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A love triangle among Ivy League graduates.
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New battles await Percy Jackson as he returns to a Roman half-blood camp.
(Hyperion: $19.99)
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A young boy's sea voyage in the early 1950s from Sri Lanka to England.
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The nature of relationships revolve in the life of a gifted college baseball player.
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A crisis of faith prompts a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia.
(Knopf: $24.95)
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A former marijuana smuggler is at the center of a recently hacked online game in this techno thriller.
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A year in the social life of three twentysomethings set in Jazz-Age New York City.
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A tale of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley, set in 1920s Paris.
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Two dueling magicians fall under the spell of love.
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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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After 25 years, high school sweethearts confront painful memories.
(Grand Central: $25.99)
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Two alternating stories, 50 years apart both leading to the American Museum of Natural History.
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A story of young Japanese women brought to San Francisco as ‘picture brides’ nearly a century ago.
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Seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss published in magazines in the 1950s.
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Hunger Games winners face the consequences of their victory.
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A young Chinese American woman's search for her father in Mao Tse-tung's China.
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Jack Reacher's final days in the Army culminate with a death on the tracks shrouded by military bureaucracy and small town corruption.
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Who's behind the bombing of a new chain superstore in a Minnesota river town?
(Putnam: $27.95)
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Unpublished drawings and poems left behind by the late author.
(Harper: $19.99)
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Dead and without magical powers, wizard detective Harry Dresden must solve his own murder.
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Hardcover Nonfiction (Back to top)

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How the financial crisis transformed global economies such as Greece, Ireland and Iceland.
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The near fairy tale May-December romance between the ingenue and Cary Grant.
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A comical not-for-kids picture book on the perils of bedtime.
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Strategies for staying married from women who are in it for the long haul.
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A prominent physicist and renowned spiritualist ponder worldviews and the human experience.
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Glee's Jane Lynch tells of her childhood, struggles with alcohol, her sexuality and profession.
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The true-life tale of the Hollywood superdog.
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A harrowing A rock ’n’ roll journey from the Gun's n' Roses bass player.
(Touchstone: $26)
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Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The dramatic events in spring 1865 leading to President Lincoln's assassination.
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A go-to guide to diabolical insects.
(Algonquin: $18.95)
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A beat-up horse named Snowman's rise to the top in show-jumping.
(Ballantine: $26)
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President Obama and his advisors' response to the financial crisis.
(Harper: $29.99)
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A third book by the comedian/talk show host filled with humorous observations from the last few years .
(Grand Central: $26.99)
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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 story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
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A revised, expanded interactive journal based on the books and hit movies.
(Amulet: $10.95)
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A series of recorded interviews after JKF's death reveal a shocking side of the former First Lady.
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TGIF every day of the week.
(FaithWords : $24.99)
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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 rediscovery of an ancient poem by Lucretius inspired the Renaissance.
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Keith Richards with James Fox
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