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1. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

2. Dissent: Voices of Conscience by Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright and Susan Dixon

3. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

4. The Wilde Women by Paula Wall

5. The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate by Kevin Duffus

6. Long Dead Lover by Robert Boisvert

7. Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead

8. So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger

9. The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown

10. The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

(Sales reported for the week of May 18-24 for Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, 704-525-9239.)

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"The [Heil Hitler!] greeting found its way into fairy tales, too, even classics like Sleeping Beauty, scenes from which were often painted on school walls. A 1936 book on pedagogy explains the goals of these reinterpretations: 'No fairy tale cries out more for ethnic interpretation than Sleeping Beauty ... In that story, we reexperience our national impotence and reawakening. Hitler is the hero who has rescued our people from sleep of death into which it had sunk under the evil influence of foreign races ... Freed from the constraints of realism, the Führer takes center stage as a savior in the guise of a king's son, the most noble figure in the imagination of children and early folklore.'"

-- The Hitler Salute: On the Meaning of a Gesture, by Tilman Allert (Metropolitan Books; $20; now available)

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