Book Excerpts and First Chapters

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Featured Excerpts

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss

Impossible Odds
by David Duncan

The Lady Chosen
by Stephanie Laurens


by Clive Barker (Joanna Cotler Books)

Avalon High
by Meg Cabot (HarperCollins)

Beyond the Deepwoods
by Paul Stewart, Illustrated by Chris Riddell (David Fickling Books)

Black Water (Pendragon Series #5)
by D.J. MacHale (Aladdin Books)

The Blue Djinn of Babylon (Children of the Lamp)
by P.B. Kerr (Orchard Books)

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Knopf)

Boy Meets Girl
by Meg Cabot (Avon)

by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)

by Christopher Paolini (Knopf)

Endymion Spring
by Matthew Skelton (Delacorte Books)

Fly by Night
by Frances Hardinge (HarperCollins)

The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)

A Great and Terrible Beauty
by Libba Bray (Delacorte Press)

by Cornelia Funke (The Chicken House/Scholastic)

by Meg Cabot (HarperTeen)

Magyk: Septimus Heap, Book One
by Angie Sage (HarperCollins)

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
by Jeanne Birdsall (Knopf)

Peter Pan in Scarlet
by Geraldine McCaughrean (McElderry/Simon & Schuster)

The Prophecy of the Stones
by Flavia Bujor (Hyperion)

Rebel Angels
by Libba Bray (Delacorte Books)

The Secret of Castle Cant
by K.P. Bath (Little, Brown)

Seeker (Book 1 of The Noble Warriors)
by William Nicholson (Harcourt)

A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope
by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Brett Helquist (HarperCollins)

A Series of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril
by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Brett Helquist (HarperCollins)

by G.P. Taylor (Putnam Juvenile)

Silverfin (Young James Bond, Book 1)
by Charlie Higson (Miramax)

Sir Thursday (The Keys to the Kingdom Book 4)
by Garth Nix (Scholastic)

The Sorceress
by Michael Scott (Random House)

Sweet Sixteen Princess: A Princess Diaries Book
by Meg Cabot (HarperCollins)

Trickster's Choice
by Tamara Pierce (Random House)

What's Happening to Grandpa?
by Maria Shriver (Little, Brown)

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Glorious Appearing (Left Behind, #12
by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale House)

The Purpose-Driven Life
by Rick Warren (Zondervan)

Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
by Joel Osteen (Warner Faith)


4th of July
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)

The 5th Horseman
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)

The 6th Target
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)

Absolute Friends
by John Le Carre (Little, Brown)

The Alexandria Link
by Steve Berry (Ballantine)

All the Flowers are Dying
by Lawrence Block (Morrow)

The Alpine Recluse
by Mary Daheim (Ballantine)

Bad Business
by Robert B. Parker (Putnam)

Bangkok Tattoo
by John Burdett (Knopf)

Bannerman's Ghosts
by John R. Maxim (William Morrow)

Beautiful Ghosts
by Eliot Pattison (Minotaur Books)

The Big Over Easy
by Jasper Fforde (Viking)

Black Creek Crossing
by John Saul (Ballantine)

The Black Order
by James Rollins (William Morrow)

Blood is the Sky
by Steve Hamilton (Thomas Dunne Books)

A Body to Die For
by Kate White (Warner Books)

Bone Mountain
by Eliot Pattison (St. Martin's Minotaur)

The Book of Fate
by Brad Meltzer (Warner Books)

The Book of Lies
by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central)

The Broker
by John Grisham (Doubleday Books)

The Burglar on the Prowl
by Lawrence Block (William Morrow)

The Bourne Sanction
by Eric Van Lustbader (Grand Central Publishing)

Cinnamon Kiss
by Walter Mosley (Little, Brown)

Creation in Death
by J.D. Robb (Putnam)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon (Random House)

Cyanide Wells
by Marcia Muller (Mysterious Press)

The Dakota Cipher
by William Dietrich (HarperCollins)

Dark Tort
by Diane Mott Davidson (HarperCollins)

Dead Before Dying
by Deon Meyer (Little, Brown)

Deep Storm
by Lincoln Child (Random House)

