Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction

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A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.
(Crown: $25)
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A jazz themed record store on the border of Oakland and Berkeley is threatened by a big time developer.
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A collection of stories centered on a young Dominican man's search for love.
(Riverhead: $26.95)
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Book two of the Century trilogy finds the characters from “Fall of Giants” swept up in war.
(Dutton: $36)
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An unhappy mother goes missing in Seattle in this humorous family drama.
(Little, Brown: $25.99)
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George and Harold travel back in time to kindergarten in this ninth book in the series.
(Scholastic: $9.99)
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The inventor of the world’s first clock must teach humans the true meaning of time.
(Hyperion: $24.99)
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A tangled love story spanning 50 years from Hollywood to the Italian coast.
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Childhood friends find themselves in the midst of uneasy adulthood.
(Penguin Press: $26.95)
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Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes try to find each other in 1920's India.
(Bantam: $35)
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Hunger Games winners face the consequences of their victory.
(Scholastic: $17.99)
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A comic reimagining of Star Wars' Dark Lord as a doting father.
(Chronicle: $14.95)
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A sociopathic criminal wins the lottery.
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James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Packs of animals are attacking cities all over the world.
(Little, Brown: $27.99)
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No one is safe in the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.
(Scholastic: $17.99)
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A desperate middle-age American businessman has one last chance at redemption in Saudi Arabia.
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The Seven Kingdoms are imperiled again in the fifth “Song of Ice and Fire” book.
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The days leading up to a New England wedding is fraught with indiscretions and misbehaving revelers.
(Knopf: $25.95)
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Aliens on the run must separate to find the others in the third Lorien Legacies book.
(HarperCollins: $17.99)
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Hardcover Nonfiction

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A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
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A woman on the verge embarks on a 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.
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The author’s memoir referring to his code name while under British protection.
(Random House: $30)
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The late author writes of his last dying days.
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The author's take on 2011's federal debt ceiling battle.
(Simon & Schuster: $30)
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A cultural history of the female body part.
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A challenge to take risks and embrace vulnerability and imperfection.
(Gotham: $26)
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Thirty-one blessings and promises to recite daily.
(FaithWords : $21.99)
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Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The dramatic events in spring 1865 leading to President Lincoln's assassination.
(Holt: $28)
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A critical look at Barack Obama and his administration.
(Regnery: $27.95)
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Bill O’Reilly adapts "Killing Lincoln" for young readers.
(Henry Holt: $19.99)
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A portrait of Julia Child’s life from her childhood to "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."
(Knopf: $29.95)
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The former Talking Heads frontman explores the business of making music.
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This biography of the late author David Foster Wallace charts his torments and triumphs.
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The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
(Random House: $27)
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A quirky collection of feline poetry.
(Chronicle: $12.95)
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An insider's account of the contentious relationship between the supreme court and the Obama administration.
(Doubleday: $28.95)
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LBJ’s sudden presidency, the Civil Rights Act and war on poverty.
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A memoir of living with debilitating anxiety.
(Simon & Schuster: $25)
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An upgraded assessment on how to find your top talents.
(Gallup Press: $22.95)
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