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New releases -- John Grogan, cookbooks and thrillers

This week's releases include a memoir from John Grogan, who hit it big with Marley and Me. Other releases:

The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan (Morrow, $24.95). A gleefully mischievous boy growing up in a devout Catholic home fails to meet his parents' expectations, figuring out that the faith and fervor that came so effortlessly to his parents somehow eluded him. When love for another woman blossoms, he begins the poignant journey into adulthood.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, $45). A culinary class with lessons for home cooks of all levels.

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Spain: A Culinary Road Trip by Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow (Ecco, $34.95). Two food-obsessed friends take the ultimate road trip adventure, showcasing pleasures of Spain.

Testimony by Anita Shreve (Little, Brown, $25.99). An exploration of the needs and fears that drive ordinary people into unforeseen dilemmas, and the ways in which their best intentions can go wrong.

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Bones by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine, $27). When a young woman's body and the bones of more victims surface in an L.A. marsh, detective Milo Sturgis action and joins forces with psychologist Alex Delaware to nab an insidious serial killer.

Rough Weather: A Spenser Novel by Robert B. Parker (Putnam, $26.95). A notorious gold digger recently separated from her latest husband recruits the Boston P.I. to accompany her to her private island to attend her daughter's wedding as a stand-in husband and protector. A storm, a kidnapping and murder tear apart what should be a joyous occasion and mark the beginning of the search for answers.

Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $26.99). The true story of a young, medically troubled boy and his family's decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a maddening health establishment.

Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom (Doubleday Business, $24.95). Lindstrom presents the findings from his experiment that peered inside the brains of 2,000 volunteers from all around the world as they encountered various ads, logos, commercials, brands and products.

The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike (Knopf, $24.95). In the sequel to The Witches of Eastwick, Alexandra, Jane and Sukie go back to Eastwick for the summer to find the old Rhode Island seaside town and recapture the magic they had.

The Way I Am by Eminem (Dutton, $40). Rapper Eminem shares his private thoughts on everything from his inner struggles, to the trials of being famous, to his love for his daughter, Hailie, creating a book that is every bit as raw and uncensored as the man himself.

Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn (Atria, $27.95). Two CIA operatives have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihadists and their culture of death. But the political winds have changed and leaders on Capitol Hill want  the two put back on a short leash. Then one afternoon, everything changes.

Dark Summer by Iris Johansen (St. Martin's, $24.95). A devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search-and-rescue mission has no idea that when a man arrives with his wounded black Lab, she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror and destruction.

Amazon.com, Publishers Weekly

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