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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Books

After Dark By Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $22.95

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life By Barbara Kingsolver, HarperCollins, $26.95

An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England By Brock Clarke, Algonquin, $23.95

Away By Amy Bloom, Random House, $23.95

Before By Irini Spanidou, Knopf, $23

Body Surfing By Anita Shreve, Little, Brown and Co., $25.99

Dog Years By Mark Doty, HarperCollins, $23.95

Fire in the Blood By Ir¿ne N¿mirovsky, Knopf, $22

House of Meetings By Martin Amis, Knopf, $23

I Am America (And So Can You!) By Stephen Colbert, Grand Central, $26.99

Letters to a Young Teacher By Jonathan Kozol, Crown, $19.95

A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book Compiled by Frank Warren, William Morrow, $27.95

Lost City Radio By Daniel Alarcón, HarperCollins, $24.95

The Maytrees By Annie Dillard, HarperCollins, $24.95

Mergers and Acquisitions By Dana Vachon, Riverhead, $23.95

The Motel Life By Willy Vlautin, Harper Perennial, $13.95

Mothers and Sons By Colm Tóibín, Scribner, $24

Satisfaction By Gillian Greenwood, Shaye Areheart, $24

Slummy Mummy By Fiona Neill, Riverhead, $24.95

Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector By Mick Brown, Knopf, $26.95

Ten Days in the Hills By Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26

The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food By Judith Jones, Knopf, $24.95

A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $25.95

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox By Maggie O'Farrell, Harcourt, $23

The Year of Fog By Michelle Richmond, Delacorte Press, $20

The Yiddish Policemen's Union By Michael Chabon, HarperCollins, $26.95

CDs

Adventures in Contentment Fast Piece of Furniture, Dischord/Adult Swim, $12

Alright, Still Lily Allen, Capitol, $12.98

Back to Black Amy Winehouse, Republic, $13.98

Because of You Ne-Yo, Def Jam, $13.98

Big Dog Daddy Toby Keith, Show Dog Nashville, $18.98

Blackout Britney Spears, Jive, $18.98

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Miranda Lambert, Sony, $18.97

Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up Cortney Tidwell, Ever, $14.98

Double Up R. Kelly, Jive, $18.97

Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys, Domino, $15.98

Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Spoon, Merge, $15.98

Hated On Mostly Crime Mob, Reprise, $18.98

Icky Thump The White Stripes, Warner Bros., $18.98

In Our Nature José González, Mute, $14.98

Kala M.I.A., Interscope, $9.98

La Radiolina Manu Chao, Nacional, $16.98

Mix Up South Rakkas Crew, Mad Decent, $9.99-$12.50

Myths of the Near Future Klaxons, Geffen, $9.98

Neon Bible Arcade Fire, Merge, $14.98

New Moon Elliott Smith, Kill Rock Stars, $18.98

Places Georgie James, Saddle Creek, $12.98

Version Mark Ronson, Red Ink, $13.98

Visitations Clinic, Domino, $15.98

We All Belong Dr. Dog, Park the Van, $15.98

We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank Modest Mouse, Epic, $18.97

Wincing the Night Away The Shins, Sub Pop, $15.98

Comics

Army@Love , No. 1 By Rick Veitch and Gary Erskine, Vertigo/DC Comics, $2.99

Aya By Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, Drawn & Quarterly, $19.95

Beyond! By Dwayne McDuffie and Scott Kolins, Marvel, $19.99

Exit Wounds By Rutu Modan, Drawn & Quarterly, $19.95

Luxuria: Casanova, Vol. 1 By Matt Fraction and Gabriel Ba, Image, $24.99

The Other Side By Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart, Vertigo, $12.99

The Plain Janes By Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg, Minx/DC Comics, $9.99

Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm By Percy Carey and Ronald Wimberly, Vertigo/DC Comics, $19.99

Silverfish By David Lapham, Vertigo/DC Comics, $24.99

DVDs

30 Rock: Season 1 Not rated, Universal, $49.98

Away From Her Rated PG-13, Lionsgate, $27.98

Black Book Rated R, Sony, $29.95

Casino Royale Rated PG-13, Sony, $19.94

Children of Men Rated R, Universal, $19.98

The Departed (Two-Disc Special Edition) Rated R, Warner Bros., $34.99

Extras: The Complete Second Season Not rated, HBO, $29.98

Friday Night Lights: The First Season Not rated, Universal, $29.98

Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof -- Extended and Unrated Weinstein Co., $29.95

The Heart of the Game Rated PG-13, Miramax, $29.99

Into Great Silence Not rated, Zeitgeist, $29.99

Knocked Up: Unrated (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) Universal, $30.98

No End in Sight Not rated, Magnolia, $26.98

Pan's Labyrinth: 2-Disc Platinum Series Rated R, New Line, $34.98

Ratatouille Rated G, Walt Disney, $29.99

The Science of Sleep Rated R, Warner Bros., $27.98

Volver Rated R, Sony, $28.95

The War Not rated, PBS, $129.99

Games

BioShock PC, Xbox 360, Rated Mature, 2K Games, $49.99-$59.99

Dance Dance Revolution Universe Xbox 360, Rated Everybody 10+, Konami, $79.99

The Darkness PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Rated Mature, 2K Games, $59.99

Dirt Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Rated Everyone, Codemasters, $59.99

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PlayStation 3, Rated Teen, Bethesda, $59.99

Guitar Hero II Xbox 360, Rated Teen, Activision, $89.99

Halo 3 Xbox 360, Rated Mature, Microsoft, $59.99

Hannah Montana: Music Jam Nintendo DS, Rated Everyone, Disney Interactive, $29.99

Jeanne D'Arc PlayStation Portable, Rated Teen, Sony, $29.99

John Woo Presents Stranglehold PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Rated Mature, Midway, $49.99-$69.99

Karaoke Revolution Presents American Idol PlayStation 2, Rated Everyone, Konami, $39.99 ($49.99 with microphone)

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo DS, Rated Everyone, Nintendo, $34.99

Mass Effect Xbox 360, Rated Mature, Microsoft Game Studios/BioWare, $59.99

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii, Rated Teen, Nintendo, $49.99

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction PlayStation 3, Rated Everyone, Sony, $59.99

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Wii, Rated Mature, Capcom, $29.99

Super Paper Mario Wii, Rated Everyone, Nintendo, $49.99

Wario Ware: Smooth Moves Wii, Rated Everyone 10+, Nintendo, $49.99

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure Wii, Rated Everyone, Capcom, $39.99

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