In this roundup of the best-reviewed BookLife titles, we highlight a spiritual guide, a historical novel of revenge, and a New York story.

Deep Living with the Enneagram

Roxanne Howe-Murphy

Synopsis: Life coach Howe-Murphy explores the principles of the enneagram.

PW’s Takeaway: This detailed work will appeal to spiritual readers.

Son of Perdition

William Harms

Synopsis: Harms’s grim tale is set in the post–Civil War South.

PW’s Takeaway: This is a disturbing cat-and-mouse adventure.

A Summer of Fever and Freedom

Chelsey Engel

Synopsis: Engel offers an engaging plunge into the unrest of 1969 New York City.

PW’s Takeaway: The author shines in her descriptions of new love.