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The Seven Kingdoms are imperiled again in the fifth “Song of Ice and Fire” book.
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A series of graphic vignettes about erotica.
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Quentin embarks on a quest that goes awry in this sequel to "The Magicians."
(Viking: $26.95)
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A tale of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley, set in 1920s Paris.
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A year in the social life of three twentysomethings set in Jazz-Age New York City.
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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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Hunger Games winners face the consequences of their victory.
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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 well-to-do Manhattan family is rocked by a prep-school sex scandal.
(Harper: $24.99)
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A high school boy receives a box of audiotapes narrated by a girl who recently committed suicide.
(Razorbill: $10.99)
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Middle-aged siblings cope with their own realities and their mother's dementia.
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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 counterterrorism operative launches a plan to stop the biggest terrorist attacks against the U.S.
(Atria: $26.99)
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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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Dead and without magical powers, wizard detective Harry Dresden must solve his own murder.
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In a post-apocalyptic future, kids are forced to fight in gladiator-like matches to the death.
(Scholastic: $17.99)
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Murder inside a San Diego surfing community.
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Was a former jockey's co-worker, murdered during a crowded race, a case of mistaken identity?
(Putnam: $26.95)
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No one is safe in the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.
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Complex ties between the U.S. ambassador’s family and the Nazi elite in 1930s Berlin.
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The actress' blueprint for successful living and getting older.
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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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A kidnap victim at 11, Jaycee Dugard describes her 18-year imprisonment.
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How the self-deprecating actress, mom and writer rocked the world of comedy.
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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 interconnected ecological and economic consequences of the European discovery of the Americas.
(Knopf: $30.50)
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A travel writer traces the steps of Hiram Bingham's original expedition to Machu Picchu.
(Dutton: $26.95)
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How Americans in 19th century Paris shaped ideals back home.
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A revised, expanded interactive journal based on the books and hit movies.
(Amulet: $10.95)
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The conservative commentator argues that liberal Democrats exhibit mob mentality.
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A prediction of America's economic and cultural armageddon.
(Regnery: $29.95)
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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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Stories of the unknown women on the periphery of historic achievers.
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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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The crime novelist's restless, reckless love affairs.
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A 2,000-year history of the Catholic papacy.
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An upgraded assessment on how to find your top talents.
(Gallup Press: $22.95)
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Howard Wasdin and Stephen Templin
A former member of the elite Navy SEALs recounts his military training and deadly missions.
(St. Martin's: $26.99)
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Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
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Keith Richards with James Fox
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