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“Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunchbox with More Than 160 Happier Meals” By Catherine McCord

The founder of the wildly popular weelicious blog and Weelicious book offers dozens of recipes and tips for healthful and flavorful lunches for kids of every age.

“The October List” By Jeffery Deaver

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver’s next blockbuster thriller. Gabriela McKenzie’s daughter has been kidnapped. In exchange for her safe return, her abductors demand two things: $400,000 in cash and a document known only as the October List.

“Songs from St. Somewhere” By Jimmy Buffett

Parrothead alert: Jimmy Buffett has a new studio CD, “Songs From St. Somewhere,” with 15 brand new recordings, plus a bonus track.

The album was recorded this spring in various locals including Key West, Nashville, Austin, Miami, and St. Barts.

The first single “Too Drunk to Karaoke” is a duet with Toby Keith.

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“Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias”

By Don Van Natta

This is the extraordinary story of a nearly forgotten American superstar athlete.

Texas girl Babe Didrikson never tried a sport too tough and never met a hurdle too high.

Despite attempts to keep women from competing, Babe achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics.

Then Babe attempted to conquer golf.

One of the founders of the LPGA, Babe won more consecutive tournaments than any golfer in history. At the height of her fame, she was diagnosed with cancer.

“Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do”

By Michael Brandman

The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn’t exactly beautiful, but she’d tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead.

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn’t know her name. Whoever she is, she didn’t deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before it’s over.

Alpha Dogs

National Geographic goes inside the training of the special elite force of K-9s dedicated to serving the country.

The Alpha Dogs have jumped out of helicopters to capture Osama Bin Laden and have tracked Saddam Hussein. They’re in police departments, the Secret Service and every branch of the military.

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“The Quest”

By Nelson DeMille

From the locked archives of the Vatican to the overgrown jungles of Ethiopia, an unlikely trio begins a deadly search for the Holy Grail.

Two journalists and a beautiful photographer are traveling together in a broken down Jeep while covering the 1975 Ethiopian civil war. Both men fall in love with the woman and that complicates things.

When the trio winds up lost in the jungle, in the no man’s land between the fighting factions, they take cover and dig in for the night.

“Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook”

By Joe Yonan

A collection of eclectic vegetarian and vegan recipes for singles, as well as lone vegetarians in meat-eating households, from the beloved Washington Post editor and author of “Serve Yourself.”

An increasing number of Americans are turning to plant-based diets, both for their health and the economic benefits.

And for many, they are the only one in their household who has made the change – making it the perfect time for this book of vegetarian, flexitarian and vegan recipes specifically sized for single portions.

“These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack and Jackie”

By Christopher Andersen

The New York Times bestselling author presents the most famous couple in the world in their last year together, answering lingering questions about this still-mesmerizing marriage.

Jack and Jackie Kennedy were the emblem of a generation. Their wealth, beauty, elegance, and youth were revered by the public – and still are to this day.

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“Paris for Dummies (Dummies Travel)”By Cheryl A. Pientka

Paris For Dummies includes down-to-earth trip-planning advice, what you shouldn’t miss and what you can skip, the best hotels and restaurants for every budget and lots of detailed maps.

The author hits all the highlights, from the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe to Montmartre and the Jardin des Tuileries.

He has checked out all the city’s best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit travelers’ tastes and budget.

“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

For everyone who rolled their eyes even as they were secretly digging 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” as a guilty pleasure (not to mention giving it big box-office clout), this rejiggered sequel will probably prove irresistible.

Hasbro and Hollywood have successfully created a franchise based on toy action figures that were introduced almost 50 years ago, now featuring all the guns, glory, and apocalyptic politics of the modern age. Along with that come the heights of preposterous circumstances and childish fantasy that any $200-plus million action movie requires.

“Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story” (e-book) By Dee Henderson

It’s a summer of change for Jennifer O’Malley. The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, and meeting Tom Peterson, and falling in love, is adding a rich layer to her life.

She’s sorting out how to introduce him to her family – she’s the youngest of seven – and thinking about marriage.

She’s falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested in a way she didn’t expect, and the results will soon transform her entire family.

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“Magic Tricks from the Tree House”

by Mary Pope Osborne

It’s a book of magic tricks perfect for chapter-book readers. When Jack and Annie went back in time to meet Houdini, they learned that the most famous magician of all time didn’t use real magic at all.

It was a trick! Now they’ve tracked down all the best, most fun, most tricky magic tricks and put them together in one book.

With simple instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams and tips from Jack and Annie, “Magic Tricks from the Tree House” is tailor-made to teach kids how to wow friends and family in their very own magic shows.

“Steampunk Your Wardrobe: Easy Projects to Add Victorian Flair to Everyday Fashions”

By Calista Taylor

Steampunk Your Wardrobe offers do-it-yourself-ers and crafters an easy and comprehensive, step-by-step guide to capturing a steampunk aesthetic in their fashions.

Start with simple, easy-to-make projects, such as embellishing clothing you may already have, and proceed to more complicated alterations. Included are projects for steampunk jewelry, accessories and clothing.

“The Chance” by Karen Kingsbury

From No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives and a long ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for today.

Dubbed the “Queen of Christi this an Fiction” by Time magazine, No. 1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author is arguably America’s favorite inspirational novelist with a dozen bestsellers to her credit.