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With all these lifesavers hitting bookstores, who needs CPR?

1. BODY PIERCING SAVED MY LIFE
Andrew Beaujon (paperback)
A music journalist investigates the bands and fan base of the Christian rock movement.

2. HOW ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING SAVED MY LIFE
Mameve Medwed
A tragedy-stricken woman gets in a legal fight over the titular poet's chamber pot in this rom-com novel.

3. HOW NANCY DREW SAVED MY LIFE
Lauren Baratz-Logsted (paperback)
A novel, due Sept. 1, dubbed ''part Charlotte Brontë, part chick-lit, part Nancy Drew.''

4. LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE
Lyah Beth LeFlore (paperback)
In this novel, a hot party promoter rethinks her Dionysian lifestyle after falling in love.

5. LAST NIGHT A DRAWING SAVED MY LIFE
Stefan Wissel
A diary made of 100 drawings that can be torn out and reassembled.

6. THIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE
A.M. Homes
A much-publicized novel about a wealthy, isolated day trader in L.A. who suffers a panic attack, then seeks human connections.

Originally posted May 19, 2006 Published in issue #878 May 26, 2006 Order article reprints
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