“Raised from the Ground” by Jose Saramago (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26) — First published in Portugal in 1980, this novel from Nobel Prize-winning Saramago has just been translated into English. Set in a southern province in Portugal against the backdrop of history, it tells the story of the changing fortunes of landless peasants, and is Saramago’s most personal novel.
“Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” by Jon Meacham (Random House, $35) — The Pulitzer Prize winning author of “American Lion” brings to life one of the most dynamic founding fathers in this new biography.
1. “Digital Assassination” by Richard Torrenzano
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2. “Pinches and Dashes” by the Junior League of Wichita
3. “Radiating Like a Stone” edited by Myrne Roe
4. “The True Night Before Christmas” by Vanessa and Robert Condreay
5. “The Blue Santa” by Bob Sandifer
6. “Dogfight” by Calvin Trillin
7. “Cold Fury” by T.M. Goeglein
8. “The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente)” by Kirstie Alley
9. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7” by Jeff Kinney
10. “My Bookstore” edited by Ronald Rice
Source: Watermark Books & Cafe