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How to Make a Million Dollars With Your Voice
by Gary Owens

In the Shadows of the Sun
by Alexander Parsons

Mark Twain: A Life
by Ron Powers

Poe's Heart and the Mountain Climber
by Dr. Richard Restak

How About That!
by Stephen Borelli

The Good, the Bad and the Very Slimy
by R.L. Stine

de Kooning: An American Master
by Mark Stevens

The Black Angel
by John Connolly

Chill Factor
by Sandra Brown

Not Much Just Chillin'
by Linda Perlstein

Sneaking Into the Flying Circus
by Alexandra Pelosi

The Life of David
by Robert Pinsky

American Brutus
by Michael Kauffman

Evidence of Love
by Melissa McConnell

Wickett's Remedy
by Myla Goldberg

Inside
by I.C. Smith

Velocity
by Dean Koontz

Son of a Witch
by Gregory Maguire

Freedom Rising
by Ernest Furgurson

Luncheonette
by Steven Sorrentino

Imperial Grunts
by Robert Kaplan

The Zigzag Way
by Anita Desai

Meet You in Hell
by Les Standiford

Night Draws Near
by Anthony Shadid

Oh, Play That Thing
by Roddy Doyle

The Treehouse
by Naomi Wolf

The Divide
by Nicholas Evans

The Vagabonds
by Nicholas Delbanco

Jubana!
by Gigi Anders

The Painted Drum
by Louise Erdrich

Joy Comes in the Morning
by Jonathan Rosen

Nanny 911
by Stella Reid

First Families
by Bonnie Angelo

By Order of the President
by W.E.B. Griffin

The Twelfth Card
by Jeffery Deaver

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
by Alexander McCall Smith

We Shall Overcome
by Herb Boyd

A Long Way Down
by Nick Hornby

The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt

The Death of Innocents
by Sister Helen Prejean

What Is Your Life's Work?
by Bill Jensen

The World Was Going Our Way
by Christopher Andrew

Born Fighting
by James Webb

The Best Year of Their Lives
by Lance Morrow

The CIA and Congress
by David Barrett

A Question of Loyalty
by Douglas Waller

Babylon Sisters
by Pearl Cleage

Secrets of the Widow's Son
by Daniel Burstein

All the Power
by Mark Andersen

Morning, Noon and Night
by Judy Collins

Adventures of a Continental Drifter
by Elliott Hester

The Memory of Running
by Ron McLarty

Oh the Glory of It All
by Sean Wilsey

The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved
by Mario Livio

Animals in Translation
by Temple Grandin

The Boys of Pointe du Hoc
by Douglas Brinkley

Soul Matters
by Yolonda Tonette Sanders

Rockville Pike
by Susan Coll

The Men Who Stare at Goats
by Jon Ronson

An Atomic Romance
by Bobbie Ann Mason

The Kennedy Assassination Tapes
by Max Holland

To the Power of Three
by Laura Lippman

Fate's Redemption
by Keith Lee Johnson

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios
by Yann Martel

Robbing the Bees
by Holley Bishop

Hoodlum
by K'wan

The Success Principles
by Jack Canfield

Shooter
by Jack Coughlin

Copy This!
by Paul Orfalea

The Preachers's Son
by Carl Weber

First In
by Gary Schroen

Symptoms of Withdrawal
by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Downtown
by Pete Hamill

Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior
by Judith Martin

The Age of Anxiety
by Haynes Johnson

Bucking the Sarge
by Christopher Paul Curtis

My Fathers' Houses
by Steven Roberts

The E-Bomb
by Doug Beason

Blowing My Cover
by Lindsay Moran

Blinding Light
by Paul Theroux

Pardonable Lies
by Jacqueline Winspear

Life Studies
by Susan Vreeland

Please Don't Come Back From the Moon
by Dean Bakopoulos

How to Cook Your Daughter
by Jessica Hendra

America's Game
by Michael MacCambridge

Misfortune
by Wesley Stace

Lennon Revealed
by Larry Kane

Mail Call
by R. Lee Ermey

Bound for Canaan
by Fergus Bordewich

Don't Get Too Comfortable
by David Rakoff

Dear Senator
by Essie Mae Washington-Williams

The Truth About Hillary
by Edward Klein

Katz on Dogs
by Jon Katz

The RocketReview Revolution
by Adam Robinson

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
by Umberto Eco

Princes of Darkness
by Laurent Murawiec

Cat's Eyewitness
by Rita Mae Brown

In the Shadow of the Law
by Kermit Roosevelt

Iraq Confidential
by Scott Ritter

The Last Kingdom
by Bernard Cornwell

White House Nannies
by Barbara Kline

Saving Fish From Drowning
by Amy Tan

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes
by Dr. Mel Levine

The Wonder Spot
by Melissa Bank

The Interpreter
by Alice Kaplan

Do You Speak American?
by Robert MacNeil

The Etiquette Advantage in Business
by Peter Post

Storming the Court
by Brandt Goldstein

Reagan's Revolution
by Craig Shirley

Making Kind Choices
by Ingrid Newkirk

A Bed of Red Flowers
by Nelofer Pazira

Baker Towers
by Jennifer Haigh

Ultramarathon Man
by Dean Karnazes

Eyes of the Emperor
by Graham Salisbury

Hero Mama
by Karen Spears Zacharias

Devil's Corner
by Lisa Scottoline

Cinnamon Kiss
by Walter Mosley

The Dominion of War
by Andrew Cayton

The Washingtonienne
by Jessica Cutler

Breaking Point
by Suzanne Brockmann

Moral Courage
by Rushworth Kidder

Radical Evolution
by Joel Garreau

The Bright Forever
by Lee Martin

It's My Party Too
by Christine Todd Whitman

The Historian
by Elizabeth Kostova

Consent to Kill
by Vince Flynn

Conviction
by Richard North Patterson

Body for Life for Women
by Dr. Pamela Peeke

The Assassins
by Oliver North

Big Bang
by Simon Singh

The Survivor
by John Harris

The Beauty of Color
by Iman

Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life
by Larry Winget

100 People Who Are Screwing Up America
by Bernard Goldberg

A Day in the Life of the American Woman
by Carol Saline

Good Night, Sleep Tight
by Kim West

Bookmark Now
by Kevin Smokler

Tab Hunter Confidential
by Tab Hunter

Entombed
by Linda Fairstein

Groove
by Geneva Holliday

Dream Boogie
by Peter Guralnick

The Best-Kept Secret
by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Shadows
by Edna Buchanan

The Story of Science, Book Two: Newton at the Center
by Joy Hakim

Cleaning Up
by Barry Minkow

You: The Owner's Manual
by Dr. Mehmet Oz

The Planets
by Dava Sobel

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart
by Dr. Gordon Livingston

Direct Action
by John Weisman

The Wolves at the Door
by Judith Pearson

The Bachelorette Party
by Karen McCullah Lutz

Vengeance
by Richard Marcinko

Red Star Rogue
by Kenneth Sewell

Peace is the Way
by Deepak Chopra

Blowback
by Brad Thor

The Camel Club
by David Baldacci

The Executioner's Game
by Gary Hardwick

Confessions of a Recovering Slut
by Hollis Gillespie

Living Islam Out Loud
by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur

The Geographer's Library
by Jon Fasman

72 Hour Hold
by Bebe Moore Campbell

I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight
by Margaret Cho

Sloth
by Wendy Wasserstein

One Dangerous Lady
by Jane Stanton Hitchcock

The Penultimate Peril
by Daniel "Lemony Snicket" Handler

Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse
by Phyllis Diller

Meet the Beatles
by Steven Stark

Another Shulman
by Alan Zweibel

Riding With Reagan
by John Barletta

Fantastic
by Laurence Leamer

The Rise of American Democracy
by Sean Wilentz

I'll Be Watching You
by Andrea Kane

Boss Lady
by Omar Tyree

Team of Rivals
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Fleshmarket Alley
by Ian Rankin

Cross Bones
by Kathy Reichs

What Goes Up
by Eric Weiner

Strange Affair
by Peter Robinson

Dying to Win
by Robert Pape

Illicit
by Moisés Naím

Splendid Solution
by Jeffrey Kluger

The Interruption of Everything
by Terry McMillan

Seven Lies
by James Lasdun

The Forgotten Man
by Robert Crais

The Emperor of Wine
by Elin McCoy

Truth: A Guide
by Simon Blackburn

The Gift of Change
by Marianne Williamson

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Funny Ladies
by Liza Donnelly

