Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction

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A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.
(Crown: $25)
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A new MI-5 recruit must secretly enlist a novelist as part of a propaganda campaign.
(Nan A. Talese: $26.95)
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LAPD Det. Harry Bosch gets another chance to solve a murder from the L.A. riots.
(Little, Brown: $27.99)
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The latest short story collection from the Canadian author.
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A smart, nature-loving woman tries to save monarch butterflies in an unenlightened, Appalachian town
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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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A young boy sets out to uncover who brutally attacked his mother on an Indian reservation.
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Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell's vicious maneuvering continue in this sequel to "Wolf Hall."
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An empty council seat stirs up petty hypocrisies in a small English town.
(Little, Brown: $35)
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An unhappy mother goes missing in Seattle in this humorous family drama.
(Little, Brown: $25.99)
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A comic reimagining of Star Wars' Dark Lord as a doting father.
(Chronicle: $14.95)
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A desperate middle-age American businessman has one last chance at redemption in Saudi Arabia.
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A Valentine’s Day dance has Greg scrambling for a date.
(Abrams: $13.95)
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The author returns to narrate a mystery from when he was 12.
(Little, Brown: $15.99)
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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 jailed attorney knows who murdered a federal judge.
(Doubleday: $28.95)
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Witch Diana Bishop and her vampire lover time-travel to Elizabethan England.
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Forty days and nights of a self-described “slow absorber,” navigating the San Fernando Valley.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $24)
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14 related but free-standing comics that revolve around the residents of a Chicago apartment building.
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Hardcover Nonfiction

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A new and unique portrait of the Founding Father and statesman.
(Random House: $35)
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Three simple prayers to get through the tough times.
(Riverhead: $17.95)
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Vogue's longtime creative director writes about the names behind the pages.
(Random House: $35)
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Eighty fun and adorable underwater portraits of man's best friend.
(Little, Brown: $19.99)
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The life and times of Joseph P. Kennedy, head of America’s most famous political dynasty.
(Penguin Press: $40)
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Photicular technology makes animals leap from the page in this 3D-like safari ride through Kenya.
(Workman: $24.95)
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An examination of the world of prediction.
(Penguin Press: $27.95)
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A quirky collection of feline poetry.
(Chronicle: $12.95)
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A satirical guide to fixing America from The Colbert Report host.
(Grand Central: $28.99)
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Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
A recounting of the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
(Henry Holt: $28)
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The former Talking Heads frontman explores the business of making music.
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The global economy trickles down to the inhabitants of a slum in Mumbai.
(Random House: $27)
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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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Witty prose details highlights from the presidential election campaign.
(Random House: $16)
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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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An unvarnished glimpse at the actor's life between 1939 and 1983 including his tumultuous relationship with Elizabeth Taylor.
(Yale University Press: $35)
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A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
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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 memoir from the rock musician reveals creative doubts and fears.
(Blue Rider Press: $30)
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A philosophical assessment of those who behave beyond badly.
(Doubleday: $23.95)
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