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The Finder
Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine,
Commerce, and Culture (Nov. 2007)
The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan
The Woman Who Can't Forget
The Rabbi's Cat 2
Islam and the Secular State:
Negotiating the Future of Shari`a
The Mysterious Montague:
A True Tale of Hollywood,
Golf, and Armed Robbery
Dr. Mary's Monkey
How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor,
a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans
and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses
are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald,
the JFK Assassination and Emerging 
Global Epidemics
The White Tiger
The Road to Dallas
The Assassination of JFK
Fairway to Hell : Around the World in 18 Holes
April 2008
Mirroring People : The New Science of How We Connect with Others
May 2008
When Dr. Leo Liebenstein's wife disappears, she leaves behind a single, confounding clue: a woman who looks, talks, and behaves exactly like her...
How to Photograph
an Atomic Bomb
More pics here
Crazy Good
The True Story
of Dan Patch
The Most Famous 
Horse in America
May 2008
Crazy Makers : How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children
Dec 2007
Devil May Care 
(James Bond 007 Series)
by Sebastian Faulks
X Saves the World
The Best Game Ever : Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL
May 2008
Year Million : Science at the Far Edge of Knowledge
May 2008
Apocalypse Nerd
"...just wanted to go camping in the North Cascade Mountains near Seattle—but Kim Jung II had other plans. Now Seattle is a smoldering nuclear wasteland..."
(Young Adult)
The Secret of Fame
Inside Elite Gymnastics' Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympic Dreams
April 2008
A sober review by nuclear physicist, 
Stanton Friedman, of the flying 
saucer phenomenon (May 2008)
City of Thieves
May 2008
The Ten-Cent Plague : 
The Great Comic-Book Scare 
and How It Changed America
Warrior Girls: Protecting
Our Daughters Against the 
Injury Epidemic in 
Women's Sports
(June 2008)
"acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal..."
(May 2008)
"An extraordinary debut novel of love
that survives the fires of hell and transcends
the boundaries of time..." (August 2008)
Climate Confusion
Always by My Side: 
A Father's Grace and
a Sports Journey Unlike
Any Other (May 2008)
Sway: The Hidden Forces That Influence Irrational Behavior 
June 2008
Bangkok Haunts
John Burdett
(June 2008)
The Last 1,000 Days of the British Empire:
Churchill, Roosevelt, 
and the Birth of the 
Pax Americana (May 2008)
Sorcery at Caesars: 
Sugar Ray's Marvelous Fight
(June 2008)

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The Unknown Universe : The Origin of the Universe, Quantum Gravity, Wormholes, and Other Things Science Still Can't Explain
Double Negative
Re-published June 2008

Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: 
The Rebirth of Silicon Valley
and the Rise of Web 2. 0 May 2008
Panic in Level 4 : 
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, 
and Other Journeys to the 
Edge of Science
Lust, Caution: The Story
September 2007
House Rules, A Memoir 
March 2008
Human: The Science Behind What
Makes Us Unique (June 2008)
Dark Horse: A Political Thriller
June 2008
The Pact : Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry that Defined a Generation
June 2008
Abducted (April 2007)
How People Come to Believe
They Were Kidnapped by Aliens
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Why Beethoven Threw the Stew: And Lots More Stories about the Lives of Great Composers
(Young Adult)
Mortal Coil: A Short History
of Living Longer (June 2008)
Original Sin
April 2008
Forgotten Man 
June 2007
Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future (April 2002)
Midnight's Children
April 2006
25th Edition
The Buckleys
May 2008
Mood Genes: Hunting for Origins
of Mania and Depression 
(September 1999)
Palace Council
by Stephen L. Carter (July 2008)
Scorpion Down : Sunk by the Soviets,
Buried by the Pentagon: The Untold 
Story of the USS Scorpion
Snoop (May 2008)
"Does what’s on your desk reveal what’s on your mind? Do those pictures on your walls tell true tales about you? And is your favorite outfit about to give you away?"
The Gathering
Winner of the 2007
Man Booker Prize

1434 : The Year a Magnificent Chinese
Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited
the Renaissance
Available June 2008
Explorers of the Infinite: 
The Secret Spiritual 
Lives of Extreme Athletes 
(May 2008)

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The Legal Limit
by Martin Clark
(July 2008)
The Monster of Florence
Available June 10th
The Bridge: A Glimpse of Rural America
Through the Eyes of Young Boy in 1967
(November 2007)
Zombies Movies:
The Ultimate Guide
by Glenn Kay
Available 10/2008
Chicago Review
Trouble Begins at 8 (July 2008) Ages 9 to 12
"Sam regarded it as akin to child abuse that his father... scraped up the funds to send him to the log schoolhouse..."
Working Longer : 
The Solution to the 
Retirement Income Challenge
White Mary (August 2008)
"A young woman journeys deep into the untamed jungle, wrestling with love and loss, trauma and healing, faith and redemption..."
Me of Little Faith
The Book of Dave:
"Dave buries the book in his ex-wife's Hampstead backyard, intending it for his son, Carl, when he comes of age. Five hundred years later, Dave's book is found by the inhabitants of Ham, a primitive archipelago in post-apocalyptic London" 
(October 2007)
Hospital : Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity,
Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God 
and Diversity on Steroids
The Demon from Dakar
"Ann Lindell and her motley crew of colleagues are faced with a most baffling murder case in which all clues lead straight back to a popular local restaurant named Dakar" 
(April 2008)
Spycraft : The Secret History 
of the CIA's Spytechs, from 
Communism to al-Qaeda
Available May 28th, 2008
How the other half Hamptons 
(June 2008)

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The Dumbest Generation :
How the Digital Age 
Stupefies Young Americans 
and Jeopardizes Our Future
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
(June 3, 2008)
American Heroes : In the Fight against Radical Islam
Secret Agent 666:
Aleister Crowley, 
British Intelligence 
and the Occult
(June 2008)
Romance on Three Legs: 
Glenn Gould's Obsessive 
Quest for the Perfect Piano 
(June 2008)
Losing the Race:
Self-Sabotage in
Black America
(Aug. 2001)
Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation
and the Rise of the American Empire 
(May 2008)
Central Park in the Dark: 
More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife
(Non-Fiction June 2008)
Journalism and Truth
(July 2007)

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