The White Rose
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

High Plains Tango
by Robert James Waller

Confessions of a French Baker
by Peter Mayle

Between Good and Evil
by Roger Depue

The Lady and the Panda
by Vicki Constantine Croke

Unforgiving Shadows
by Ray Flynt

Mystery of the Nile
by Pasquale Scaturro

Killing Rain
by Barry Eisler

My American Life
by Dr. Price Cobbs

Conspiracy of Fools
by Kurt Eichenwald

Squandered Victory
by Larry Diamond

Mirror to America
by John Hope Franklin

Plan B
by Anne Lamott

Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
by Bruce Campbell

Ordinary Heroes
by Scott Turow

Prince of Fire
by Daniel Silva

The Icarus Girl
by Helen Oyeyemi

Tommy Dorsey: Livin' in a Great Big Way
by Peter Levinson

Ten Little New Yorkers
by Kinky Friedman

Empires of the Word
by Nicholas Ostler

A Crack in the Edge of the World
by Simon Winchester

On Hitler's Mountain
by Irmgard Hunt

109 East Palace
by Jennet Conant

Spook
by Mary Roach

Speak Softly, She Can Hear
by Pam Lewis

First Love
by Adrienne Sharp

The New American Revolution
by Tammy Bruce

So Help Me God
by Roy Moore

Two Trains Running
by Andrew Vachss

Do As I Say (Not As I Do)
by Peter Schweizer

The Majority Rules
by Eugene Sullivan

A Beginner's Guide to Changing the World
by Isabel Losada

The Fall of Lucifer
by Wendy Alec

The Sociopath Next Door
by Martha Stout

Politics
by Hendrik Hertzberg

Fledgling
by Octavia Butler

The Bonus Army
by Paul Dickson

Big Fat Liars
by Dr. Morris Chafetz

The Scorpion's Gate
by Richard Clarke

Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die
by Nancy Martin

Faith at War
by Yaroslav Trofimov

The West's Last Chance
by Tony Blankley

Saturday
by Ian McEwan

The Hypomanic Edge
by John Gartner

The Loch
by Steve Alten

Instant Persuasion
by Laurie Puhn

Crossworld
by Marc Romano

Tony and Me
by Jack Klugman

God's Politics
by Jim Wallis

Becoming Justice Blackmun
by Linda Greenhouse

Television in Black-and-White America
by Alan Nadel

Nothing's Sacred
by Lewis Black

White Collar Zen
by Steven Heine

T?te-?-T?te
by Hazel Rowley

Torpedo Juice
by Tim Dorsey

Shadow Patriots
by Lucia St. Clair Robson

What Remains
by Carole Radziwill

Smashed
by Koren Zailckas

Young Patriots
by Charles Cerami

Out of Season
by Robert Bausch

Jefferson's Vendetta
by Joseph Wheelan

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me
by Michele Borba

Faith for Beginners
by Aaron Hamburger

Without Apology
by Leah Hager Cohen

The Stink Files 003: You Only Have Nine Lives
by Jennifer Holm

Maimonides
by Sherwin Nuland

The Ha-Ha
by Dave King

Brickhouse
by Rita Ewing

The Reluctant Parting
by Julie Galambush

My Life So Far
by Jane Fonda

A Perfect Stranger
by Roxana Robinson

One Bullet Away
by Nathaniel Fick

With No One As Witness
by Elizabeth George

Grave Intent
by Deborah LeBlanc

Sleeping With Custer And the 7th Cavalry
by Walter Rodgers

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer

Pirate
by Ted Bell

Soul Cavalcade
by Robert Dunn

High Definition Life
by Luis Palau

Cruel World
by Lynn Nicholas

I Don't Need A Record Deal!
by Daylle Deanna Schwartz

The Way Home
by Ernestine Bradley

The Gift of Valor
by Michael Phillips

The Typhoon Lover
by Sujata Massey

Wolves in Chic Clothing
by Jill Kargman

Pawley's Island
by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Vow
by Denene Millner

