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Books, Summer 2004

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
by David Sedaris
Sedaris can turn the most mundane events—going to the movies, visiting his sister in Boston—into laugh-out-loud comedy. (Little, Brown, $24.95)

Now Is the Time To Open Your Heart
by Alice Walker
The first novel in six years from the author of The Color Purple follows a woman's spiritual quest through the American West. (Random House, $24.95)

The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms
No matter where you are, you'll find a story or poem to bridge the gap in this clever compendium by the likes of Michael Chabon and Philip Larkin. (Picador, $15)

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination
by Helen Fielding
By day, Olivia Joules is a British fashion writer. By night, she's a glamorous secret agent on the trail of an international terrorist. Or is she?(Viking, $24.95)

Scribbling the Cat
by Alexandra Fuller
The author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight rides shotgun with K, a battle-weary soldier, on an often terrifying trek through war-torn areas of Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Penguin Press, $24.95)

The Narrows
by Michael Connelly
Retired Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch travels to Las Vegas to track down The Poet, a cunning serial killer who leaves gruesome clues in verse, in this chilling page-turner. (Little, Brown, $25.95)

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