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The breakdown of a Midwestern family.
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An ambitious young art dealer manipulates her way through Manhattan's high-end art world.
(Grand Central: $26.99)
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Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood
Jack Ryan Jr. and his colleagues are on the trail of the world's most dangerous terrorist.
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Quirky animal fables.
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Greg confronts puberty without his best friend.
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A man confesses to the crime for which another man is about to be executed.
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The final book of the "Millennium Trilogy" has Lisbeth Salander in peril.
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A new group of heroes returns to Camp Half-Blood.
(Hyperion: $18.99)
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A reformed assassin seeks atonement in this metaphysical thriller set in present-day and 15th century Rome.
(Knopf: $24.95)
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Alex Cross’ wedding plans are interrupted by a sniper picking off crooked D.C. politicos.
(Little, Brown: $27.99)
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A vacationing couple help a defecting Russian criminal.
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The lives and schemes of characters at a small-time horseracing track in 1970s West Virginia.
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Revenge and twists of fate are underlying themes in King's most recent collection of eerie tales.
(Scribner: $27.99)
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While Kay Scarpetta studies the art of CT-assisted virtual autopsy, a body is discovered that suggests a high-level conspiracy.
(Putnam: $27.95)
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An illustrated manifesto touting printed books in the digital age.
(Roaring Brook Press: $12.99)
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The Southern lives of a maid, cook and college graduate intertwine.
(Putnam: $24.95)
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The life of a 5-year-old boy imprisoned in a 12-by-12 room.
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A cast of characters gets tangled up in an art heist at a posh mansion.
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Passion, politics and ballet in the court of Czar Nicholas II.
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $25)
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An old writing desk reveals a history of loss and recovery in four intertwined tales.
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Keith Richards with James Fox
The seemingly eternal musician shares his life as a Rolling Stone.
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Reflections on life and the relentless march of time.
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The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
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Mark Twain edited by Harriet E. Smith, et. al
Newly unexpurgated, this first volume commemorates the 100th anniversary of Twain's death.
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The infamous queen of Egypt as a political power player.
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Critical choices that shaped the former president's time in the White House.
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Jon Stewart, et. al
Our species via "The Daily Show."
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The president invites children into the worlds of 13 famous Americans.
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The science and lure of the ocean's gnarliest waves.
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A member of JFK’s Secret Service team discloses details from the day of his assassination and the aftermath.
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A Jesuit priest works with L.A. youth in his gang intervention program.
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The rhythm and rhymes behind the rapper and businessman.
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A showcase of classic homes and gardens in the neighborhoods of L.A.
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Kim Gottlieb-Walker's photographs detailing the rise of reggae music
(Titan: $29.95)
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The personal correspondence between the famous chef and friend who helped find her first publisher.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $26)
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Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
God and quantum theory.
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The actor's rags-to-riches Hollywood career.
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Mike Bender and Doug Chernack
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