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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
It's the early 1980s--the country is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. But real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes.
Farrar, Straus, Giroux
416 pages, Hardcover, $28
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins
Ten years after the worldwide bestseller "Good to Great, " Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times.
320 pages, Hardcover, $29.99
Sparks' latest is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they've taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined--and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of their mentor, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
Grand Central Publishing
304 pages, Hardcover, $25.99
Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President by Eli Saslow
Every day, 20,000 Americans write the president. Every night, President Obama sits down with a folder containing 10 of the most compelling messages, reading every one and responding to several with a handwritten note of acknowledgment and encouragement. Washington Post reporter Saslow tells the stories of 10 of the president's correspondents during those three years, revealing their motivations for writing and examining their letters' repercussions on their writers and the country.
304 pages, Hardcover, $25.95
Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible: The New Classic Guide to Delicious Dishes with More Than 300 Recipes by Paula Deen with Melissa Clark
An encyclopedic tour of Southern cuisine that leaves no doubt about Deen's latest bountiful and delicious contributions to the contemporary American kitchen. This omnibus is celebrity Deen's answer to The Joy of Cooking, covering the wide swath of regional favorites from Creole jambalaya to Memphis dry-rub ribs, from Charleston shrimp and grits to the grilled turkey sandwich known as the Kentucky Hot Brown. Simplified illustrations throughout demonstrate techniques such as dropping cookies onto a baking sheet, arranging coals on a grill and scoring a ham. Over 200 brand new, regionally diverse recipes appear alongside classics from Deen's The Lady & Sons restaurant in Savannah.
Simon & Schuster
480 pages, Hardcover, $29.99