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What’s new: a John McEnroe memoir, secrets of ‘Thelma & Louise,’ a literary page-turner by David Bergen

"But Seriously" by John McEnroe Credit: Little, Brown

BUT SERIOUSLY, by John McEnroe. At 58, the former bad boy of professional tennis is now its elder statesman, winning over even skeptical fans with his TV commentary on Grand Slam matches. McEnroe’s new memoir picks up where his 2002 bestseller “You Cannot Be Serious” left off, covering his TV career, passion for art collecting, rock star antics and family life. (Wife Patty Smyth even gets her say.) (Little, Brown; $29)

OFF THE CLIFF: How the Making of ‘Thelma & Louise’ Drove Hollywood to the Edge, by Becky Aikman. Here’s everything you need to know about the hit 1991 film starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis (plus newbie Brad Pitt) that has become a modern feminist classic. Former Newsday reporter Aikman shows how screenwriter Callie Khouri (“Nashville”), an industry outsider at the time got the film made in male-dominated Hollywood. (Penguin Press, $28)

STRANGER, by David Bergen. This spare and haunting page-turner by an award-winning Canadian novelist opens on a lake in Guatemala, where a high-end clinic lures foreign women with the promise of fertility after bathing in its waters. A local woman, Isó, works in the clinic and begins an affair with the chief American doctor, but when she becomes pregnant — and the doctor’s wife comes for a treatment — things take a dark turn. (Overlook, $26.95)


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