Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction

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An ex-soldier turned detective investigates a supermodel's suicide.
(Mulholland Books: $26)
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A bookish 7-year-old English boy goes on an otherworldly adventure when he discovers a neighbor's supernatural secret.
(William Morrow: $25.99)
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A father's decision to give his 3-year-old daughter to a wealthy family in Kabul begins a 60-year Afghan history lesson.
(Riverhead: $28.95)
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A reclusive J.D. Salinger-like character attempts to reconnect with family and friends years after he pens his famous bestselling novel.
(Random House: $27)
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Stories in verse by the late writer span 20th century in America.
(Doubleday: $26.95)
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A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.
(Crown: $25)
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Art-restorer and spy Gabriel Allon is brought in when a British woman vanishes, threatening a prime minister's career.
(Harper: $27.99)
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Two teenagers fighting cancer fall in love.
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An ex-Miami cop tries to convince a cast of characters that a severed arm found in his fridge is evidence of a murder.
(Knopf: $26.95)
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After waking up in Florence with amnesia, Robert Langdon must find a destructive virus before it infects the world.
(Doubleday: $29.95)
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Colombia's turmoil in the wake of drugs and violence and America's unsatiable appetite for cocaine.
(Riverhead: $27.95)
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The trials and triumphs of a 10-year-old boy starting school for the first time.
(Knopf: $15.99)
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A fictional account of the true-life love affair between the psychoanalyst and his sister-in-law
(Amy Einhorn: $25.95)
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The Seven Kingdoms are imperiled again in the fifth “Song of Ice and Fire” book.
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A retelling of the epic sci-fi adventure in the style and rhythm of the Bard’s plays.
(Quirk Books: $14.95)
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A family is shattered with the loss of a chimp, raised as their daughter for six years.
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An orphan moves from his quiet Connecticut farm to live with his older half sister in Greenwich Village during the swinging '60s.
(Sarah Crichton Books: $26)
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James Patterson & David Ellis
When an unrequited love turns up dead, a trivia-reciting man soon learns of her double life.
(Little, Brown: $28)
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The bond formed among six teenagers at an arts summer camp is explored through adulthood.
(Riverhead: $27.95)
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Hardcover Nonfiction

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The religion scholar examines the life of Jesus during 1st century Palestine.
(Random House: $27)
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Inside the culture of Beltway politics where funerals are big ticket networking events.
(Blue Rider Press: $27.95)
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The essayist's recent collection of life's travails and travel tales.
(Little, Brown: $27)
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Peter Westwick & Peter Neushul
A serious look at the history of surfing from its Hawaiian roots through today.
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The Facebook executive offers observations on gender inequities in the professional world.
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A quirky collection of feline poetry.
(Chronicle: $12.95)
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Poems and portraits fill this canine companion book to the feline version, "I Could Pee on This."
(Chronicle: $12.95)
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A scrapbook filled with photos and quips of the cat with the perpetually frowny face.
(Chronicle: $12.95)
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Sharp-tongued commentary recorded during private lunchtime chats during the last years of Welles' life.
(Metropolitan: $28)
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The squeaky-clean Partridge family matriarch candidly discusses her sex life in this autobiography.
(Gallery Press: $27)
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Under the spell of a "sublime" cheese, a man relocates his family to a cheesemaker's village in Spain where he becomes entangled in a murder plot.
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A collection of photos, quotes and musings from an existential cat.
(Ten Speed Press: $12.99)
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A memoir from the director of such legendary films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist."
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The film producer dishes on the current state of the entertainment industry.
(Simon & Schuster: $26)
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A look at the rise of the anti-hero on TV shows such as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "The Sopranos."
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The underdog story of a scrappy U.S. Crew team competing for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
(Viking: $28.95)
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Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
The story behind the patriarch of A&E's "Duck Dynasty."
(Howard Books: $24.99)
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Ava Gardner and Peter Evans
The Hollywood star revealed details about her private and personal relationships during late-night conversations with journalist Evans.
(Simon & Schuster: $26)
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The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
(Random House: $27)
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How an injured, ginger street cat transformed the life of a homeless heroic addict.
(Thomas Dunne: $24.99)
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