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New releases -- Dr. Phil, Philippa and Philip

This week, a "Phil" trifecta: advice from Dr. Phil, tales of royalty from Philippa Gregory and the latest from Philip Roth. Coming Tuesday:

Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life by Dr. Phil McGraw (Free Press, $26). A step-by-step plan for getting through the worst days is designed to help you feel prepared when it really matters — in the midst of a crisis.

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The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone, $25.95). A novel about the captive years of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Indignation by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin, $26). Marcus Messner, the 19-year-old son of a Newark kosher butcher, flees his overprotective father but fears that flunking out of college will mean going to war in Korea.

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Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: A Giant Problem by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi (Simon & Schuster, $10.99). The authors continue to build on their successful Spiderwick Chronicles series. This time giants threaten Florida.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf, $24.95). Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family's remote island retreat north of Stockholm.

Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Tor, $27.95). Following in the footsteps of Frank Herbert, bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson answer the question of how Paul created his empire and become the Messiah.

The Forever War by Dexter Filkins (Knopf, $25). New York Times prize-winning reporter Dexter Filkins offers a richly textured book based on his work in Afghanistan and Iraq since 1998.

Think BIG: Make it Happen in Business and Life by Donald J. Trump (Collins, $14.95). The Donald gives advice on how to get momentum, when to get revenge and the importance of contracts.

Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris (Riverhead, $25.95). In this penetrating theological memoir, Norris details her relationship with acedia, a slothful, soul-weary indifference long recognized by monastics.

Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman (Scribner, $24). This is the unpretentious, darkly comedic story of how it feels to exist in a community where rural mythology and violent reality are pretty much the same thing.

Amazon.com, Publishers Weekly


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