The Lowdown

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She’s Back: Amy Grant returns with a new studio album after more than 10 years; How Mercy Looks from Here releases this month. (Sparrow)

And So Is He: Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, introduces his latest title, And the Mountains Echoed. (Riverhead)

Odd Couple? Steve Martin (yes, that one) and Edie Brickell (the former New Bohemian) have combined their talents for an album called Love Has Come for You; other performers on the record include siblings Sean and Sara Watkins, formerly of Nickel Creek. (Rounder)

High Hopes: Some big movies are coming out this month; can they live up to the hype? The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros.), Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount), and Ironman 3 (Disney) will be showing at a theater near you.

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