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All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

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

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A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.

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Weeks on List: 2

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: 2

The First Bad Man

by Miranda July

Hardcover, 276 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25, published January 13 2015 | purchase

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A haunted woman's reclusively ordered world is thrown into chaos by a house guest who bullies her into reality and brings love into her life.

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Weeks on List: 14

Gray Mountain

by John Grisham

Hardcover, 368 pages, Random House Inc, $28.95, published October 21 2014 | purchase

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Losing her job at New York City's largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community, where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets.

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Weeks on List: 7

The Boston Girl

by Anita Diamant

Hardcover, 322 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published December 9 2014 | purchase

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Addie, 85, tells the story of her life to her 22-year-old granddaughter, beginning in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with a sense of humor and compassion for the naive girl she was.

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The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

Hardcover, 771 pages, Little Brown & Co, $30, published October 22 2013 | purchase

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Taken in by a wealthy family friend after surviving an accident that killed his mother, 13-year-old Theo Decker tries to adjust to life on Park Avenue.

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Weeks on List: 13

Redeployment

by Phil Klay

Hardcover, 291 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published March 4 2014 | purchase

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Redeployment
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A collection of short stories by a former Marine captain and Iraq veteran focuses on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after, exploring themes ranging from brutality and faith to guilt and survival in such stories as "After Action Report" and "Money as Weapons System."

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Weeks on List: 4

The Rosie Effect

by Graeme Simsion

Hardcover, 344 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25.99, published December 30 2014 | purchase

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In a highly anticipated sequel to The Rosie Project, Don Tillman, after his wife Rosie announces that she is pregnant, sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father while helping his best friend Gene, who is living with them, reconcile with his wife Claudia.

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Weeks on List: 11

Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel

Hardcover, 333 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published September 9 2014 | purchase

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Station Eleven
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The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world's dissolution in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.

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Weeks on List: 2

Saint Odd

by Dean R. Koontz

Hardcover, 338 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published January 13 2015 | purchase

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Saint Odd
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Returning to Pico Mundo, Calif., Odd Thomas faces the memory of his lost love and one last challenge as he prepares to confront an evil force.

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Lila

by Marilynne Robinson

Hardcover, 261 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26, published October 7 2014 | purchase

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Triggering a romance and debate by seeking shelter in a church and becoming a minister's wife, homeless Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.

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Weeks on List: 2

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

by Christopher Scotton

Hardcover, 468 pages, Grand Central Pub, $26, published January 6 2015 | purchase

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After witnessing his younger brother's accidental death, 14-year-old Kevin spends the summer in his grandfather's Appalachia coal-mining community, which is fighting plans for a massive mountaintop-removal operation.

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Euphoria

by Lily King

Hardcover, 261 pages, Pgw, $25, published June 3 2014 | purchase

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Euphoria
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Frustrated by his research efforts and depressed over the death of his brothers, Andrew Bankson runs into two fellow anthropologists, a married couple, in 1930s New Guinea and begins a tumultuous relationship with them.

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The Escape

by David Baldacci

Hardcover, 472 pages, Grand Central Pub, $28, published November 18 2014 | purchase

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When his older brother escapes a military prison, John Puller finds himself part of the manhunt for him and discovers troubling details about the case.

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Descent

A Novel

by Tim Johnston

Hardcover, 416 pages, Workman Pub Co, $25.95, published January 6 2015 | purchase

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When their daughter disappears while out for a morning run during a late-summer vacation in the Rocky Mountains, her parents embark on a harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths where they must answer some difficult questions to find the truth.

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