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What Next?
by Barbara Moses

Life on the Outside
by Jennifer Gonnerman

Mama Gena's Marriage Manual
by Regena Thomashauer

Essential Manners for Men
by Peter Post

Brothers in Arms
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

A Term at the Fed
by Laurence Meyer

Leadership Presence
by Belle Linda Halpern

Play Baseball The Ripken Way
by Cal Ripken

Gotham Diaries
by Tonya Lewis Lee

The Con Man's Daughter
by Ed Dee

The Oil Factor
by Stephen Leeb

Be More Chill
by Ned Vizzini

My Fellow Americans
by Michael Waldman

Big Russ and Me
by Tim Russert

Shadow Divers
by Robert Kurson

Family Circle
by Susan Braudy

The Right Address
by Jill Kargman

Multitude
by Michael Hardt

Fanny: A Fiction
by Edmund White

Murder Walks the Plank
by Carolyn Hart

Little Scarlet
by Walter Mosley

Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art and Anecdote
by John Fricke

Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow

Blackbird House
by Alice Hoffman

Spirit of Harlem
by Craig Marberry

Skeletons on the Zahara
by Dean King

Losing America
by Sen. Robert Byrd

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness
by Dr. Dean Edell

The Narrows
by Michael Connelly

Inside the Kingdom
by Carmen bin Ladin

Brave Men, Gentle Heroes
by Michael Takiff

Grace and Power
by Sally Bedell Smith

Iron Council
by China Miéville

American Dynasty
by Kevin Phillips

Rewriting History
by Dick Morris

The Halo Effect
by M.J. Rose

Slate's Field Guide to the Candidates 2004
by Will Saletan

Queen of the Turtle Derby
by Julia Reed

Drive Me Crazy
by Eric Jerome Dickey

An End to Evil
by David Frum

Defending Baltimore From Enemy Attack
by Charles Osgood

Indelible
by Karin Slaughter

Oracle Night
by Paul Auster

Confessions of a Bigamist
by Kate Lehrer

Seeking Salamanca Mitchell
by Kenji Jasper

Negotiate This!
by Herb Cohen

Free Culture
by Lawrence Lessig

So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star
by Jacob Slichter

This Just In
by Bob Schieffer

Memorial Day
by Vince Flynn

Public Enemies
by Bryan Burrough

1968
by Mark Kurlansky

Our Mothers' War
by Emily Yellin

The Candidate
by Paul Alexander

Alienable Rights
by Barry Sanders

Good Blood
by Aaron Elkins

All Fishermen Are Liars
by Linda Greenlaw

Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy
by Dr. Rovenia Brock

The Pentagon's New Map
by Thomas Barnett

Strange But True
by John Searles

Dead Line
by Brian McGrory

Leaving Cecil Street
by Diane McKinney Whetstone

Why Marriage Matters
by Evan Wolfson

The Perfect Wife
by Ann Gerhart

Sweet Land Stories
by E. L. Doctorow

1912
by James Chace

Warrior Soul
by Chuck Pfarrer

Liars and Thieves
by Stephen Coonts

The Roosevelts and the Royals
by Will Swift

A Traveler's Guide to the Civil Rights Movement
by Jim Carrier

At The Abyss
by Thomas Reed

All the Centurions
by Robert Leuci

The Zero Game
by Brad Meltzer

Nighttime Is My Time
by Mary Higgins Clark

Bush On The Couch
by Dr. Justin Frank

Backstory
by Ken Auletta

The Freedom Line
by Peter Eisner

God and George W. Bush
by Paul Kengor

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom
by Catherine Clinton

The 25 Best World War II Sites: European Theater
by Chuck Thompson

Reagan and Gorbachev
by Amb. Jack Matlock

