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Watermark Books: New & recommended

  • Published Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at 12 a.m.

•  "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan (Doubleday, $26.95) Serena Frome is a college

student in 1972 when she finds herself being recruited for Britain's MI5.

Her mission to recruit a promising young writer becomes entangled with

personal emotions, as Serena falls in love with her target. McEwan revisits

the world of female protagonists in this novel of love, betrayal, self,

doubt and the relationship between literature and truth.

•  "The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P.

Kennedy" by David Nasaw (Penguin, $40) Nasaw strives to tell the full story

of the founder of the 20th century's most famous political family.

Having been given unrestricted access to the Kennedy papers, Nasaw looks

beyond the popularly held impressions of Kennedy, and strives to paint a

comprehensive portrait of his life.

Watermark Bestsellers

1. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. "Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year" by

David von Drehle

3. "Radiating Like a Stone" edited by Myrne Roe

4. "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver

5. "My Bookstore" edited by Ronald Rice

6. "Cold Fury" by T.M. Goeglein

7. "Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof" by Ina Garten

8. "The True Night Before Christmas" by Vanessa and Robert Condreay

9. "Dancers Among Us" by Jordan Matter

10. "Back to Blood" by Tom Wolfe

Source: Watermark Books & Cafe

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