The Doomsday Key
by James Rollins (William Morrow)

Double Shot
by Diane Mott Davidson (HarperCollins)

The Enemy
by Lee Child (Delacorte Press)

Every Secret Thing
by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)

The Fallen
by T. Jefferson Parker (William Morrow)

False Impression
by Jeffrey Archer (St. Martin's Press)

by Iris Johansen (Bantam)

Fleshmarket Alley
by Ian Rankin (Little, Brown)

The Full Cupboard of Life
by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)

Gone Tomorrow
by Lee Child (Delacorte Press)

Guardian of the Horizon
by Elizabeth Peters (HarperCollins)

Hard Revolution
by George Pelecanos (LIttle, Brown)

by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown)

The Husband
by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

Ice Run
by Steve Hamilton (St. Martin's Minotaur)

Judgment Calls
by Alafair Burke (Henry Holt)

Just Take My Heart
by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon and Schuster)

Kill the Messenger
by Tami Hoag (Bantam)

Killer Smile
by Lisa Scottoline (HarperCollins)

The Last Cato
by Matilde Asensi (Rayo)

The Last Juror
by John Grisham (Doubleday)

The Last Spymaster
by Gayle Lynds (St. Martin's Press)

Left to Die
by Lisa Jackson (Zebra)

The Lighthouse
by P. D. James (Knopf)

London Bridges
by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

Lost City
by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos (Putnam)

Lost Light
by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

Map of Bones
by James Rollins (William Morrow)

The Messenger
by Daniel Silva (Putnam)

Metro Girl
by Janet Evanovich (HarperCollins)

Missing Justice
by Alafair Burke (Henry Holt)

The Mission Song
by John le Carré (Little, Brown)

The Mummy Case
by Elizabeth Peters (William Morrow)

The Naming of the Dead
by Ian Rankin (Little, Brown)

The Narrows
by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

No Place Like Home
by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster)

One Dead Under the Cuckoo's Nest
by Lori Avocato (Avon)

The Orion Protocol
by Gary Tigerman (William Morrow)

The Overlook
by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown)

A Question of Blood
by Ian Rankin (Little, Brown)

Prince of Fire
by Daniel Silva (Putnam)

The Protector
by David Morrell (Warner Books)

R is for Ricochet
by Sue Grafton (Putnam)

The Rule of Four
by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason (Dial Books)

State of Fear
by Michael Crichton (HarperCollins)

Toasting Tina
by Evan Marshall (Kensington)

by James Rollins (William Morrow)

Split Second
by David Baldacci (Warner Books)

Step on a Crack
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown)

Still Life With Crows
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Warner Books)

The Templar Legacy
by Steve Berry (Ballantine)

Under Orders
by Dick Francis (Putnam)

The Venetian Betrayal
by Steve Berry (Ballantine)

Whisker of Evil
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown (Little, Brown)

White Hot
by Sandra Brown (Simon and Schuster)

The Zero Game
by Brad Meltzer (Warner Books)

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Allegiance (Star Wars)
by Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)

The Awakened City
by Victoria Strauss (Eos)

Blood Canticle
by Anne Rice (Knopf)

A Breath of Snow and Ashes
by Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte)

The Burning Land
by Victoria Strauss (Eos)

The Children of Hurin
by J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin)

Counterfeit Kings
by Adam Connell (Phobos)

Dates From Hell
by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong and Lori Handeland (Avon)

The Devil's Armor
by John Marco (DAW)

by Christopher Paolini (Knopf)

For a Few Demons More
by Kim Harrison (HarperCollins)

First Rider's Call
by Kristen Britain (DAW)

Flinx's Folly
by Alan Dean Foster (Del Ray)

Flyte (Septimus Heap, Book 2)
by Angie Sage (Katherine Tegan Books)

Forever Odd
by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

The God Particle
by Richard Cox (Del Rey)

A Forest of Stars: Book II of The Saga of Seven Suns
by Kevin J. Anderson (Warner Books)

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)

The Harlequin
by Laurell K. Hamilton. (Berkley)

A Hat Full of Sky
by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)

by Kelley Armstrong (Bantam Spectra)

