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The Seven Kingdoms are imperiled again in the fifth “Song of Ice and Fire” book.
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A year in the social life of three twentysomethings set in Jazz-Age New York City.
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Anti-terrorist expert Gabriel Allon tracks down a dangerous American-born cleric with deadly plans.
(Harper: $26.99)
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An atmospheric tale of two medical researchers and the many shades of truth they find in the Amazon.
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A counterterrorism operative launches a plan to stop the biggest terrorist attacks against the U.S.
(Atria: $26.99)
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A tale of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley, set in 1920s Paris.
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A 21st century story of a distraught and lonely werewolf.
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A teenager stumbles upon an abandoned children's home whose former occupants were a bit odd and dangerous.
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Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
While seeking retribution for his wife's murder, Special Agent Pendergast uncovers a horrific conspiracy.
(Grand Central: $26.99)
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Middle-aged siblings cope with their own realities and their mother's dementia.
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A woman's mind is erased of everything she knows each time she goes to sleep.
(Harper: $25.99)
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Det. Harry Hole investigates a serial killer whose calling card is the appearance of a mysterious snowman near crime scenes.
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Hunger Games winners face the consequences of their victory.
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James Patterson with Chris Tebbetts
A student aims to break every rule in his school's Code of Conduct.
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A young Chinese American woman's search for her father in Mao Tse-tung's China.
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Dead and without magical powers, wizard detective Harry Dresden must solve his own murder.
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The final book of the "Millennium Trilogy" has Lisbeth Salander in peril.
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No one is safe in the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.
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Generational female family members express their grievances over a summer at their beach cottage.
(Random House: $25.95)
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A elderly man agrees to an experiment that will improve his memory (but shorten his life) to help solve his nephew’s murder.
(Riverhead: $25.95)
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A comical not-for-kids picture book on the perils of bedtime.
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The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
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How the self-deprecating actress, mom and writer rocked the world of comedy.
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Complex ties between the U.S. ambassador’s family and the Nazi elite in 1930s Berlin.
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A kidnap victim at 11, Jaycee Dugard describes her 18-year imprisonment.
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A revised, expanded interactive journal based on the books and hit movies.
(Amulet: $10.95)
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How a few daring young artists changed the contemporary art scene in 1960's Los Angeles.
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The author goes on a quest to understand the aggressive, antisocial personality disorder.
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A history of comic books and what they say about humankind.
(Spiegel & Grau: $28)
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The actress and ex-wife of Charlie Sheen offers an up close look at the pressures of living in the spotlight.
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The famed prosecutor makes his case for agnosticism.
(Vanguard: $26.99)
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Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
Photos of baby animals born in captivity.
(Beach Lane Books: $12.99)
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A history of the top secret Nevada base with familiar conspiracy theories and unexpected ties to Stalin.
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A 2,000-year history of the Catholic papacy.
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How Americans in 19th century Paris shaped ideals back home.
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A modern history of L. Ron Hubbard and his controversial religion-without-a-deity.
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An upgraded assessment on how to find your top talents.
(Gallup Press: $22.95)
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Using a fake Rockefeller moniker, a man cons his way into American high society.
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A personal collection of travel appreciation from the author's own and other writers' works.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $25)
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How the challenges of comic book superheroes allow better understanding of ourselves and our potential.
(HarperOne: $25.99)
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Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
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Keith Richards with James Fox
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