"1st to Die: A Novel"
A police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner form the Women's Murder Club to hunt a killer who's out to top the worst crimes in history in "1st to Die," the first novel in the new thriller series by Edgar Award winner James Patterson. Order now--it's available March 5.
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Buy Maeve Binchy's farewell novel, "Scarlet Feather" (available March 5), read her new story written just for Amazon.com customers, and take a dip in our new Women's Fiction Store.
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"Kingdom of Shadows: A Novel"
It is 1938. Hitler's shadow chills Europe. You have a rendezvous with the romantic, melancholy Hungarian spy and freedom fighter Nicholas Morath in "Kingdom of Shadows," by Alan Furst, hailed as the new le Carre (or maybe Eric Ambler).
SURPRISE BESTSELLER OF THE WEEK
"The Future of Success"
Robert B. Reich
excerpt here We're entering "the Age of the Terrific Deal," the former U.S. labor secretary and new star of public radio's "Marketplace" claims. "Combine the Internet, great leaps in computing power (through circuits no wider than a few atoms) ... and you've got a giant, real-time, global bazaar of almost infinite choice and possibility." Keep reading from Robert B. Reich's "The Future of Success."
"The Bonesetter's Daughter"
In Amy Tan's emotionally intense, just-released novel, "The Bonesetter's Daughter," a San Francisco ghostwriter of self-help books comes across two packets of calligraphic memoirs from her Chinese mother, LuLing: Things I Know Are True and Things I Must Not Forget. LuLing thinks there's a curse on her troubled family--could she be right?
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"Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity"
At last, the "personal productivity guru" hailed by Fast Company magazine has harnessed the wisdom of the East to make Western workaholics more productive. David Allen's "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity" is great fun, and it just might work for you.
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"The Best Recipe"
Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Get a sense of the 700 recipes in "The Best Recipe" from Cook's Illustrated magazine by reading 10 different excerpts covering everything from Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Oven-Fried Chicken to the secret recipe for Hot Fudge Sauce.
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"Dreamcatcher: A Novel"
Find out why the legendary Amazon.com customer reviewer Harriet Klausner thinks Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher" is "as good as any book he has ever written." It's a ripping story about body-snatching aliens and boyhood pals from Derry, Maine. The book's available March 20, so put in your order now!
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"My Dream of You"
OK, Nuala O'Faolain's "Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman" was a No. 1 bestseller, but I'm still surprised by her smashing novelistic debut. In "My Dream of You," a successful, middle-aged woman prone to one-night stands (she deems herself "generous") contemplates grabbing for happiness with a married man.
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"IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation"
IBM chief Thomas Watson Sr. returned the medal Hitler gave him, but according to the shocking new book "IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation," IBM punch card technology made the speed and scale of the Holocaust possible.
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"A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: Based on a True Story (Vintage)"
The just-released paperback "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" isn't just a replica of the hardcover--it's a new version of Eggers's phenomenal memoir, with 15,000 heartbreaking, staggering new words.
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"George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President"
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"Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate With Your Baby"
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"Last Refuge of Scoundrels: A Revolutionary Novel"
In his smart, witty novel "Last Refuge of Scoundrels," Paul Lussier makes page-turning entertainment out of the squabbling Founding Fathers, the bumbling Brits, and the messy invention of America.
by Dennis Lehane
Usually, when a hot thriller novelist writes a book outside his most famous series, it's subpar. But Dennis Lehane's reputation is skyrocketing on the strength of "Mystic River," a standalone whodunit about murder and the long shadow of sexual abuse. It's a riveting read--and topnotch literature.
Amazon.com's Top Sex Books
"101 Nights of Grrreat Sex: Secret Sealed Seductions for Fun Loving Couples"
by Laura Corn
Sure, it sounds silly to seize a page out of "101 Nights of Grrreat Sex" entitled Point of No Return, unseal it, keep it secret from your partner, and then spring its erotic surprise on him or her. But you wouldn't believe how well it works! (I've heard.) Amazon.com's other two bestselling lust manuals right now are "How to Be a Great Lover: Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Time-Tested Techniques That Will Blow His Mind" and "Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook." Try this at home, folks!
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"A Painted House"
by John Grisham
"The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952...." Keep reading from John Grisham's just-published, autobiographically inspired novel, "A Painted House."
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"You're Fifty--Now What? Investing for the Second Half of Your Life"
by Charles R. Schwab
"Will you have enough? Social Security isn't what it used to be. So while a lot of people think that if they have $300,000 or $400,000 set aside for retirement, they're set for life, they're probably wrong." Keep reading from Charles R. Schwab's "You're Fifty--Now What? Investing for the Second Half of Your Life."
Surprise Bestseller of the Week
"Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole"
by Dr. Jerri Nielsen, Maryanne Vollers
41 Dr. Jerri Nielsen's amazing memoir, "Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole," combines into-thin-air drama with a no less scary family saga. Fleeing a bitter divorce and kids who rejected her, Nielsen was forced to treat her own breast cancer in a perfect polar storm, and she found new life through the ordeal.
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