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GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS by Jan Brett.

Bestselling author Brett's beloved character, the Gingerbread Baby, returns in a spirited Christmas caper! Celebrate the Christmas festival with Gingerbread Baby and his friend. Ages 3 to 5.

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
(9780399170713) $18.99

GIVE PLEASE A CHANCE by Bill O'Reilly and James Patterson.

In this inspired collaboration, the bestselling authors remind us all that a single word -- "Please?" -- is useful in a thousand different ways. Ages 3 to6.

Jimmy Patterson (9780316276887)$17.99

REFUGE by Anne Booth with illustrations by Sam Usher.

A timely rendition of the nativity follows Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus as they travel in a strange land, hoping to find refuge in the kindness of strangers. Ages 4 to 8.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (9780316361729) $15.99

THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES by Michelle Cuevas with illustrations by Erin E. Stead.

A message in a bottle holds the promise of surprise and wonder in this enthralling picture book by Caldecott Medalist Stead and author Cuevas. Ages 4 to 8.

Dial Books (9780803738683) $17.99

GROOVY JOE: ICE CREAM & DINOSAURS by Eric Litwin with illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld.

Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream -- which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur guests. Ages 3 to 6.

Orchard Books (9780545883788) $17.99

RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY by Kelly Clarkson with illustrations by Laura Hughes.

The Grammy Award winning singer makes her picture book debut with this enchanting story inspired by her own daughter. Includes a link to listen to an original lullaby. Ages 4 to 8.

HarperCollins (9780062427564) $18.99

THE RETURN by Aaron Becker.

Welcome the much- anticipated finale of Caldecott Honoree Becker's wordless trilogy -- a spectacular, emotionally satisfying story that brings its adventurer home. Ages 4 to 8.

Candlewick Press (9780763677305) $15.99.

MARY HAD A LITTLE GLAM by Tammi Sauer with illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

This little Mary has STYLE! In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some of childhood's most beloved characters go glam. Ages 4 to 8.

Sterling Children's Books (9781454913931) $14.95.

FULL OF BEANS by Jennifer L. Holm.

Give the gift of laughter this holiday with this quick- paced, historical adventure that will leave readers in stitches. Find out the history behind Holm's bestseller, Turtle in Paradise, with this prequel. Ages 9 to 12.

Random House Books for Young Readers (9780553510362) $16.99.

THE BILL THE CAT STORY by Berkeley Breathed.

Breathed, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the "Bloom County" comic strip, is back with an all-new picture book featuring Bill the Cat! Ages 4 to 8.

Philomel Books (9780399546624) $18.99.

WISH by Barbara O'Connor.

From the award- winning author comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers the true meaning of family. Ages 9 to 12.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (9780374302733) $16.99.

SCHNITZEL: A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR LAZY LOUTS by Stephanie Shaw with illustrations by Kevin Barry.

In this retelling of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, wizard's apprentice Schnitzel accepts the housecleaning help of a fang-toothed door-to-door salesman. Ages 4 to 8.

Sleeping Bear Press (9781585369577) $16.99.

WELCOME TO WONDERLAND: HOME SWEET MOTEL by Chris Grabenstein.

Fans of Carl Hiaasen and Mac Barnett will love spending time at this wacky motel! The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is back with a brand-new series. Ages 9 to 12.

Random House Books for Young Readers (9780553536027) $13.99.

THE SECRET KEEPERS by Trenton Lee Stewart with illustrations by Diana Sudyka.

A heart-pounding mystery adventure laced with magic and humor from the author of the New York Times-bestselling series The Mysterious Benedict Society. Ages 10 to 14.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (9780316389556) $18.99.

GERTIE'S LEAP TO GREATNESS by Kate Beasley with illustrations by Jillian Tamaki.

For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice. Ages 9 to 12.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (9780374302610) $16.99.

THE INQUISITOR'S TALE by Adam Gidwitz with illustrations by Hatem Aly.

New York Times-bestselling author Gidwitz redefines medieval times in a hilarious middle-grade adventure about three magical children and their holy dog on the run for their lives. Ages 10 to 14.

Dutton Books for Young Readers (9780525426165) $17.99.

ELENA OF AVALOR: ELENA AND THE SECRET OF AVALOR by Craig Gerber with illustrations by Grace Lee.

Princess Elena from the kingdom of Avalor has been magically trapped inside an enchanted amulet, waiting for another princess to set her free. Come along on this magical adventure and meet Disney's newest princess!

Disney Press (9781484715543) $15.99.

ELENA OF AVALOR: FELIZ NAVIDAD by Disney Book Group.

