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“Killing Jesus” By Bill O’Reilly

Millions of readers have thrilled by bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and historian Martin Dugard’s “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Lincoln,” page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history.

Now the anchor of “The O’Reilly Factor” details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth.

Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

“Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle”

By Si Robertson

You know him from the hit A&E show “Duck Dynasty” – now you can enjoy Uncle Si’s tall tales, crazy exploits and quirky one-liners in one raucous collection.

“These hands are so fast, I can get your wallet before you know it. In a minute, you’ll be standing there buck naked and won’t know what hit you!”

“Look here – if it wasn’t for my tripped knee, I’d be playing in the NBA today.”

“Hey, Jack!” Any of these sound familiar? If they do – or even if they don’t – you’re in for a good laugh.

“Bleeding Edge”

By Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon brings us to New York in the early days of the Internet. It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of Sept. 11. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO and Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire.

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“Seconds Away: A Mickey Bolitar Novel”

By Harlan Coben

Debuting on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, “Shelter,” Harlan Coben’s first novel in the Mickey Bolitar series, has sparked enthusiasm around the world as his fans wait for the next installment in this action-packed series.

Having ended the Edgar-Award-nominated “Shelter” with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger, Coben picks up Mickey’s story right where it left off in this suspenseful new adventure.

“Still Life with Bread Crumbs”

By Anna Quindlen

A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of “Rise and Shine,” “Blessings” and “A Short Guide to a Happy Life.”

“Still Life with Bread Crumbs” begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women.

“The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of fascism in Europe”

By David I. Kertzer

From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change the understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe.

“The Pope and Mussolini” tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history.

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“1-2-3 Peas”

By Keith Baker

The peas are back in this counting-themed follow-up to the New York Times bestselling “LMNO Peas”.

Meet the peas – the 1-2-3 Peas! Come along as they count from one to one hundred in this pea-filled picture book that’s packed with bright, bold numbers and playful number-themed scenes.

These tiny green mathematicians will have young readers everywhere calling for more peas, please!

“Crystal Cove (Friday Harbor)”

By Lisa Kleypas

From bestselling author Lisa Kleypas comes the third book in her “Friday Harbor” series, “Crystal Cove”.

When Justine Hoffman was born her mother cast a spell to protect her from heartbreak, and as a result, she is incapable of falling in love. Eventually Justine’s irrepressible curiosity – and her wish to lead a normal life – get the better of her, and she finds a way to temporarily block the enchantment.

“Home Run” (Downloadable Audio)

By Travis Thrasher

Baseball star Cory Brand knows how to win. But off the field, he’s spiraling out of control. Haunted by old wounds and regrets, his future seems as hopeless as his past. Until one moment – one mistake – changes everything.

To save his career, Cory must go back to the town where it all began. His plan is simple: coach the local baseball team, complete a recovery program, and get out as fast as possible.

Instead, he runs headfirst into the memories he can’t escape … and the love he left behind.