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Don’t let appearances fool you in this multilayered narrative about loyalty and loss.
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A man goes back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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A burned out attorney joins a down-and-out firm and takes on a pharmaceutical giant.
(Doubleday: $28.95)
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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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Will justice be restored to Alagaësia in this conclusion to the Inheritance cycle?
(Knopf: $27.99)
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Army Special Agent John Puller investigates a brutal crime scene in a small coal mining town.
(Grand Central: $27.99)
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A year in the social life of three twentysomethings set in Jazz-Age New York City.
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Two alternating stories, 50 years apart both leading to the American Museum of Natural History.
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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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What if one man was the mastermind behind a ghastly conspiracy in 19th century Europe?
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After 25 years, high school sweethearts confront painful memories.
(Grand Central: $25.99)
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A satirical zombie story set in plague-infested Lower Manhattan.
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In the third installment of this lavish series, a teen girl is menaced by a powerful sorceress in a mystical fantasy world.
(HarperCollins: $24.99)
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The last novel in a series that darkly reimagines L. Frank Baum’s fantasy world.
(Morrow: $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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In this pseudonym-concealed author’s parody of Margaret Wise Brown’s classical tale, too many wired-up distractions keep youngsters awake.
(Blue Rider Press: $14.95)
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After a mari­juana overdose, a teenaged girl dies and goes to hell.
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A tale of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley, set in 1920s Paris.
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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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Didion recounts the painful story of her daughter’s death.
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A portrait of the late Apple visionary as revealed by those in his inner circle.
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The former president's blueprint on how to revive the economy.
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The “Hardball” host talks to those closest to JFK.
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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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The secret history of the private enclaves and mind-boggling estates of Los Angeles.
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The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
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A comical not-for-kids picture book on the perils of bedtime.
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A journey in search of the true meaning of food in our lives.
(Knopf: $25.95)
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The final work of the man who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $40)
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The grande Dame delves into her early theatrical years.
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A revised, expanded interactive journal based on the books and hit movies.
(Amulet: $10.95)
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How the financial crisis transformed global economies such as Greece, Ireland and Iceland.
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses awkward moments with world leaders in her memoir recounting her eight years in the Bush Administration.
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The life of the actor who played wise-cracking antiheroes.
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A history of humanity told through 100 man-made artifacts at the British Museum.
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An insider's detailed account of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
(St. Martin's: $25.99)
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New categories and bizarre superlatives fill the latest edition.
(Guinness: $28.95)
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The Lakers legend reveals his demons in this candid autobiography.
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Unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood from "The Office" actress/writer.
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