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A young man clings to a painting years after surviving an explosion at a museum that killed his mother.
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The friendship between a 10-year-old Charleston slave and her reluctant 11-year-old owner.
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Two teenagers fighting cancer fall in love.
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An online dating site reveals an ex-fiancee and dangerous conspiracy for an NYPD Detective.
(Dutton: $27.95)
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A debut collection of humorous short stories from the comedic actor and star of "The Office."
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Tris and Tobias' bond is tested when they rise up against their dystopian boundaries.
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The tragic and humorous absurdities of domestic life fill this short story collection.
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The murder of amid-level diplomat at the American embassy in Hungary.
(Minotaur: $26.99)
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George Lucas's Star War's Episode 5 reimagined in Shakespearean pentameter.
(Quirk Books: $14.95)
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The Tris and Tobias love story concludes in this final book of the Divergent trilogy.
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Left for dead, an astronaut struggles to survive on Mars.
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An aging New York photographer finds unexpected romance in a rural town.
(Random House: $26)
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Discworld's first steam engine arrives in Ankh-Morpork.
(Doubleday: $26.95)
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The final book in the "Tales of the City' series follows landlady Madrigal on a roadtrip.
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Philip Marlowe is back with a beautiful client and a case involving the city’s richest families
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With a serial rapist terrorizing Paris, pregnant PI Aimée Leduc steps in when a friend's daughter disappears.
(Soho Crime: $27.95)
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The Clifton and Barrington families face love, revenge and betrayal as they march into the sixties.
(St. Martin's Press: $27.99)
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Light-skinned African Americans passing for white tackle racism in this modern day retelling of Snow White.
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After best friend Rowley ditches him, Greg turns his friend finding mission over to chance.
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Explosive revelations in a soon to be published book puts the lives of a literary agent, CIA Operative and author in peril.
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Hardcover Nonfiction (Back to top)

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The editor of The Huffington Post redefines what it means to be successful beyond money and power.
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An underdog story of a scrappy U.S. Crew team competing for gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
(Viking: $28.95)
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Comical travel tales from the talk show host’s around-the-world adventures.
(Grand Central: $27)
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The first of two-volumes covers jewish history from pre-biblical times to 1492 and expulsion from Spain.
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Global discrimination and violence against women and girls based on misguided interpretations of religious texts.
(Simon & Schuster: $28)
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Practical advice and life lessons learned from the beloved classic children's series.
(Golden Books: $9.99)
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An exploration of the scientific advancements of our brains.
(Doubleday: $28.95)
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How human impact on the environment will cause the next mass destruction of the planet.
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Anecdotes illustrate how underdogs and misfits gained advantage through adversity.
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The first official guide to the popular online game filled with expert survival tips.
(Scholastic: $7.99)
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A memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New Yorker.
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The "Nightline" anchor's meditative adventure to find peace after an on-air panic attack.
(It Books: $25.99)
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Fighting back against the culture of phonies and hipster elitists by reclaiming the real American ideal of cool.
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An intimate look at the golden era of Hollywood from the former contract player at Fox.
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Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
The background of the life of Christ and events leading to his death.
(Henry Holt: $28)
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The 17th century transformation of the French capital into a modern city.
(Bloomsbury: $30)
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The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
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Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
A portrait of the mysterious and reclusive heiress of the Gilded Age, Huguette Clark.
(Ballantine: $28)
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An illustrated handbook that answers everyday questions on maintaining optimal health.
(Simon & Schuster: $17.95)
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A look at the rise of the anti-hero on TV shows such as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "The Sopranos."
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Paperback Fiction (Back to top)

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Paperback Nonfiction (Back to top)

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Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
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Credits: Liesl Bradner, Carolyn Kellogg, Michelle Minkoff

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Rankings are based on chain results and a weekly poll of 150 Southland bookstores going back to April 25, 2010.

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