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The Little Book of Big Decorating Ideas: 287 Clever Tips, Tricks, and Solutions by Katy McColl delivers a ton of inspiration to tap into your home’s full potential along with directions for 25 dynamic projects that will bring unforgettable style to any room.

Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs centers on three widowed friends at loose ends who decide to open a small town café, never realizing that an amateur sleuthing team was in the making until bodies start turning up in odd places, with plenty of suspects to consider.

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson recreates the history-making events of one amazing year that encompassed Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight, Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs in one season, Al Capone’s illegal booze business, the filming of “The Jazz Singer” that revolutionized the motion picture industry, and other record-setting milestones in American life.

Cries of the Lost by Chris Knopf finds market researcher Arthur Cathcart searching for clues to the actions of his murdered wife and to the secrets that died with her, after he uncovers an elaborate fraud and embezzlement scheme that plunges him into a world of international terrorism and government intrigue.

The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football by Jeff Benedict explores the passion, action, and shocking realities that lie beneath this colossal, multibillion-dollar business, and the effect it has on the kids on whom the whole vast enterprise depends.

The Ascendant by Drew Chapman ranges from the offices of Wall Street to the casinos of Las Vegas to the back roads of the Chinese countryside after Garrett Reilly, a number savant, notices that two hundred billion dollars’ worth of US Treasury bonds are being sold off at a terrifying rate, leading to a cyber war between the United States and China.

The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley illuminates the differences between schools in America and those abroad where the students outperform their U.S. counterparts on international tests, offering useful and inspiring recommendations to create an education system that improves outcomes for all kids.