Elena decides to host one big Navidad celebration in the park so everyone can celebrate together. Can Elena help her subjects see what the holidays are really about?

Ages 6 to 9. Disney Press (9781484747926) $12.99.

THE MISADVENTURES OF MAX CRUMBLY 1 by Rachel Renée Russell.

From the bestselling author of The Dork Diaries comes a new series about Max Crumbly, who's about to face the scariest place he's ever been: South Ridge Middle School.

Aladdin (9781481460019) $13.99.

TAKE HEART, MY CHILD by Ainsley Earhardt with illustrations by Jaime Kim.

The FOX and Friends cohost's debut picture book shares precious life lessons parents can pass on to their children so that they can follow their dreams.

Aladdin (9781481466226) $18.99.

THE NUTCRACKER by The New York City Ballet with illustrations by Valeria Docampo.

A classic ballet tale for a modern ballet lover with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, a holiday favorite. Ages 4 to 8.

Little Simon (9781481458290) $17.99

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children's nonfiction

ANIMAL PLANET: ANIMAL ATLAS by Animal Planet.

This definitive atlas of animal life featuring gorgeous full-color maps and fun graphics takes readers on a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat passport to adventure! Ages 8 to 12.

Animal Planet (9781618931658) $17.95.

ANIMAL PLANET: STRANGE, UNUSUAL, GROSS & COOL ANIMALS by Animal Planet.

This Animal Planet book oozes with more than 200 images and profiles of the ickiest, stickiest animals in the world! Ages 8 to 12.

Animal Planet (9781618931665) $18.95.

BRAVE LIKE ME by Barbara Kerley.

This book tells the story of a boy and a girl with parents away on active military duty. Kerley captures the children's worries, fears, trials, and triumphs while waiting for their parents to return from service. Ages 4 to 8.

National Geographic Society (9781426323607) $17.99.

MAKER LAB: 28 SUPER COOL PROJECTS by Jack Challoner.

Supporting STEM education initiatives, Maker Lab has 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun. Ages 8 to 12.

DK Publishing (9781465451354) $19.99.

FACTASTIC: A LEGO ADVENTURE IN THE REAL WORLD by Scholastic.

There's a whole world of information inside this exciting book on almost every subject under the sun, from science to technology, from history to geography to popular culture. Ages 8 to 12.

Scholastic Inc. (9781338032840) $19.99.

THE BOOK OF HEROINES by Stephanie Warren Drimmer.

Girls are just as tough as boys...maybe even tougher. Discover true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gutsy gals, and everyday women who changed the world. Ages 8 to 12.

National Geographic Society (9781426325571) $14.99.

THE BOOK OF HEROES by Crispin Boyer.

Discover the true stories of superheroes, rebels, world leaders, action heroes, sports legends, and many more daring dudes, all of whom played their part to make their mark and make the world a better place. Ages 8 to 12.

National Geographic Society (9781426325533) $14.99.

PAWS OF COURAGE by Nancy Furstinger.

Modern wars recruit more than just human soldiers. Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire. This collection features dogs profiled for their bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion. Ages 10 to 14.

National Geographic Society (9781426323775) $12.99.

 
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young adult

EVERY EXQUISITE THING by Matthew Quick.

An unassuming teen learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price. A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story from the bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook. Ages 14 and up.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (9780316379595) $17.99.

HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven.

Sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world. This year, let Jack and Libby change your world in a charming new romance from the New York Times-bestselling author of All the Bright Places. Ages 14 and up.

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (9780385755924) $17.99.

REPLICA by Lauren Oliver.

The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy delivers a brilliant, riveting novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. The first in a duology. Ages 14 and up.

HarperCollins (9780062394163) $19.99.

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fiction

THE ORPHAN MOTHER by Robert Hicks.

An epic account of one remarkable woman's quest for justice from the New York Times-bestselling author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country.

Grand Central Publishing (9780446581769) $26.00.

A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny.

The #1 New York Times-bestselling author pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel.

Minotaur Books (9781250022134) $28.99.

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles.

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex novel of historical fiction. "Captain Kidd belongs in the pantheon of great Western characters along with True Grit's Rooster Cogburn and Lonesome Dove's Gus and Call." --Charles Frazier.

William Morrow & Company (9780062409201) $22.99.

DESCENT by Tim Johnston.

This New York Times bestseller and indie next pick follows a family trying to cope after their daughter goes missing in this gripping, literary thriller.

Algonquin Books (9781616204778) $15.95.

