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New releases -- The latest from Wally Lamb

This week's new books include: The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (HarperCollins, $29.95). While his wife fights to recover from a horrific crime, a schoolteacher discovers a cache of old diaries, letters and newspaper clippings that reveal his family’s dark past.

You: Being Beautiful by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz (Free Press, $26.95). This follow-up to Roizen and Oz's best-seller, You: Staying Young, targets three dimensions of beauty: looking beautiful, feeling beautiful and being beautiful.

Just After Sunset by Stephen King (Scribner, $28). This collection of 13 tales shows King molding the themes and set pieces of horror and suspense fiction into nuanced blends of fantasy and psychological realism.

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The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck (Threshold, $19.99). A warm and poignant tale of family, faith and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives.

Call Me Ted by Ted Turner with Bill Burke (Grand Central, $30). Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner tells his life's story.

Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card (Tor, $25.95). In the wake of his victory over the alien Formics, 12-year-old military genius Ender Wiggins is hailed as a hero, but governments that trained him intend to portray him as a monster.

A Mercy by Toni Morrison (Knopf, $23.95). Acts of mercy may have unforeseen consequences as we learn in this story of a plantation slave in Maryland who gives up her daughter to a relatively humane northern adventurer.

Rickles Letters by Don Rickles (Simon & Schuster, $25). The comedian spouts off to celebrities, living and dead.

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