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A Member of the Family: Cesar Millan's Guide to a Lifetime of Fulfillment with Your Dog : by Cesar Millan and Melissa Jo Peltier (Harmony, $25.95). The Dog Whisperer offers advice for integrating your canine companion into your household.

A Most Wanted Man : by John le Carre (Scribner, $28). A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg in the dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he?

Grace : by Richard Paul Evans (Simon & Schuster, $19.95). A grandfather's childhood memories are stirred while reading a Christmas story to his grandchildren.

John Lennon: The Life : by Phillip Norman (Ecco, $34.95). Author and journalist Norman's biography draws on previously unknown sources, unpublished letters and unprecedented access to all the key figures.

The Wordy Shipmates : by Sarah Vowell (Riverhead, $25.95). Essayist Vowell revisits America's Puritan roots in this witty exploration of the ways in which our country's present predicaments are inextricably tied to its past.

Tales from the Dad Side : by Steve Doocy (Morrow, $25.95). Stories of what it's like to be a dad and a son, from a child's first day of kindergarten to the day the always-practical dad tries to pay for college with bonus miles.

Called Out of Darkness : by Anne Rice (Knopf, $24). Rice tells the story of the spiritual transformation that produced a complete change in her literary goals.

Michelle: A Biography : by Liza Mundy (Simon & Schuster, $25). Washington Post writer Mundy writes about the woman Barack Obama calls "the boss" - his wife.

Lulu in Marrakech : by Diane Johnson (Dutton, $25.95). Lulu Sawyer arrives in Marrakech, Morocco, hoping to rekindle her romance with a worldly Englishman. It's the perfect cover for her assignment with the CIA.

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