Leadership Sopranos Style
by Deborrah Himsel

The Rule of Four
by Ian Caldwell

Nervous
by Zane

I Give You My Word
by C. Welton Gaddy

America on Trial
by Alan Dershowitz

Lemon City
by Elaine Meryl Brown

Loving Che
by Ana Menendez

The Party, After You Left
by Roz Chast

How Full Is Your Bucket?
by Tom Rath

Down and Dirty Pictures
by Peter Biskind

Bone to Pick
by Ellis Cose

The Missing Peace
by Dennis Ross

The Healthy Heart Miracle
by Dr.Gabe & Diana Mirkin

The Exception to the Rulers
by Amy Goodman

Cold Blooded
by Omar Tyree

Prisoners of War
by Steve Yarbrough

Every Time I Talk to Liston
by Brian DeVido

Step Wars
by Grace Gabe

Vertical Coffin
by Stephen J. Cannell

Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America
by Tom Stanton

Where the Right Went Wrong
by Patrick Buchanan

A Promise to Remember
by Michael Berenbaum

Pushkin and the Queen of Spades
by Alice Randall

Harbor
by Lorraine Adams

Animal Talk
by Tim Friend

Flying Crows
by Jim Lehrer

Nuclear Terrorism
by Graham Allison

Girl, Make Your Money Grow!
by Glinda Bridgforth

Symptomatic
by Danzy Senna

Shakedown Beach
by Eric Dezenhall

Black Titan
by Carol Jenkins

Misunderestimated
by Bill Sammon

Dark Voyage
by Alan Furst

The Genome War
by James Shreeve

Americans in Paris
by Adam Gopnik

The Truth About The Drug Companies
by Marcia Angell

Paranoia
by Joseph Finder

A Good Year
by Peter Mayle

Sammy's Hill
by Kristin Gore

The Perfect Fit Diet
by Dr. Lisa Sanders

Winning Every Time
by Lis Wiehl

Confidence
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Give Me a Break
by John Stossel

The Politics of Truth
by Joseph Wilson

Shenandoah Summer
by John Jaffe

High Country
by Nevada Barr

Jack in the Box
by John Weisman

It's My America Too
by Ben Ferguson

The World's Fittest You
by Joe Decker

Don't Play in the Sun
by Marita Golden

Peter and the Starcatchers
by Dave Barry

How Can I Forgive You?
by Janis Abrahms Spring

No Secrets, No Lies
by Robin Stone

Liberating Paris
by Linda Bloodworth Thomason

Nancy
by Michael Deaver

Reason
by Robert Reich

The Greatest Communicator
by Dick Wirthlin

Empress Orchid
by Anchee Min

The Rise of the Vulcans
by James Mann

Playing With Boys
by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Betty Shabazz
by Russell Rickford

Adam's Curse
by Brian Sykes

Paradise City
by Lorenzo Carcaterra

Bad Publicity
by Jeffrey Frank

Mom, Can I Move Back in With You?
by Linda Perlman Gordon

The Serpent and the Moon
by Princess Michael of Kent

Pattern Recognition
by William Gibson

Pull Me Up
by Dan Barry

In the Shadow of No Towers
by Art Spiegelman

The Mommy Myth
by Susan Douglas

Monday Mourning
by Kathy Reichs

Inside CentCom
by Mike DeLong

The Radioactive Boy Scout
by Ken Silverstein

Why Lincoln Matters
by Mario Cuomo

Outside Valentine
by Liza Ward

Bandbox
by Thomas Mallon

Plain Heathen Mischief
by Martin Clark

Little Earthquakes
by Jennifer Weiner

The Real Thing
by Constance Hays

Popped
by Carol Higgins Clark

Season of Life
by Jeffrey Marx

When Washington Was in Vogue
by Adam McKible

Orientalia
by Reagan Louie

Against All Odds
by Chuck Norris

Toward Commitment
by Diane & John Rehm

Ron Brown's Body
by Jack Cashill

Incubus Dreams
by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Birth of Venus
by Sarah Dunant