Heart-Shaped Box
by Joe Hill (Morrow)

The Historian
by Elizabeth Kostova (Little, Brown)

Horizon Storms
by Kevin J. Anderson (Warner Books)

Hunters of Dune
by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Tor/Tom Doherty)

Impossible Odds
by Dave Duncan (Eos)

The Jaguar Knights: A Chronicle of the King's Blades
by Dave Duncan (Eos)

Judas Unchained
by Peter F. Hamilton (Del Rey)

Kitty Goes to Washington
by Carrie Vaughn (Warner Books)

Kushiel's Scion
by Jacqueline Carey (Warner Books)

The Lake House
by James Patterson (Warner Books)

Making Money
by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon
by Diana L. Paxson (Viking)

Metal Swarm
by Kevin J. Anderson (Orbit)

Mistress of the Pearl
by Eric Van Lustbader (Tor Books)

Monstrous Regiment
by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)

Ringworld's Children
by Larry Niven (Tor Books)

Sandworms of Dune
by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Tor)

The Scent of Shadows
by Vicki Pettersson (Eos)

The Scrolls of the Ancients: Volume III of the Chronicles of Blood and Stone
by Robert Newcomb (Del Rey)

Seduced by Moonlight
by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine)

Sign of the Qin
by L.G. Bass (Hyperion)

A Stroke of Midnight
by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine)

Survivor's Quest
by Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)

Sword of Angels
by John Marco (DAW)

Talon of the Silver Hawk
by Raymond E. Feist (Eos)

Tbe Wave
by Walter Mosley (Warner Aspect)

The Wee, Free Men
by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)

The Wizard Hunters
by Martha Wells (Eos)

-- Click here for the fantasy/sf/horror book excerpt archives.

General Fiction

by Joseph Kanon (Henry Holt and Co.)

All He Ever Wanted
by Anita Shreve (Little, Brown)

Anansi Boys
by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)

Anonymous Lawyer
by Jeremy Blachman (Henry Holt)

Bangkok 8
by John Burdett (Knopf)

Bergdorf Blondes
by Plum Sykes (Miramax/Hyperion)

Between Sisters
by Kristin Hannah (Ballantine)

The Bookseller of Kabul
by Asne Seierstad (Little, Brown)

The Choice
by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central)

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
by Anne Rice (Knopf)

Cold Mountain
by Charles Frazier (Vintage)

The Dogs of Babel
by Carolyn Parkhurst (Little, Brown)

Everyone Worth Knowing
by Lauren Weisberger (Simon and Schuster)

Empress Orchid
by Anchee Min (Houghton Mifflin)

The Feast of Roses
by Indu Sundaresan (Atria Books)

The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
by Michael Chabon (Fourth Estate)

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
by Mitch Albom (Hyperion)

For One More Day
by Mitch Albom (Hyperion)

The Gargoyle
by Andrew Davidson (Doubleday)

Good Faith
by Jane Smiley (Knopf)

A Good Year
by Peter Mayle (Knopf)

The Guardian
by Nicholas Sparks (Warner)

Hadrian's Wall
by William Dietrich (HarperCollins)

In Dahlia's Wake
by Yona Zeldis McDonough (Doubleday)

Innocent Traitor: Novel of Lady Jane Grey
by Alison Weir (Ballantine)

by Frank Delaney (HarperCollins)

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)

The Known World
by Edward P. Jones (Amistad)

The Lady and the Unicorn
by Tracy Chevalier (Dutton)

Lipstick Jungle
by Candace Bushnell (Hyperion)

The Mermaid Chair
by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking)

The Messiah of Morris Avenue
by Tony Hendra (Henry Holt)

My Life With Corpses
by Wylene Dunbar (Harcourt)

Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)

Nighttime Is My Time
by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon and Schuster)

Nineteen Minutes
by Jodi Picoult (Atria)

Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart
by Alice Walker (Random House)

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination
by Helen Fielding (Viking)

One Fifth Avenue
by Candace Bushnell (Hyperion)

Our Kind: A Novel in Stories
by Kate Walbert (Scribner)

The Photograph
by Penelope Lively (Viking)

