The brief, turbulent life of Vincent van Gogh is the subject of a monumental new biography written by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who won a Pulitzer for their collaboration on Jackson Pollock. "Van Gogh: a Life" makes use of copious research and the assistance of the Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to resurrect the tortured artist whose legendary death may have been from an accidental shooting, not suicide as believed.

- The brief, turbulent life of Vincent van Gogh is the subject of a monumental new biography written by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who won a Pulitzer for their collaboration on Jackson Pollock. "Van Gogh: a Life" makes use of copious research and the assistance of the Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to resurrect the tortured artist whose legendary death may have been from an accidental shooting, not suicide as believed.

- While searching through the wreckage of a bombed out dog kennel in France during World War I, American soldier Lee Duncan discovered a litter of newborn German Shepherd pups very much alive. Orphaned as a child, Duncan felt an immediate connection with one of the pups. He brought him home, trained him, and turned him into an enduring movie and television icon. Susan Orlean spent 10 years researching "the life and legend" of "Rin Tin Tin" for her compelling new book.

- The police report says Ian Cresswell's death was an accidental drowning, but his uncle Lord Fairclough has his doubts -- enough doubts, in fact, to maneuver New Scotland Yard into sending Inspector Thomas Lynley to quietly investigate. He brings along Simon and Deborah St. James as back-up and assigns Barbara Havers to dig into the Fairclough family history. The four of them uncover a clan full of secrets and motivated by greed with several family members very capable of murder. "Believing the Lie" continues Elizabeth George's popular series.

- The No. 1 suspect in James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's second entry in the "Private" series is Jack Morgan, the head of the exclusive investigation firm he formed after he left the Marines. When the body of his former mistress is found in his bed, Morgan naturally becomes the lead person of interest. But while he and his team search for the real culprit, he has a business to run and cases to solve -- including finding the person behind a string of murders at a luxury hotel chain. "Private: #1 Suspect" is the title.

- Beautiful but troubled Columbia Medical School student Pia Grazdani believes she has found the work of a lifetime when she becomes the lab assistant for geneticist Tobias Rothman. They begin working on a way to grow much-needed organs for transplants by using stem cells. This medical breakthrough, though, will ruin the plans of two former Wall Street tycoons who are buying up insurance policies ruthlessly hoping to cash in on the elderly and infirmed. "Death Benefit" is the new medical thriller from Robin Cook.

- Imagine driving around the countryside digging through old barns and sheds looking for antique treasures to buy and sell. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz do just that in one of the History Channel's most popular shows. They are the "American Pickers" and they recently worked with Libby Callaway on a new book that chronicles their adventures with the unique characters they deal with every week -- from collectors to hoarders. They also offer great advice on spotting rare finds in "American Pickers Guide to Picking."

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