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A love triangle among Ivy League graduates.
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A middle-age retiree re-evaluates his mediocre existence.
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A young boy's sea voyage in the early 1950s from Sri Lanka to England.
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After 25 years, high school sweethearts confront painful memories.
(Grand Central: $25.99)
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The nature of relationships revolve in the life of a gifted college baseball player.
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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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Two alternating stories, 50 years apart both leading to the American Museum of Natural History.
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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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Who's behind the bombing of a new chain superstore in a Minnesota river town?
(Putnam: $27.95)
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Don’t let appearances fool you in this multilayered narrative about loyalty and loss.
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Two dueling magicians fall under the spell of love.
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After a mari­juana overdose, a teenaged girl dies and goes to hell.
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A Mexican maid's odyssey through Los Angeles and jungles of the California judicial system.
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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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A satirical zombie story set in plague-infested Lower Manhattan.
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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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No one is safe in the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.
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Unpublished drawings and poems left behind by the late author.
(Harper: $19.99)
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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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The Lakers legend reveals his demons in this candid autobiography.
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How the financial crisis transformed global economies such as Greece, Ireland and Iceland.
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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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Previously untapped materials create a heartbreaking portrait of the creative genius.
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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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The true-life tale of the Hollywood superdog.
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A comical not-for-kids picture book on the perils of bedtime.
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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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Glee's Jane Lynch tells of her childhood, struggles with alcohol, her sexuality and profession.
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The near fairy tale May-December romance between the ingenue and Cary Grant.
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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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President Obama and his advisors' response to the financial crisis.
(Harper: $29.99)
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The rock star draws on his hard-rock experiences to offer health advice, pulled from his popular Rolling Stone column
(Grand Central: $26.99)
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The rediscovery of an ancient poem by Lucretius inspired the Renaissance.
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A kidnap victim at 11, Jaycee Dugard describes her 18-year imprisonment.
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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 revised, expanded interactive journal based on the books and hit movies.
(Amulet: $10.95)
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A beat-up horse named Snowman's rise to the top in show-jumping.
(Ballantine: $26)
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TGIF every day of the week.
(FaithWords : $24.99)
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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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