Playing for Pizza
by John Grisham (Dutton)

The Plot Against America
by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)

Postcards From Berlin
by Margaret Leroy (Little, Brown)

by Curtis Sittenfeld (Random House)

The Probable Future
by Alice Hoffman (Doubleday)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist
by Mohsin Hamid (Harcourt)

A Saint, More or Less
by Henry Grunwald (Random House)

A Salty Piece of Land
by Jimmy Buffett (Little, Brown)

Sam's Letters to Jennifer
by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

by Marek Halter (Crown Books)

Shalimar the Clown
by Salman Rushdie (Random House)

Shoot the Moon
by Billie Letts (Warner Books)

Skinny Dip
by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)

A Spot of Bother
by Mark Haddon (Doubleday)

by Pamela Anderson (Simon and Schuster)

by Roxana Robinson (Random House)

The Tenth Circle
by Jodi Picoult (Atria)

Thirteen Moons
by Charles Frazier (Random House)

The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield (Atria)

In Times of Siege
by Githa Hariharan (Pantheon)

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)

Trading Up
by Candace Bushnell (Hyperion)

True Believer
by Nicholas Sparks (Warner Books)

Wedding in December
by Anita Shreve (Little, Brown)

The Well of Lost Plots
by Jasper Fforde (Viking)

World Without End
by Ken Follett (Dutton)

-- Click here for the general fiction book excerpt archives.


1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story
by Peter Lance (ReganBooks)

The 3-Hour Diet
by Jorge Cruise (HarperCollins)

The 30-Day Natural Hormone Plan
by Erika Schwartz, M.D. (Warner Books)

The Acne Prescription: The Perricone Program for Clear and Healthy Skin at Every Age
by Nicholas Perricone, M.D. (HarperResource)

AD/HD: Helping Your Child
by Warren Umansky, Ph.D. and Barbara Steinberg Smalley (Warner Books)

Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
by Jennifer Niven (Hyperion)

Age-Proof Your Mind: Detect, Delay, and Prevent Memory Loss--Before It's Too Late
by Zaldy S. Tan M.D., MPH (Warner Books)

America: The Book
by Jon Stewart and The Writers of The Daily Show (Warner Books)

American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country
by Kay Bailey Hutchison (William Morrow)

American Soldier
by Tommy R. Franks (ReganBooks)

The Art of Happiness at Work
by Howard C. Cutler and His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Riverside)

Atkins Diabetes Revolution: the Groundbreaking Approach to Preventing and Controlling Type 2 Diabetes
Based on the Medical Practice of Robert C. Atkins, M.D., with Mary C. Vernon, M.D., C.M.D., and Jacqueline Eberstein, R.N. (William Morrow)

Autumn of the Moguls: My Misadventures With the Titans, Poseurs, and Money Guys Who Mastered and Messed Up Big Media
by Michael Wolff (HarperBusiness)

Battle Ready
by Tom Clancy and Gen. Tony Zinni (Putnam)

Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) During Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond
by Marc Silver (Rodale)

Broken Music
by Sting (Dial Books)

Call Me Crazy
by Anne Heche (Washington Square Press)

A Call to Service
by John Kerry (Penguin Books)

Celebrity Detox
by Rosie O'Donnell (Grand Central Publishing)

Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today
by Sanjay Gupta, MD (Wellness Central)

Check, Please! Dating, Mating, and Extricating
by Janice Dickinson (ReganBooks)

City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt (Bantam)

Complete Confidence: a Handbook
by Sheenah Hankin (ReganBooks)

Confessions of an Heiress
by Paris Hilton (Simon & Schuster)

Confessions of a Tax Collector: One Man's Tour of Duty Inside the IRS
by Richard Yancey (HarperCollins)

Conservatives Without Conscience
by John Dean (Viking)

Cover Up
by Peter Lance (HarperCollins)

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
by Jessica Seinfeld (HarperCollins)

Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
by Anderson Cooper (HarperCollins)

Dude, Where's My Country?
by Michael Moore (Warner Books)

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss (Gotham Books)

