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April 19, 2009|By, Publishers' Weekly


Tea Time for the Traditionally Built : by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon, $24) The proprietor of a local football team has enlisted the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to help explain the team's dreadful losing streak: Surely someone is fixing the games - it can't just be a case of unskilled players.

The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference : by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval (Doubleday Business, $17.95) The authors of the national best-seller The Power of Nice once again tackle conventional wisdom with a provocative and counterintuitive book about the importance of sweating the small stuff in our lives and in our careers.

Outcasts United : by Warren St. John (Spiegel & Grau, $24.95) St. John builds on his 2007 New York Times article about the Fugees, a soccer program for boys from families of refugees from war-torn nations who have been resettled in the town of Clarkston, Ga.

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