OLIVE EDITIONS FALL 2016 Harper Perennial

Olive Editions are small-format paperbacks of some of our bestselling titles featuring beautiful and unique hand-drawn cover illustrations. All Olive Editions are $10 each and will be available for a limited time only.

Harper Perennial (9780062564757) $240.00.

TWO BY TWO by Nicholas Sparks.

The #1 New York Times-bestselling author returns with an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.

Grand Central Publishing (9781455520695) $27.00.

SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult.

A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history in the #1 New York Times bestseller's latest.

Ballantine Books (9780345544957) $28.99.

THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles.

The highly anticipated second installment in #1 New York Times-bestselling author Iles' epic trilogy. "Adrenaline fueled excitement...A very American epic." – The Washington Post.

William Morrow & Company (9780062311122) $17.99.

COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett.

New York Times- bestselling author Patchett returns with her highly anticipated novel, a story of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all. Harper (9780062491794) $27.99.

THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war.

St. Martin's Press (9780312577223) $27.99.

FIELD OF GRAVES by J.T. Ellison.

New York Times- bestselling author Ellison delivers the dark, thrilling and utterly compelling prequel to the Lt. Taylor Jackson and Samantha
Owens suspense series.

Mira Books (9780778330530) $9.99.

 
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biography, autobiography, memoir

THE LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton.

This highly anticipated new memoir from the bestselling author tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.

Flatiron Books (9781250075727) $25.99.

THINGS LIKE THE TRUTH by Ellen Gilchrist.

The National Book Award winner and author of numerous highly praised works of fiction and nonfiction, offers a collection of nonfiction essays about her life, family, home, work, aging, and the fun of fighting to stay healthy in an increasingly undisciplined culture.

University Press of Mississippi (9781496805751) $29.95.

GENERATION CHEF by Karen Stabiner.

A fast-paced and suspenseful narrative about the make-it or break-it first year at a young chef's new restaurant, and the challenges faced by the new generation of professional cooks.

Avery Publishing Group (9781583335802) $26.00.

MISS ELLA OF COMMANDER'S PALACE by Ella Brennan with Ti Martin.

Brennan is a mother, mentor, blunt-talking fireball, and matriarch of a New Orleans restaurant empire, famous for bringing national attention to Creole cuisine. In this candid autobiography, she shares her life, from childhood in the Great Depression to opening esteemed eateries.

Gibbs Smith (9781423642558) $27.99.

WHEN IN FRENCH by Lauren Collins.

A laugh-out-loud funny and surprising memoir about the lengths we go to for love, as well as an exploration across culture and history into how we learn languages and what they say about who we are.

Penguin Press (9781594206443) $27.00.

THE HOME PLACE by J. Drew Lanham.

A remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural Southland in America today.

Milkweed Editions (9781571313157) $24.00.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY IN TEXAS by Nick Eatman.

From the veteran Texas football writer comes the story of the 2015 Texan football season across three leagues--Plano Senior High School, Baylor University, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Dey Street Books (9780062433312) $26.99.

WAYLON: TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD by Terry Jennings with David Thomas.

Debunking myths and sharing incredible never-before-told stories, this book is a son's loving and strikingly honest portrait of his father.

Hachette Books (9780316390118) $27.00.

TRUEVINE by Beth Macy.

The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.

Little, Brown and Company (9780316337540) $28.00.

RIVER OF TIME by Naomi Judd with Marcia Wilkie.

The bestselling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar shares her devastating personal story with depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease.

Center Street (9781455595747) $27.00.

HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee Shetterly.

The untold true story of the African-American female mathematicians at NASA who provided the calculations that helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox.

William Morrow & Company (9780062363596) $27.99.

THE GLASS UNIVERSE by Dava Sobel.

The #1 New York Times-bestselling author returns with the captivating, little-known true story of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of our place in the universe.

Viking (9780670016952) $30.00.

INDESTRUCTIBLE by John R. Bruning.

This little-known WWII story introduces a renegade pilot whose personal mission to rescue his family from a POW camp changed modern air warfare forever.

Hachette Books (9780316339407) $28.00.

   
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great gift ideas

VERANDA RETREATS by Mario Lopez-Cordero.

Lushly romantic or quietly minimalist, boasting verdant farmland or a beckoning pool, every one of these stunning homes Is a unique, super-luxurious getaway, designed to please the eye and recharge mind, body, and spirit.

Hearst (9781618372123) $60.00.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S GREATEST from Sports Illustrated.

In the fifth book in the popular Greatest series, Sports Illustrated has assembled the ultimate rankings of everything in college football. Rankings appear alongside stirring photography and classic stories from SI's archives.

