New Releases

December 28, 2008


Fire and Ice : by Julie Garwood (Ballantine, $26). Far from the onetime high-powered crime beat she covered in Chicago, a reporter now writes about local personalities such as the quirky runner with his goofy red socks. Those red socks - with the reporter's business card neatly tucked inside - are practically all that's found after the runner is killed.

Best Life Diet Cookbook : by Bob Greene (Simon & Schuster, $25). Diet guru Bob Greene presents more than 175 recipes and three sets of two-week meal plans in his latest book.

Star Wars: Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor : by Matthew Stover (Del Rey, $27). Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are dead. The Empire has been toppled by the triumphant Rebel Alliance, and the New Republic is ascendant. But the struggle against the dark side and the Sith Order is not over.

Food Matters : by Mark Bittman (Simon & Schuster, $24). The award-winning champion of culinary simplicity presents a plan for responsible eating that's as good for the planet as it is for your weight and your health.

Get Over Yourself: How to Get Real, Get Serious and Get Ready to Find True Love : by Patti Novack and Laura Zigman (Ballantine, $24). Taking a tough-love approach, professonal matchmaker Patti Novack shows you how to fix what needs to be fixed, reach your core, and identify who you are and what you want in a partner.

Texas! Lucky : by Sandra Brown (Bantam, $22). Lucky Tyler attracted trouble - and women. But the night he stepped in to rescue a mysterious redhead in a seedy bar, he got more than he bargained for. She excited him, challenged him, drove him wild with desire - then vanished.

Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio : by David Gardner and Tom Gardner (Collins, $26.95). In this long-anticipated, groundbreaking guide to building a portfolio, acclaimed stock pickers and Internet pioneers David and Tom Gardner lay bare the simple philosophy that they have used to help millions of grateful individual investors outfox the professionals on Wall Street.

People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It! : by Larry Winget (Gotham, $25). Recognize where you are being an idiot and then take action to stop being an idiot, Larry Winget advises. He takes on business, family, health, being fat, being stupid, success, money and more, and tells us step by step what we need to change.

The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet : by Colleen McCullough (Simon & Schuster, $26). At the conclusion of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, the bookish and awkward Mary is sentenced to a dull, provincial existence in the backwaters of Britain. Now, master storyteller Colleen McCullough rescues Mary from her dreary fate.

The New Codependency : by Melody Beattie (Simon & Schuster, $23). The author of Codependent No More clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness.

Messenger: by Jan Burke (Simon & Schuster, $25). Tyler Hawthorne, a British officer wounded at Waterloo, receives a ring on the battlefield that grants the wearer immortality, but in exchange Tyler must forever comfort the dying.

Voluntary Madness : by Norah Vincent (Viking, $24.95). Vincent's first trip to a mental institution - to which the writing of Self-Made Man drove her - convinced her that further immersion would give her great material for a follow-up.

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