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Weeks on List: 6

Go Set a Watchman

by Harper Lee

Hardcover, 278 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published July 14 2015 | purchase

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From Harper Lee comes a landmark novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Weeks on List: 67

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

Hardcover, 531 pages, Simon & Schuster, $27, published May 6 2014 | purchase

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All the Light We Cannot See
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All The Light We Cannot See tells the story of a blind French girl on the run from the German occupation who crosses paths with a German orphan-turned-resistance tracker.

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Weeks on List: 26

The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins

Hardcover, 323 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published January 13 2015 | purchase

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Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.

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Weeks on List: 4

Circling the Sun

by Paula McLain

Hardcover, 366 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published July 28 2015 | purchase

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Circling the Sun
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Raised by her father and the Kipsigis tribe in 1920s Kenya, Beryl endures painful losses before entering a passionate love triangle and discovering her unconventional true calling. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Paris Wife.

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Weeks on List: 3

Wind / Pinball

Two Novels

by Haruki Murakami and Ted Goossen

Hardcover, 233 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published August 4 2015 | purchase

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Wind / Pinball
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The Japanese author's first two novels, Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, explore the loneliness, obsessions and eroticisms of two young men.

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Weeks on List: 29

The Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah

Hardcover, 440 pages, St Martins Pr, $27.99, published February 3 2015 | purchase

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Kristin Hannah follows two French sisters fighting to bring their country and family through World War II.

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Weeks on List: 9

The Little Paris Bookshop

by Nina George

Hardcover, 392 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published June 23 2015 | purchase

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The Little Paris Bookshop
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A literary apothecary in a floating bookstore on the Seine struggles with private heartbreak before embarking on a journey of healing with a writer and a lovelorn chef.

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Weeks on List: 4

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

by J. Ryan Stradal

Hardcover, 312 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25, published July 28 2015 | purchase

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After being raised with a sophisticated palate by her single father, Eva learns the culturally rich stories behind a series of Midwestern dishes while becoming the star chef at a legendary restaurant.

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Last Bus to Wisdom

by Ivan Doig

Hardcover, 453 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published August 18 2015 | purchase

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After being rejected by his domineering great-aunt, 11-year-old Donal travels back to his grandmother's home, accompanied by his German great-uncle, and experiences haphazard adventures along the way.

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Weeks on List: 6

Armada

by Ernest Cline

Hardcover, 368 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published July 14 2015 | purchase

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While struggling to complete his final month of high school, Zack glimpses a UFO that exactly resembles an enemy ship from his favorite video game. He questions his sanity before becoming one of millions of gamers tasked with protecting the Earth during an alien invasion.

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Weeks on List: 3

The Marriage of Opposites

by Alice Hoffman

Hardcover, 369 pages, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, published August 4 2015 | purchase

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Forced to marry a widower with three children, Rachel seizes the opportunity to begin a scandalous affair, after his death, with his nephew.

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Weeks on List: 2

Who Do You Love

by Jennifer Weiner

Hardcover, 388 pages, Pocket Books, $27, published August 11 2015 | purchase

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After meeting as young children in a hospital, a wealthy girl with a congenital heart defect and an underprivileged boy with athletic talents meet periodically over the course of three decades before considering whether their growing affections will overcome their differences.

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The English Spy

by Daniel Silva

Hardcover, 484 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published June 30 2015 | purchase

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Gabriel Allon investigates the murder of the former princess of England and enlists the help of Christopher Keller, a British commando turned professional assassin, to track down master bomb maker Eamon Quinn.

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Weeks on List: 1

A Manual for Cleaning Women

Selected Stories

by Lucia Berlin, Stephen Emerson and Lydia Davis

Hardcover, 403 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26, published August 18 2015 | purchase

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Taking place in the American Southwest, an anthology of short stories, celebrating the author's trademark blend of humor and melancholy, finds miracles in everyday life and uncovers moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats, homes of the upper class and hotel dining rooms.

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Weeks on List: 3

Alert

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Hardcover, 13 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published August 3 2015 | purchase

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While pursuing terrorists responsible for two high-tech attacks and an assassination, detective Michael Bennett realizes that the attacks are a prelude to a bigger and more devastating event.