The 3-Hour Diet
by Jorge Cruise

Praying For Gil Hodges
by Tom Oliphant

Marrying Up
by Nina Foxx

Break, Blow, Burn
by Camille Paglia

The Pig Book
by David Williams

Burn Before Reading
by Stansfield Turner

William Pitt the Younger
by William Hague

Russell the Sheep
by Rob Scotton

Blueprint for Action
by Thomas Barnett

No Place Like Home
by Mary Higgins Clark

Wild Dogs
by Helen Humphreys

A Left-hand Turn Around the World
by David Wolman

The Incredible World of Spy-Fi
by Danny Biederman

Cold Hit
by Stephen J. Cannell

Queens
by Michael Cunningham

Saving Cascadia
by John J. Nance

Herding Cats
by Sen. Trent Lott

Beethoven: The Universal Composer
by Edmund Morris

The Flight of the Creative Class
by Richard Florida

Eldest
by Christopher Paolini

Shakespeare: The Biography
by Peter Ackroyd

The Story of My Life
by Farah Ahmedi

Raising Boys Without Men
by Peggy Drexler

Hiding in the Mirror
by Lawrence Krauss

The Year of Pleasures
by Elizabeth Berg

What a Sista Should Do
by Tiffany L. Warren

Infrastructure
by Brian Hayes

Company Man
by Joseph Finder

The Boomer's Guide to Online Dating
by Judsen Culbreth

Spychips
by Katherine Albrecht

Making an Exit
by Elinor Fuchs

End of the Line
by Barry Lynn

Life's Little Annoyances
by Ian Urbina

One Soldier's Story
by Bob Dole

Mew is for Murder
by Clea Simon

Fifty Degrees Below
by Kim Stanley Robinson

When Trumpets Call
by Patricia O'Toole

War & Destiny
by James Kitfield

One Woman's Army
by Janis Karpinski

Garlic and Sapphires
by Ruth Reichl

The Faith of the American Soldier
by Stephen Mansfield

Forever a Soldier
by Tom Wiener

Star Wars Episode Three: Revenge of the Sith
by Matthew Stover

Love My Rifle More Than You
by Kayla Williams

The Way of the Road Warrior
by Rob Jolles

Most Wanted
by Michele Martinez

Within Arm's Reach
by Ann Napolitano

Going Overboard
by Sarah Smiley

A Lotus Grows in the Mud
by Goldie Hawn

A New Adventure Every Day
by David Silberkleit

Rosa
by Nikki Giovanni

Coming Up From the Down Low
by J.L. King

Thirty-Three Swoons
by Martha Cooley

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed
by Alan Alda

The Innocent
by Harlan Coben

The ACLU vs America
by Alan Sears

Embracing the Infidel
by Behzad Yaghmaian

On the Up and Up
by Brenda Stone Browder

The Accidental Masterpiece
by Michael Kimmelman

When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World
by Hugh Kennedy

Dear Zoe
by Philip Beard

This Enemy Town
by Marcia Talley

First Man
by James Hansen

Losing Iraq
by David Phillips

The Trudeau Vector
by Juris Jurjevics

The Lighthouse
by P.D. James

The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank
by Ellen Feldman

My Face is Black is True
by Mary Frances Berry

PostSecret
by Frank Warren

The American Cancer Society's Complete Guide To Prostate Cancer
by Dr. David Bostwick

The First Emancipator
by Andrew Levy

The Lost Painting
by Jonathan Harr

Genevieve
by Eric Jerome Dickey

Seize the Fire
by Adam Nicolson

Fooled Again
by Mark Crispin Miller

The Good, The Bad, and Me
by Eli Wallach

Shalimar the Clown
by Salman Rushdie

The Areas of My Expertise
by John Hodgman

Kitty City
by Judy Chicago

Dare to Repair Your Car
by Julie Sussman

Dog Train
by Sandra Boynton

Death of the Party
by Carolyn Hart

The Widow of the South
by Robert Hicks

Beating Around the Bush
by Art Buchwald

Lucky Child
by Loung Ung

The Mysterious Private Thompson
by Laura Leedy Gansler

Shadows at the Spring Show
by Lea Wait

Rocketman
by Nancy Conrad

Remains Silent
by Michael Baden

Teacher Man
by Frank McCourt

Inside the Wire
by Erik Saar

Silverfin
by Charlie Higson

French Women Don't Get Fat
by Mireille Guiliano

John Brown, Abolitionist
by David Reynolds

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
by Thomas Woods

A Breath of Snow and Ashes
by Diana Gabaldon

Scribbling the Cat
by Alexandra Fuller

Lunar Park
by Bret Easton Ellis

Frazz: Live from Bryson Elementary
by Jef Mallett

Can't Get Enough
by Connie Briscoe

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown
by Chris Roberts

The Google Story
by David Vise

A Sense of Duty
by Quang X. Pham

A Matter of Opinion
by Victor Navasky

The All-American Dessert Book
by Nancy Baggett

Winning
by Jack Welch

The Tribe
by Gregory Townes

Facing Rushmore
by David Lozell Martin

The Closers
by Michael Connelly

Scooter
by Mick Foley

Fog Facts
by Larry Beinhart

No God But God
by Reza Aslan

How the Republicans Stole Christmas
by Bill Press

Identity Crisis
by Brad Meltzer

The History of Love
by Nicole Krauss

Drives Like a Dream
by Porter Shreve

Are Men Necessary?
by Maureen Dowd

Speaking Freely
by Floyd Abrams

What Lincoln Believed
by Michael Lind

Essential Manners for Couples
by Peter Post

Standing Alone in Mecca
by Asra Nomani

The Diviners
by Rick Moody

Light From Heaven
by Jan Karon

Dishing
by Liz Smith

Little Beauties
by Kim Addonizio

Breaking Trail
by Arlene Blum

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress
by Susan Jane Gilman

My Detachment
by Tracy Kidder

House Poor
by June Fletcher

Is Bill Cosby Right?
by Michael Eric Dyson

The Hunt Ball
by Rita Mae Brown

One Nation Under God
by James Moore

The Flaming Luau of Death
by Jerrilyn Farmer

Inheriting the Holy Land
by Jennifer Miller

The Great Wines of America
by Paul Lukacs

Burned
by Carol Higgins Clark

The Rabbi's Cat
by Joann Sfar

Going Sane
by Adam Phillips

Freakonomics
by Steven Levitt

Freshwater Road
by Denise Nicholas

Rolling Away
by Lynn Marie Smith

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
by Aron Ralston


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