''American Buffalo,'' ''State by State,'' and ''You Can Adopt'' have been given the softcover treatment

By EW Staff
Updated September 25, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

American Buffalo (Memoir)
Steven Rinella
As Rinella shows, the story of our country is inextricably intertwined with the story of this magnificent animal.

Beat the Reaper (Mystery)
Josh Bazell
A medical thriller written in the blunt, brutal prose of a pulp mystery — with a touch of The Sopranos thrown in.

State by State (Anthology)
Edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey
Our nation captured in essays by 50 writers — Jonathan Franzen on New York, Dave Eggers on Illinois, and so on.

You Can Adopt (Nonfiction)
Susan Caughman and Isolde Motley
A fact-packed guide filled with advice from pediatricians, lawyers, psychologists, and social workers.