Juliet by Anne FortierJuliet
By Anne Fortier
464 pages; Ballantine

Call this debut novel Julie and Juliet: It's about a contemporary woman descended from the model for Shakespeare's heroine.
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I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura LippmanI'd Know You Anywhere
By Laura Lippman
384 pages; William Morrow

The popular mystery-series author's latest stand-alone: a terrifying story about a death-row inmate obsessed with the only victim he left alive.
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Designated Fat Girl by Jennifer JoynerDesignated Fat Girl
By Jennifer Joyner
264 pages; Skirt!

A familiar tale—food-obsessed woman finally conquers her demons, almost—is noteworthy for its memoirist's brutally frank voice.
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Hollywood: A Third Memoir by Larry McMurtryHollywood: A Third Memoir
By Larry McMurtry
160 pages; Simon & Schuster

Just as winning as the first two installments of the Lonesome Dove author's lifelong reminiscences.

The Lady Matador's Hotel by Cristina GarciaThe Lady Matador's Hotel
By Cristina García
224 pages; Scribner

A multicultural group of strangers gathers in a Central American hotel in this exotic, lush, and sensual novel from the author of Dreaming in Cuban.
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