The Meaning of Ichiro
by Robert Whiting

Reckless Disregard
by Robert "Buzz" Patterson

I'm With Stupid
by Gina Barreca

Noble Rot
by William Echikson

Of Grunge and Government
by Krist Novoselic

The Naked Crowd
by Jeffrey Rosen

The Etiquette of Illness
by Susan Halpern

Red Light Wives
by Mary Monroe

Generation S.L.U.T.
by Marty Beckerman

A Mighty Fortress
by Steven Ozment

Broadway: The American Musical
by Michael Kantor

The Morning After
by Lisa Jackson

The Connection
by Stephen Hayes

The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do
by Samantha Ettus

God and Ronald Reagan
by Paul Kengor

Into the Unknown
by Jack Uldrich

The Inner Circle
by T.C. Boyle

Hard Revolution
by George Pelecanos

Forty Signs of Rain
by Kim Stanley Robinson

Any Place I Hang My Hat
by Susan Isaacs

Mayada: Daughter of Iraq
by Jean Sasson

One With Nineveh
by Paul Ehrlich

Because He Could
by Dick Morris

The Two Americas
by Stanley Greenberg

In Praise of Slowness
by Carl Honoré

The God Gene
by Dean Hamer

Is Your Parent in Good Hands?
by Edward Carnot

This Man's Army
by Andrew Exum

The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker
by Robert Mankoff

The Intelligencer
by Leslie Silbert

A Terrible Love of War
by James Hillman

The Pearl Diver
by Sujata Massey

Beautylicious
by Jenyne Raines

By A Spider's Thread
by Laura Lippman

Magical Thinking
by Augusten Burroughs

The Fabric of the Cosmos
by Brian Greene

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
by Gordon Wood

Double Homicide
by Jonathan & Faye Kellerman

Call of the Mall
by Paco Underhill

Rambam's Ladder
by Julie Salamon

Unfit Commander
by Glenn Smith

A Question of Blood
by Ian Rankin

In The Company of Heroes
by Michael Durant

Veering Right
by Charles Tiefer

Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You
by Laurie Lynn Drummond

Bad Men
by John Connolly

Sir Winston Churchill: His Life and His Paintings
by Minnie Churchill

Blinded by the Sunlight
by Matthew McAllester

The Latino Wave
by Jorge Ramos

Who The Hell's In It
by Peter Bogdanovich

Cosmopolitan Girls
by Lyah LeFlore

Stand Up, Fight Back
by E.J. Dionne

Life Mask
by Emma Donoghue

Turning the Mind Into an Ally
by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Obliviously On He Sails
by Calvin Trillin

Against the Odds
by James Dyson

'Tis Herself
by Maureen O'Hara

Fear and Other Uninvited Guests
by Harriet Lerner

In The Night Room
by Peter Straub

Become an Energy Addict
by Jon Gordon

High Steel
by Jim Rasenberger

Lying Together
by Jennifer Beth Cohen

Over the Moat
by James Sullivan

From Rage to Reason
by Janet Langhart Cohen

The Uncivil War
by David Lebedoff

Burning Down My Masters' House
by Jayson Blair

Transmission
by Hari Kunzru

Birds Without Wings
by Louis de Bernieres

Six Questions of Socrates
by Christopher Phillips

On Paradise Drive
by David Brooks

The Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men
by Jill Conner Browne

The Prisoner of Vandam Street
by Kinky Friedman

More Equal Than Others
by Godfrey Hodgson

Soul City
by Touré

Independent Nation
by John Avlon

The Great Game
by Frederick Hitz

Face the Nation
by Bob Schieffer

Breaking the Tongue
by Vyvyane Loh

Success Runs in Our Race
by George Fraser

The Dogs of Bedlam Farm
by Jon Katz

Disarming Iraq
by Hans Blix

Logic Made Easy
by Deborah Bennett

Songbird
by Walter Zacharius

Bush Country
by John Podhoretz

Cold Case Squad
by Edna Buchanan

They Made America
by Harold Evans

Expecting to Fly
by Martha Tod Dudman

Out of Bounds
by Jeff Benedict

Dying in the Dark
by Valerie Wilson Wesley

Before It Happens To You
by Dr. Jonathan Sackner Bernstein

We Need to Talk About Kevin
by Lionel Shriver

Twice Adopted
by Michael Reagan

Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs
by Patrick O'Donnell

The Seven-Day Weekend
by Ricardo Semler

The Boy Who Would Live Forever
by Frederik Pohl

A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies
by John Murray

Radio Activity
by Bill Fitzhugh

In Focus
by Leah Bendavid-Val

The Perfect Blend
by C. Kelly Robinson

The Irish Game
by Matthew Hart

Help: The Original Human Dilemma
by Garret Keizer

The Princes of Ireland
by Edward Rutherfurd

Better Than I Know Myself
by Donna Grant

Feast
by Nigella Lawson

The Great Influenza
by John Barry

Blood From Stones
by Douglas Farah

Love and Honor
by Randall Wallace

Paper Trail
by Ellen Goodman

The Zenith Angle
by Bruce Sterling

Devil in the Details
by Jennifer Traig

A Splendor of Letters
by Nicholas Basbanes

What Really Happened to the Class of '93
by Chris Colin

Courting Justice
by David Boies

Origins of the Crash
by Roger Lowenstein

Heavenly Intrigue
by Joshua Gilder

To The Last Man
by Jeff Shaara

The Pecking Order
by Dalton Conley

The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting
by Laurence Steinberg

