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* The Little Friend, by Donna Tartt. Vintage, 2002.
* The Girls, by Lori Lansens. Little, Brown, 2006.
* Citizen Vince, by Jess Walter. Regan Books, 2005.
* Oblivion, by Peter Abrahams. William Morrow, 2005.
* A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons, by Robert Sapolsky. Scribner, 2001.
* To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, by Arthur Herman. HarperCollins, 2004.
* The Witch's Boy, by Michael Gruber. HarperTempest, 2005.