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Sec­ond Time Around Joyce May­nard shares the heart-wrench­ing but ul­ti­mately hope­ful story of find­ing love only to lose it a short time later in The Best of Us (Blooms­bury). Visit Parade.com/ may­nard to read the author's thoughts on mar­ry­ing again. $27, book­stores and on­line Here’s to You In What Is It All but Lu­mi­nous (Knopf), avail­able Sept. 26, Art Gar­funkel, one-half of the cel­e­brated mu­si­cal duo Si­mon & Gar­funkel, of­fers up this part mem­oir, part di­ary and part col­lec­tion of art­ful mus­ings. $28, book­stores and on­line Big Sky’s Dark Side Mon­tana Noir (Akashic Books), edited by Six Days of the Con­dor author James Grady and Keir Graff, is the lat­est in a se­ries of home­town short-story col­lec­tions set in spe­cific places (Bos­ton, At­lanta and more) and writ­ten by au­thors with lo­cal ties. This one fo­cuses on the “dreams and dis­as­ters of the true Mon­tana.” Go to Parade.com/noir to sam­ple sto­ries, in­clud­ing one from Up in the Air author Wal­ter Kirn. $16, book­stores and on­line

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