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AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTHINESS : THE RISE AND FURTHER RISE OF STEPHEN COLBERT Rogak, Lisa

While Stephen Colbert has written books, appeared before Congress, held a rally in Washington, and stars in his own TV show, little is known about the man behind the persona. Now Rogak offers a look behind the character to reveal the roots of his humor and the tragedy that forever altered his family. She also offers a peek at the inner workings behind 'The Colbert Report.'


DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS : MY LIFE IN SARAH PALIN'S CROSSHAIRS Johnston, Levi

Johnston, better known as Bristol Palin's baby daddy, was only 18 when Bristol's mother, Sarah, became a vice presidential nominee. But, when she lost her bid for the second highest elected post in the land, she turned her anger on Levi. After being bullied, lied about, and outspent in the courts when he attempted to bond with his son, Tripp, Johnson now sets the record straight.


INSIDE SEAL TEAM SIX : MY LIFE AND MISSIONS WITH AMERICA'S ELITE WARRIORS Mann, Don D. & Pezzullo, Ralph

Don Mann knows what it takes to become a SEAL and specifically, a member of SEAL Team Six, who has been secretly involved in every major U.S. military operation since their founding in WWII. Mann has worked with the SEALs for three decades. Now he describes in detail what SEAL team training is like, offering you-are-there narratives about recent SEAL Team Six events.


SHATNER RULES : YOUR KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THE SHATNERVERSE AND THE WORLD AT LARGE Shatner, William

William Shatner is a man of many talents, having played parts in movies, several TV series, TV commercials, and authoring several bestselling books. With insight, wisdom, and of course, a heavy dose of humor, he gives his fans a glimpse inside his genius, reveals the truth behind his persona, his understanding of modern technology, and the benefit of staying true to oneself.


Fiction

11/22/63 : A NOVEL King, Stephen

Jake Epping, 35, a high school English teacher, is shocked when he receives a personal essay from a student about a horrific event in his life. Then Jake's friend, Al, tells Jake about a secret portal in his diner that would take time travelers back to 1958. Epping, still reeling from the assassination of President Kennedy, decides to give it a try and change history.


BEAUTY AND THE WEREWOLF Lackey, Mercedes

Bella, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, dons a red cloak and ventures into the forest to consult with 'Granny,' the local wise woman, about her future. On the way home, she's attacked by a wolf who turns out to be a cursed nobleman. He carries her off to his castle where she slowly falls in love with him. Can she break the spell that binds him?


DOVEKEEPERS : A NOVEL Hoffman, Alice

Based on the tragic historical event of the battle of Masada in 70 CE, Hoffman tells the story of four women who were at Masada and how their lives intersected in the days before and during the siege as the Romans drew near. All were dovekeepers, and all were keeping secrets about who they were, where they came from, who fathered them, and whom they loved.


INFERNALS : A NOVEL Connolly, John

Samuel Johnson is in trouble. He's in love with the wrong girl and he and his dog, Boswell, have been pulled through a portal into a dark realm. There Mrs. Abernathy is trying to catch him to get revenge for his foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of Evil. Lucky for Samuel, a band of little men come to his rescue.


LITIGATORS Grisham, John

The only information that had been released at press time is that Grisham takes readers deeper into the labyrinth of the American justice system and there's a knock-out-conclusion, as always.


RANCHERO Gavin, Rick

Repo man Nick Reid just needs to repossess Percy's TV. But Percy will have none of that, and he hits Nick over the head, ties him up, and takes off in Nick's Ranchero. Nick and Desmond go after Percy. Their journey will take them to a meth cooker, but Nick will let nothing phase him. He wants that Ranchero back. (First Novel)


SNUFF : A NOVEL OF DISCWORLD Pratchett, Terry

Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is taking a vacation. But, as fans of Discworld know, nothing ever goes as planned here and as usual, hilarious adventure ensues.


V IS FOR VENGEANCE Grafton, Sue

While hoping to have happy experiences on her 38th birthday, instead Kinsey Millhone gets punched in the face and left with two black eyes and a broken nose. She's also dealing with: a woman who may or may not have killed herself; a brutal, unscrupulous gangster; a widower mourning the death of his lover, and a businessman whose dealings are outside the law.


VISIBLE MAN : A NOVEL Klosterman, Chuck

Therapist Victoria Vick's new client is unlike any she's ever had before. The man is a scientist who has been using cloaking technology from an aborted government project to make himself invisible so that he can observe people and their behavior when they're alone. Before long Victoria becomes obsessed with his bizarre tales to the point of jeopardizing her career, her marriage, and her well-being.


ZERO DAY Baldacci, David

John Puller, a military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division, is assigned the case of a murdered family found in their rural home. The husband was in the army and the wife worked for a Pentagon contractor. Digging through layers of deception, Puller butts heads with a local homicide detective and discovers that no one in the small town is what they seem.


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