The Godfather Returns
by Mark Winegardner

Clinton and Me
by Mark Katz

This Side of Married
by Rachel Pastan

FBI Girl
by Maura Conlon-McIvor

Aloft
by Chang-rae Lee

Banana Republicans
by Sheldon Rampton

The Warlord's Son
by Dan Fesperman

American Sucker
by David Denby

Bush Must Go
by Bill Press

Bloodsworth
by Tim Junkin

A Rage for Glory
by James Tertius de Kay

Bride in Overdrive
by Jorie Green Mark

Ticket to Ride
by Larry Kane

The Spiral Staircase
by Karen Armstrong

We're Still Family
by Constance Ahrons

Cooking With My Sisters
by Mary Trigiani

Beyond Choice
by Alexander Sanger

Black
by Christopher Whitcomb

Dessert University
by Roland Mesnier

Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life
by Kathleen Dalton

A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts
by Christiane Bird

The Mystery of Olga Chekhova
by Antony Beevor

The Cloud Atlas
by Liam Callanan

Gag Rule
by Lewis Lapham

Eats, Shoots and Leaves
by Lynne Truss

I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?
by Suzy Becker

The Men We Became
by Robert Littell

Breaking Ground
by Daniel Libeskind

Confessions of a Tax Collector
by Richard Yancey

Eventide
by Kent Haruf

Wolves Eat Dogs
by Martin Cruz Smith

Pandora's Baby
by Robin Marantz Henig

Shifting Through Neutral
by Bridgett Davis

Someone Not Really Her Mother
by Harriet Scott Chessman

Operation Overflight
by Francis Gary Powers Jr.

The Flame Keepers
by Ned Handy

Let Me Tell You a Story
by John Feinstein

Whisker of Evil
by Rita Mae Brown

Your Diet Is Driving Me Crazy
by Cynthia Sass

The Turkish Lover
by Esmeralda Santiago

Caddy for Life
by John Feinstein

Blood Done Sign My Name
by Timothy Tyson

About Grace
by Anthony Doerr

The Bushes
by Rochelle Schweizer

No Ordinary Matter
by Jenny McPhee

Ronnie and Nancy
by Bob Colacello

Begging For Change
by Robert Egger

Free Money to Pay Your Bills
by Matthew Lesko

A Tale of Love and Darkness
by Amos Oz

The 1001 Rewards and Recognition Fieldbook
by Bob Nelson

The Book of Salt
by Monique Truong

A Blessing of Bread
by Maggie Glezer

Rats
by Robert Sullivan

The Grand Idea
by Joel Achenbach

Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis
by Alexandra Robbins

Fanatics and Fools
by Arianna Huffington

Status Anxiety
by Alain de Botton

The Know-It-All
by A.J. Jacobs

The Priestly Sins
by Andrew Greeley

Floating
by Nicole Bailey-Williams

Life In The Galloping Lane
by Karen & David O'Connor

My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult

The Deceivers
by Thaddeus Holt

Scared Money
by James Hime

First Service
by Andrea Jaeger

Who Let the Dogs In?
by Molly Ivins

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes
by Leslie Klinger

Hating America
by John Gibson

One Man's Castle
by Phyllis Vine

The Art of The Lord of the Rings
by Alan Lee

It's a Long Way From Penny Apples
by Bill Cullen

The Lobster Coast
by Colin Woodard

How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say
by Robbie Miller Kaplan

The Beatles Come to America
by Martin Goldsmith

Port Mungo
by Patrick McGrath

The Longest Winter
by Alex Kershaw

If Roast Beef Could Fly
by Jay Leno

The Essential America
by George McGovern

Wings of Grace
by Vanessa Davis Griggs

Divining Women
by Kaye Gibbons

Fat Man Fed Up
by Jack Germond

Doug's Rooms
by Doug Wilson

A Spectacle of Corruption
by David Liss

The Myth of Moral Justice
by Thane Rosenbaum

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber
by Julian Rubinstein

Blue Blood
by Edward Conlon

Resistance
by Barry Lopez

Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook
by Anthony Bourdain

Lost in America
by Sherwin Nuland

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
by Joe Trippi

Life Expectancy
by Dean Koontz

My Name is Bill
by Susan Cheever

Orange Crushed
by Pamela Thomas-Graham

Speak, So You Can Speak Again
by Lucy Anne Hurston

The Children of the Roses
by Warren Adler

A One Woman Man
by Travis Hunter

The Autobiography of Santa Claus
by Jeff Guinn

I Love Being a Mom
by Therese Borchard

Presidential Leadership
by Leonard Leo

When Nothing Else Matters
by Michael Leahy

Wealthy Choices
by Penelope Tzougros

Dad Interrupted
by Van Whitfield

Reagan's Path to Victory
by Kiron Skinner

Perfect Sax
by Jerrilyn Farmer

Bubbles A Broad
by Sarah Strohmeyer

Queenan Country
by Joe Queenan

Dream Coaching
by David Lohff

Mongo
by Ted Botha

Queen of Dreams
by Chitra Divakaruni

The President of Good and Evil
by Peter Singer

American Gulag
by Mark Dow

The Borowitz Report
by Andy Borowitz


The moment Doug died, Susan was in the chapel praying. There was a light that appeared in the chapel, and Doug walked out of the light, and we had a scene of goodbye. It was the most poignant, most beautifully written scene of goodbye. It was so moving!" .. "Playing that scene with Billy, I really don't know how we did it, how we got through it. It was capturing on tape everything that our love means to us.

- Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes
Like Sands Through the Hourglass


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