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This One Is Mine

By Maria Semple

Little Brown, 303 pages, $24.99

Dec. 4

A veteran TV comedy writer, recently relocated to Seattle, concocts a sharp-witted look at having it all in L.A. and wanting more. Violet Parry is leading a luxe married life in the Hollywood Hills with her music manager husband, only to fall for a marginal bass player. Her husband's sister, also searching, pursues an ESPN guy as her ticket to platinum-card land. Semple has the prime-time satire gene.