Sports Illustrated Books (9781618931757) $32.95.

JOHN DERIAN PICTURE BOOK by John Derian.

Discover the world through the eye of the renowned artist and designer with this luxurious collection of 400 images that exquisitely capture his aesthetic.

Artisan Publishers (9781579656478) $75.00.

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS by Alan Taylor.

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America's founding period.

W.W. Norton & Company (9780393082814) $37.50.

DEEP RUN ROOTS by Vivian Howard.

The star and co-creator of PBS's A Chef's Life celebrates the flavors of North Carolina's coastal plain in more than 200 recipes and stories.

Little, Brown and Company (9780316381109) $40.00.

BOLSHOI CONFIDENTIAL by Simon Morrison.

An enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, where performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage.

Liveright Publishing Corporation (9780871402967) $35.00.

ATLAS OBSCURA by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton.

A one-of-a-kind gift book celebrating the world's most wondrous and bizarre places--from macabre museums to magical natural phenomena--in all corners of the globe.

Workman Publishing (9780761169086) $35.00.

365 THINGS TO DO WITH LEGO® BRICKS by Simon Hugo and Alice Finch.

This interactive book has games, activities, and LEGO building projects for every day of the year. A timer and random number generator for selecting activities are included. ©2016 The LEGO Group.

DK Publishing (9781465453020) $24.99.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS: THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION by J.K. Rowling with illustrations by Jim Kay.

Award-winning artist Kay illustrates year two of Harry's adventures at Hogwarts, in the same beautiful, gift-ready format as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Arthur A. Levine Books (9780545791328) $39.99.

THE LOWCOUNTRY COLORING BOOK by Melissa Conroy.

Color the South's rich, lush low country! Artist Conroy illustrates stately mansions, monuments, and local flora and fauna of the historic region.

Algonquin Books (9781616206819) $11.95.

THE LOWCOUNTRY HEART by Pat Conroy.

Final words and heartfelt remembrances from the bestselling author are celebrated in this collection of blog posts, interviews, and articles spanning Conroy's career, supplemented by pieces from his friends.

Nan A. Talese (9780385530866) $25.00.

RECIPE REVIVAL: SOUTHERN CLASSICS REINVENTED FOR MODERN COOKS from Southern Living magazine.

Like a walk down a mouthwatering memory lane, 100 vintage Southern Living recipes are juxtaposed with contemporary spins, totaling more than 200 recipes in all.

Oxmoor House (9780848747114) $27.95.

HUMBLE & KIND by Tim McGraw. From the Grammy- winning star performer, husband, and father comes a beautiful keepsake book, inspired by his uplifting hit, "Humble and Kind."

Hachette Books (9780316545754) $15.00.

   
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the pat conroy southern book prize

WINNER

MY SUNSHINE AWAY
by M.O. Walsh 9780399169526 $26.95 G.P. Putnam's Sons


GO SET A WATCHMAN
9780062409850
Harper


SOIL
9781476750811
Simon & Schuster


THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH
9781455551927
Grand Central Publishing

 

WINNER

ABOVE THE WATERFALL
by Ron Rash 9780062349316 $26.99 Ecco Press


WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE
9780062302120
William Morrow & Company


THE NEW AND IMPROVED ROMIE FUTCH 9781941040157
Tin House Books


CALLOUSTOWN
9781938103162
Dzanc Books

 

WINNER

BULL MOUNTAIN
by Brian Panowich 9780399173967 $26.95 G.P. Putnam's Sons


MISS JULIA LAYS DOWN THE LAW
9780525427094
Viking


A PATTERN OF LIES
9780062386243
William Morrow & Company


DON'T GO HOME
9780425276549
Berkley Books


LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD
9781941962473
Henery Press

WINNER

THE BONE TREE
by Greg Iles 9780062311115 $27.99 William Morrow & Co.


WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO
9780399172779
G.P. Putnam's Sons


DESCENT
9781616204778
Algonquin Books


ROGUE LAWYER
9780385539432
Doubleday Books

 

WINNER

SOUL FOOD LOVE
by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams 9780804137935 $30.00 Clarkson Potter Publishers


FOSTER'S MARKET FAVORITES
9780990520573
Story Farm


THE SOUTHERNER'S COOKBOOK
9780062242419
Harper Wave


SUNDAY DINNER
9781469622453
University of North Carolina Press


THE JEMIMA CODE
9780292745483
University of Texas Press

WINNER

DISPATCHES FROM PLUTO
by Richard Grant 9781476709642 $16.00 Simon & Schuster


LEAVING ORBIT
9781555977092
Graywolf Press


MY SOUTHERN JOURNEY
9780848746391
Oxmoor House


OUR ONLY WORLD
9781619024885
Counterpoint LLC


THE WORLD IS ON FIRE
9781571313478
Milkweed Editions

WINNER

JACKSONLAND
by Steve Inskeep 9781594205569 $29.95 Penguin Press


BAREFOOT
TO AVALON

9780802123541
Atlantic Monthly Press


DON'T SUCK, DON'T DIE
9780292759473
University of Texas Press


SAM PHILLIPS: THE MAN WHO INVENTED ROCK 'N' ROLL
9780316042741
Little, Brown


THE WORLD'S LARGEST MAN
9780062351494
Harper

WINNER

MOSQUITOLAND
by David Arnold 9780451470775 $17.99 Viking Books for Young Readers


ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN
9780545709545
Push


ODDS OF GETTING EVEN
9780803739611
Kathy Dawson Books


THE WRATH AND THE DAWN
9780399171611
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

 

WINNER

SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK
by Robert Beatty 9781484709016 $16.99 Disney-Hyperion


HAMSTER PRINCESS
9780803739840
Dial Books


YARD WAR
9780553507539
Wendy Lamb Books


SEEDS OF FREEDOM
9780763669195
Candlewick Press

 
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cooking

LEARN TO COOK 25 SOUTHERN CLASSICS 3 WAYS by Jennifer Brule.

Brule's mission: master 25 classic southern dishes, and then--using similar ingredients or cooking techniques or both--make two variations, one contemporary and one inspired by international tastes.

University of North Carolina Press (9781469629124) $30.00.

CHICKEN: A SAVOR THE SOUTH COOKBOOK by Cynthia Graubart

This little cookbook packs "all" the know-how that cooks need to make irresistible chicken dishes for everyday and special occasions, from shopping and selecting to cutting up, frying, braising, roasting, and much more.

University of North Carolina Press (9781469630090) $20.00.

BACON: A SAVOR THE SOUTH COOKBOOK by

Fred Thompson. Thompson captures a humble ingredient's regional culinary history and outsized contributions to the table. The book's 56 recipes invariably highlight and maximize the beloved bacon factor.

University of North Carolina Press (9781469630113) $19.00.

SHRIMP COUNTRY by Anna Marlis Burgard.

Embark on a fresh and delicious culinary tour of coastal America! Shrimp Country invites readers to discover the southern shorelines from Texas to the Carolinas, savoring the region's sea air, salty characters, and succulent shrimp.

University Press of Florida (9780813062945) $26.95.

THE ALL NEW BALL BOOK OF CANNING AND PRESERVING from Jarden Home Brands.

Learn to preserve your favorite foods with innovative and fresh flavors with this definitive guide to jams, jellies, pickles, and more.

Oxmoor House (9780848746780) $22.95.

AMERICAN CAKE by Anne Byrn.

The creator of the New York Times-bestselling The Cake Mix Doctor series takes readers on a journey through America's past to present with more than 125 authentic recipes for best-loved and beautiful cakes and frostings.

Rodale Books (9781623365431) $29.99.

ART OF THE PIE by Kate McDermott with photographs by Andrew Scrivani.

Making pie is as easy as pie, with recipes and lessons from a renowned teacher of the craft.

Countryman Press (9781581573275) $35.00.

CHINA: THE COOKBOOK by Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan.

Featuring more than 650 recipes for delicious and authentic Chinese dishes for the home kitchen, this authoritative book showcases the culinary diversity of the world's richest and oldest cuisines with recipes from the eight major regions and numerous minor regions.

Phaidon Press (9780714872247) $49.95.

 
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photography

CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS: THEN AND NOW by James Campi.

A visual journey through America's greatest conflict-- archival images are juxtaposed with contemporary photographs of the same pivotal battle elds to guide readers chronologically through The Civil War.

Pavilion Books (9781910904800) $19.95.

WHO SHOT SPORTS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY, 1843 TO THE PRESENT by Gail Buckland.

The first book to show the range, cultural importance, and aesthetics of sports photography, much of it legendary, all of it powerful. Features more than 280 spectacular photographs.

Knopf Publishing Group (9780385352239) $45.00.

THE SOUTH IN COLOR: A VISUAL JOURNEY by William Ferris.

This beautiful, provocative collection of 100 of Ferris's photographs of the South, taken during this formative period, captures the power of his color photography.

University of North Carolina Press (9781469629681) $35.00.