The Emotional Energy Factor: The Secrets High-Energy People Use to Beat Emotional Fatigue
by Mira Kirshenbaum (Delta)

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
by David A. Kessler (Rodale)

Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
by James Bradley (Little, Brown)

French Women Don't Get Fat
by Mireille Guiliano (Knopf)

God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
by Jim Wallis (HarperSanFrancisco)

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
by Mahmood Mamdani (Pantheon)

The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth
by Barbara Seaman (Hyperion)

The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One-to Four-Year-Old
by Harvey Karp, M.D. and Paula Spencer (Bantam)

Healthy Holidays Total Health Entertaining All Year Round
by Marilu Henner (ReganBooks)

He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (Simon Spotlight Entertainment)

How Do You Compare? 12 Simple Tests to Discover Hidden Truths About Your Personality
by Andrew Neil Williams (Perigee)

How to Break Your Addiction to a Person
by Howard Halpern (Bantam)

How to Talk to A Liberal (If You Must)
by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum)

I Am America (And So Can You!)
by Stephen Colbert (Hachette Books)

In an Instant
by Lee and Bob Woodruff (Random House)

Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess
by Gael Greene (Warner Books)

Italy in Small Bites
by Carol Fields (HarperCollins)

The Jesus Family Tomb
by Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino (HarperSanFrancisco)

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
by Julie Powell (Little, Brown)

Kathy Kaehler's Celebrity Workouts: How to Get a Hollywood Body in Just 30 Minutes a Day
by Kathy Kaehler (Broadway)

Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil
by Tom Diaz and Barbara Newman (Presidio Press)

The Little Black Book of Style
by Nina Garcia (HarperCollins)

A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency
by Richard Helms and William Hood, Foreword by Henry A. Kissinger (Random House)

My Life
by Bill Clinton (Knopf)

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Other Things I've Learned
by Alan Alda (Random House)

One Soldier's Story: A Memoir
by Bob Dole (Simon & Schuster)

The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families
by Bill O'Reilly (HarperEntertainment)

Overcoming Dyslexia
by Sally Shaywitz (Knopf)

The Perricone Promise: Look Younger, Live Longer in Three Easy Steps
by Nicholas Perricone, M.D. (Warner Books)

Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
by Alexandra Robbins (Hyperion)

The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
by Richard Zacks (Hyperion)

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
by Laura C. Schlessinger (HarperCollins)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab 5's Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better
by Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez (Clarkson Potter)

The Real Age Makeover: Take Years off Your Looks and Add Them to Your Life
by Michael F. Roizen (HarperCollins)

Safe at Home
by Alyssa Milano (William Morrow)

See Jane Lead: 99 Ways for Women to Take Charge at Work
by Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D. (Grand Central Publishing)

The Sexy Years, Discover the Hormone Connection
by Suzanne Somers (Crown Books)

Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
by Robert Kurson (Random House)

Superfoods RX: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life
by Steven Pratt and Kathy Matthews (William Morrow)

Surrendering to Yourself: You Are Your Own Soul Mate
by Iris Krasnow (Miramax)

Survival of the Sickest
by Dr. Sharon Moalem (HarperCollins)

Ten Minutes From Normal
by Karen Hughes (Viking)

There Must Be More Than This: Finding More Life, Love, and Meaning by Overcoming Your Soft Addictions
by Judith Wright (Broadway)

Triple Cross
by Peter Lance (ReganBooks)

Trump: How to Get Rich
by Donald J. Trump and Meredith McIver (Random House)

Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty
by Scott Turow (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities
by Marian Keyes (Perenniel)

An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963
by Robert Dallek (Warner Books)

Welcome to Your Crisis: How to Use the Power of Crisis to Create the Life You Want
by Laura Day (Little, Brown)

Will They Ever Trust Us Again? Letters From the War Zone
by Michael Moore (Simon & Schuster)

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
by John W. Dean (Little, Brown)

Wowisms: Words of Wisdom for Dreamers and Doers: A Zentrepreneur's Guide
by Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold (New Market Press)

A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveler
by Frances Mayes (Broadway)

You Have to Say I'm Pretty, You're My Mother
by Phyllis Cohen and Stephanie Pierson (Simon & Schuster)

