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Death Comes to Pemberley
Written by P. D. James

Trade Paperback | 304 pages | Vintage Canada | Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Historical
978-0-307-36204-9 (0-307-36204-3)

May 1, 2012 | $22.00

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Death Comes to Pemberley
Written by P. D. James

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307362049
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AUTHOR'S NOTE

I owe an apology to the shade of Jane Austen for involving her beloved Elizabeth in the trauma of a murder investigation, especially as in the fi nal chapter of Mansfield Park Miss Austen made her views plain: “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious...



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The Power of Habit
Written by Charles Duhigg

Hardcover | 400 pages | Doubleday Canada | DO NOT SELECT: Social Science - General; Self-Help - General
978-0-385-66974-0 (0-385-66974-7)

February 28, 2012 | $32.95

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The Power of Habit
Written by Charles Duhigg

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385669740
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How Habits Work

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In the fall of 1993, a man who would upend much of what we know about habits walked into a laboratory in San Diego for a scheduled appointment. He was elderly, a shade over six feet tall, and neatly dressed in a blue button-down shirt. His thick white hair...



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The Wolf Gift
Written by Anne Rice

Hardcover | 416 pages | Knopf | Fiction - Thrillers - General; Fiction - Fantasy - Paranormal; Fiction - Thrillers - Suspense
978-0-307-59511-9 (0-307-59511-0)

February 14, 2012 | $29.00

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The Wolf Gift
Written by Anne Rice

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307595119
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Reuben was a tall man, well over six feet, with brown curly hair and deep-­set blue eyes. “Sunshine Boy” was his nickname and he hated it; so he tended to repress what the world called an irresistible smile. But he was a little too happy right now to put on...



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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Written by Katherine Boo

Hardcover | 288 pages | Random House | Social Science - Poverty & Homelessness; History - Asia - India & South Asia; Social Science - Developing & Emerging Countries
978-1-4000-6755-8 (1-4000-6755-3)

February 7, 2012 | $32.00

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Written by Katherine Boo

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400067558
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Annawadi

LET IT KEEP, the moment when Officer Fish Lips met Abdul in the police station. Rewind, see Abdul running backward, away from the station and the airport, shirt buttons opening as he flies back toward his home. See the flames engulfing a disabled woman in a pink- flowered tunic shrink to...



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Blood, Bones & Butter
Written by Gabrielle Hamilton

Trade Paperback | 320 pages | Random House Trade Paperbacks | Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Culinary; Self-Help - Personal Growth - General
978-0-8129-8088-2 (0-8129-8088-3)

January 24, 2012 | $23.00

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Blood, Bones & Butter
Written by Gabrielle Hamilton

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812980882
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Chapter 1

We threw a party. The same party, every year, when I was a kid. It was a spring lamb roast, and we roasted four or five whole little guys who each weighed only about forty pounds over an open fire and invited more than a hundred people. Our house was...

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The Winter Palace
Written by Eva Stachniak

Trade Paperback | 464 pages | Doubleday Canada | Fiction - Historical - General
978-0-385-66656-5 (0-385-66656-X)

January 3, 2012 | $24.95

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The Winter Palace
Written by Eva Stachniak

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385666565
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I could have warned her when she arrived in Russia, this petty German princess from Zerbst, a town no bigger than St. Petersburg’s Summer Garden, this frail girl who would become Catherine.
 
This court is a new world to you, I could have said to her, a slippery ground. Do not be...

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1Q84
Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Jay Rubin

Hardcover | 944 pages | Bond Street Books | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Magical Realism; Fiction - Dystopian
978-0-385-66943-6 (0-385-66943-7)

October 25, 2011 | $35.00

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1Q84
Written by Haruki Murakami, Translated by Jay Rubin

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385669436
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Chapter 1

Aomame

Don't Let Appearances Fool You

The taxi's radio was tuned to a classical FM broadcast. Janácek's Sinfonietta-probably not the ideal music to hear in a taxi caught in traffic. The middle-aged driver didn't seem to be listening very closely, either. With his mouth clamped shut, he stared straight ahead at the...

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Wingfield's World
Written by Dan Needles

Trade Paperback | 448 pages | Vintage Canada | Fiction - Humorous - General; Drama - Canadian
978-0-307-36084-7 (0-307-36084-9)

October 18, 2011 | $24.95

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Wingfield's World
Written by Dan Needles

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307360847
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There’s a lot to read in a weekly newspaper. At first bounce, you wouldn’t think there was anything much to say about a town like Larkspur. And yet my staff and I manage to squeeze ten thousand words a week into every issue of the Free Press and Economist. Forty thousand...

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Natural Order
Written by Brian Francis

Hardcover | 384 pages | Doubleday Canada | DO NOT SELECT: Fiction General
978-0-385-67153-8 (0-385-67153-9)

August 23, 2011 | $29.95

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Natural Order
Written by Brian Francis

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385671538
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The buzzers keep me awake at night. That’s one thing that hasn’t gone—my hearing. Most everything else has faded. My taste. Vision. Even my voice, which comes out sounding like a scratch in the air.
 
The buzzers bleat in the hallway like robot sheep. We keep our strings close to us so...

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The Sense of an Ending
Written by Julian Barnes

Hardcover | 160 pages | Random House Canada | Fiction - Literary
978-0-307-36081-6 (0-307-36081-4)

August 2, 2011 | $25.00

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The Sense of an Ending
Written by Julian Barnes

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307360816
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I remember, in no particular order:
 
– a shiny inner wrist;
– steam rising from a wet sink as a hot frying pan is laughingly tossed into it;
– gouts of sperm circling a plughole, before being sluiced down the full length of a tall house;
– a river rushing nonsensically upstream, its wave and...

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