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Free e-books offer excerpts from upcoming books by Lehane, Packer and more than 60 others

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers.

"Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer" and "Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Spring," available Friday on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and other major e-platforms, feature a wide range of anticipated fiction and nonfiction releases.

Notable works include Lehane's "World Gone By," Packer's "The Children's Crusade" and nonfiction books by Maria Bello and Mika Brzezinski. Louis Sachar's "Fuzzy Mud," David Levithan's "Another Day" and Sarah Dessen's "Saint Anything" will be among the books featured in the young adult collection.

Publishers Lunch, an industry newsletter, compiled the books.

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