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NEW in Paperback

THE DRESS LODGER Sheri Holman (Ballantine, $14, first published in 2000) The squalor of cholera-laden England sets the dismal stage for this historical thriller about a 15-year-old girl’s struggle to survive.

PATRICK O’BRIAN: A LIFE Dean King (Owl Books, $15, 2000) King’s illuminating, often sad biography reveals that the creator of the popular Aubrey-Maturin novels was a far from perfect man.

THE BEST THING I EVER TASTED Sallie Tisdale (Riverhead, $13, 2000) The Talk Dirty to Me author’s absorbing, humorous look at our food perversions will make you think twice about what you eat.