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1. Gob's Grief
by Chris Adrian (Broadway, $24.95). A young man who mourns for dead Civil War soldiers creates a time machine to bring them back.

2. An Hour Before Daylight
by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster, $26). Former president Carter tells the story of his upbringing.

3. A Short Guide to a Happy Life
by Anna Quindlen (Random House, $12.95). The columnist shares her common sense wisdom on living a happy life.

4. The Mark
by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale House, $22.99). The eighth book in the Left Behind series, in which Christians are forced to be "marked" or die.

5. Heart: A Personal Journey Through Its Myths and Meanings
by Gail Godwin (Morrow, $24). Nonfiction work by Godwin that explores the meaning of the heart in history, literature, philosophy, psychology and medicine.


1. Girl With a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier (Plume, $12). Fictionalized account of what inspired Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer to paint the portrait of a young girl.

2. House of Sand and Fog
by Andre Dubus III (Vintage, $14). An Iranian immigrant struggles to own a house in contemporary America.

3. Galileo's Daughter
by Dava Sobel (Penguin, $14). Sobel compiles a series of letters sent between the scientist and his illegitimate daughter, Sister Maria Celeste

4. The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman (Knopf, $10). An orphan and her mythological daemon must combat dark forces to resolve a mystery involving missing children.

5. Bless Your Heart, Tramp
by Celia Rivenbark (Coastal Carolina, $11.95). A look at wacky Southerners and why they do what they do.

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