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Best Books of the Month: July 2011

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1. Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
by Ben Mezrich
3.2 out of 5 stars (148 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Doubleday
July 12, 2011
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: In this true story of love and adventure, nothing can stop Thad Roberts from keeping a promise to his girlfriend Rebecca--not even NASA security. When he's in the lab, Roberts is a brilliant NASA co-op intern, but the other interns know ... Read more

2. The Devil All the Time
The Devil All the Time
by Donald Ray Pollock
4.4 out of 5 stars (251 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Doubleday
July 12, 2011
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: With The Devil All the Time, author Donald Ray Pollock has crafted an exceptionally gritty, twisted page-turner. This follow-up to 2008's Knockemstiff is set in the Midwest during the mid-century, but reads more like a gothic Western. Lawlessness roams the rural, ... Read more

3. This Burns My Heart: A Novel
This Burns My Heart: A Novel
by Samuel Park
4.3 out of 5 stars (43 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Simon & Schuster
July 12, 2011
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: Tradition, love, and sacrifice--in Samuel Park's novel, This Burns My Heart, these immensely powerful forces propel the struggles of Soo-Ja Choi in post-war South Korea. Soo-Ja starts out as a privileged young women straining against the suffocating traditions of ... Read more

4. Adrenaline (The Sam Capra series)
Adrenaline (The Sam Capra series)
by Jeff Abbott
4.1 out of 5 stars (250 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Grand Central Publishing
July 1, 2011
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: CIA agent, Sam Capra, is about to have an extremely bad morning. We’re not talking about I-just-spilled-coffee-on-my-chinos bad. We’re talking about terrorists-bombed-my-office-and-kidnapped-my-wife bad. Sam is in the middle of an important meeting—he’s been closing in on the CIA’s most important ... Read more

5. Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion
Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion
by Janet Reitman
4.3 out of 5 stars (327 customer reviews)
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
July 5, 2011
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: Whatever your opinion of Scientology, the truth is more extreme. Inside Scientology is journalist Janet Reitman's incredible book-length follow-up to the Rolling Stone cover story of the same name, a 2007 finalist for the National Magazine Award. Founded by wayward science-fiction ... Read more

6. Ladies and Gentlemen
Ladies and Gentlemen
by Adam Ross
4.1 out of 5 stars (25 customer reviews)
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Knopf
June 28, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: "Boys can't stay mad at each other about girls for too long. That's a job for men." Adam Ross's new collection of short stories, Ladies and Gentlemen, is filled with moments of such prickly poignancy, headshaking disbelief, and melancholic side glances. ... Read more

7. Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
by Grant Morrison
3.9 out of 5 stars (121 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Spiegel & Grau
July 19, 2011
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: According to Supergods, Superman comics say less about Superman than they do about Clark Kent. Superman was conceived as a symbol of strength and individualism for the Depression-era middle class--perhaps a more compelling portrait of the era than much literature of ... Read more

8. The World Champion of Staying Awake
The World Champion of Staying Awake
by Sean Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars (18 customer reviews)
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Candlewick
June 28, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: It’s time for bed, but Stella’s animals are wide awake, so what’s a girl to do? Stella knows she can get them to sleep with a little imagination, so first she dreams a pillow into a ship for Cherry ... Read more

9. The Summer I Learned to Fly
The Summer I Learned to Fly
by Dana Reinhardt
4.7 out of 5 stars (20 customer reviews)
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Wendy Lamb Books
July 12, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: It’s 1986, and 13-year-old Drew Robin Solo is waiting. Waiting for things to happen; waiting to feel moved by something--or, as it turns out, someone. Drew’s summer begins in her mother’s cheese shop, making pasta alongside handsome Nick and caring ... Read more

10. Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls)
Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls)
by Maggie Stiefvater
4.1 out of 5 stars (432 customer reviews)
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Scholastic Press
July 12, 2011
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: Forever is a fitting finale to the lovely Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater (after last year's Linger). This time, the stakes are higher than ever: while Isabel’s father plots to wipe out the wolves once and for ... Read more