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Romance and Women's Fiction

After Midnight
by Teresa Medeiros (Avon)

Ain't She Sweet?
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (William Morrow)

by Marian Keyes (Perennial)

Ardor: A Novel of Enchantment
by Lily Prior (HarperCollins)

The Beachcomber
by Josephine Cox (Avon)

Beyond Seduction
by Stephanie Laurens (Avon)

The Book of Trouble
by Ann Marlowe (Harcourt)

Boy Meets Girl
by Meg Cabot (Avon)

Breathing Room
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Avon)

Carpe Demon
by Julie Kenner (Berkley)

Code Name: Nanny
by Christina Skye (Dell)

The Color of Death
by Elizabeth Lowell (William Morrow)

Dark Celebration
by Christine Feehan (Berkley)

Dark Demon
by Christine Feehan (Jove)

Dark Possession
by Christine Feehan (Berkley)

Dead Wrong
by Mariah Stewart (Ballantine)

Die in Plain Sight
by Elizabeth Lowell (William Morrow)

Drive Me Crazy
by Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton)

Evenings at Five
by Gail Godwin (Ballantine)

Flirting With Danger
by Suzanne Enoch (Avon)

Fool for Love
by Eloisa James (Avon)

Goddess for Hire
by Sonia Singh (Avon)

The Guy Not Taken
by Jennifer Weiner (Atria)

Heart of the Flame
by Tina St. John (Ivy Books)

Heart's Desire
by Laura Pedersen (Ballantine)

Her Officer and Gentleman
by Karen Hawkins (Avon)

The Holiday Present
by Johanna Lindsey (Avon)

The Ideal Bride
by Stephanie Laurens (William Morrow)

The Immortal Highlander
by Karen Marie Moning (Delacorte)

In Deep Voodoo
by Stephanie Bond (Avon)

Insufficient Mating Material
by Rowena Cherry (Dorchester)

Into the Storm
by Suzanne Brockmann (Ballantine)

Killing Time
by Linda Howard (Ballantine)

Kiss Me Quick
by Margaret Moore (Avon)

A Kiss of Fate
by Mary Jo Putney (Ballantine)

Lady in Red
by Karen Hawkins (Avon)

The Lady Chosen
by Stephanie Laurens (Avon)

Love With a Scandalous Lord
by Lorraine Heath (Avon)

Magic Hour
by Kristin Hannah (Ballantine)

The Marriage Spell
by Mary Jo Putney (Ballantine)

To Marry the Duke
by Julianne MacLean (Avon)

Material Girl
by Julia London (Berkley)

My Favorite Witch
by Annette Blair (Berkley)

Nights of Rain and Stars
by Maeve Binchy (Dutton)

On a Night Like This
by Ellen Sussman (Warner Books)

One Kiss From You
by Christina Dodd (Avon)

The Puzzle Bark Tree
by Stephanie Gertler (Signet)

The Reluctant Suitor
by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (William Morrow)

The Seduction of an English Lady
by Cathy Maxwell (Avon)

Shadow Touch
by Marjorie M. Liu (LoveSpell)

She's No Princess
by Laura Lee Guhrke (Avon)

Shopaholic & Baby
by Sophie Kinsella (Dial)

Shopaholic & Sister
by Sophie Kinsella (Dial)

Slightly Dangerous
by Mary Balogh (Delacorte Press)

Some Like It Haute
by Julie K.L. Dam (Warner Books)

Spell of the Highlander
by Karen Marie Moning (Delacorte)

The Summer I Dared
by Barbara Delinsky (Scribner)

Sushi for Beginners
by Marian Keyes (William Morrow)

Sword of Darkness
by Kinley MacGregor (Avon)

Tiger Eye
by Marjorie M. Liu (LoveSpell)

Twelve Times Blessed
by Jacquelyn Mitchard (HarperCollins)

A Visit From Sir Nicholas
by Victorial Alexander (Avon)

What Price Love? (A Cynster Novel)
by Stephanie Laurens (William Morrow)

by Liz Maverick (Shomi)

Yours Until Dawn
by Teresa Medeiros (Avon)

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