AFTER YOU, by Jojo Moyes. The British author of "Me Before You" is back with a sequel to that 2012 bestseller. Moyes' heroine, Lou -- a caregiver who fell in love with her quadriplegic charge, Will, in the earlier book -- now seeks solace from the Moving On support group and paramedic Sam, who rescues her from a drunken fall. Can she find love again? (Pamela Dorman Books, $26.95)

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STRANGERS DROWNING: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help, by Larissa MacFarquhar. Why do people help others? What do they get out of it? And why do "do-gooders" make us uncomfortable? A journalist looks at people who've adopted 20 children, founded a leprosy colony and performed other acts of extreme selflessness. (Penguin Press, $27.95)

ME, MY HAIR, AND I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession, edited by Elizabeth Benedict. Writers -- including Marita Golden, Anne Lamott, Bharati Mukherjee and Adriana Trigiani -- write about coloring, straightening, bad hair days, hair loss and favorite haircuts to create a complex portrait of contemporary women and their locks. (Algonquin, $16.95 paper)