Thursday Reads: 3 books for Thanksgiving weekend

PROOF OF HEAVEN, 

by Eben Alexander. 
(Simon & Schuster, $15.99.) 
A neurosurgeon’s journey into the afterlife.
THE NEW JIM CROW, 
by Michelle Alexander. 
(New Press, $19.95.) 
Taking aim at the “war on drugs” and its impact on black men.
THE PANTHER, 
by Nelson DeMille. 
(Grand Central Publishing.) 
The anti-terrorist task force agent John Corey and his wife, an F.B.I. agent, pursue a high-ranking Qaeda operative in Yemen — who is out to avenge the death of a Libyan terrorist killed by Corey.