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Weeks on List: 13

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: 49

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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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: 6

The Buried Giant

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Hardcover, 317 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published March 3 2015 | purchase

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As the wars that have ravaged Britain fade into the past, Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, set out on a journey to find the son they have not seen in years, and are joined in their travels by a Saxon warrior, his orphaned charge and a knight.

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Weeks on List: 2

At the Water's Edge

by Sara Gruen

Hardcover, 354 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published March 31 2015 | purchase

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While her brother, Ellis, and his friend try to find the Loch Ness monster in an attempt to get back into her father's good graces, Maddie is left on her own in World War II-era Scotland and experiences a social awakening.

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Weeks on List: 6

The Fifth Gospel

by Ian Caldwell

Hardcover, 431 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25.99, published March 3 2015 | purchase

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After a break-in at the home of Father Alex Andreou coincides with the murder of his research partner, Andreou works to discover the truth of his partner's secret research into the Gospels while being hunted by someone with an interest in the results.

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Weeks on List: 2

The Harder They Come

by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Hardcover, 384 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published March 31 2015 | purchase

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A Vietnam veteran, his schizophrenic son, and the son's older lover endure an anti-authoritarian confrontation marked by the son's violent breakdown and flight through California.

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Weeks on List: 9

A Spool of Blue Thread

by Anne Tyler

Hardcover, 357 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published February 10 2015 | purchase

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The changing needs of aging parents impact a family gathering during which Abby Whitshank relates how her husband and she fell in love during the summer of 1959 and shares decades of marriage impacted by children and long-held secrets.

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Weeks on List: 10

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: 3

The Stranger

by Harlan Coben

Hardcover, 386 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published March 24 2015 | purchase

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When Adam Price learns the shocking secret on which his marriage was built, he's left to wonder whether he ever truly knew his wife at all, and soon stumbles into a dark conspiracy that places lives at risk.

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Weeks on List: 1

Blood on Snow

by Jo Nesbo

Hardcover, 207 pages, Random House Inc, $23.95, published April 7 2015 | purchase

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Gifted with an unexpected capacity for love and a talent for murder, Olav — a "fixer" who works for an Oslo crime kingpin — discovers that his boss might want him "fixed" because he knows too much and has fallen in love with his wife. Translated by Neil Smith.

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Falling in Love

by Donna Leon

Hardcover, 264 pages, Pgw, $26, published April 7 2015 | purchase

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While attending a performance by the opera star he saved, Commissario Guido Brunetti learns that the singer is being stalked by an obsessed fan.

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Weeks on List: 5

World Gone By

by Dennis Lehane

Hardcover, 309 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published March 10 2015 | purchase

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Former crime kingpin Joe Coughlin has everything — money, power, anonymity and a beautiful mistress — but he's forced to pay for a lifetime of sin when the dark truth of his past emerges.

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Weeks on List: 4

A Dangerous Place

by Jacqueline Winspear

Hardcover, 309 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published March 17 2015 | purchase

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When a Sephardic Jewish photographer in murdered in 1937 Gibraltar, lone traveler Maisie Dobbs raises the suspicions of the British Secret Service.

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Weeks on List: 6

Leaving Berlin

by Joseph Kanon

Hardcover, 371 pages, Pocket Books, $27, published March 3 2015 | purchase

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Leaving Berlin
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A young Jewish writer who, years earlier, had fled the Nazis for America is now targeted by McCarthyism for his pre-war politics. In an attempt to avoid deportation, he makes a desperate bargain with the CIA to work as a spy in a decimated Berlin.

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Weeks on List: 10

Trigger Warning

Short Fictions and Disturbances

by Neil Gaiman

Hardcover, 310 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published February 3 2015 | purchase

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Short Fictions and Disturbances
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Neil Gaiman's latest collection includes previously published short fiction as well as a new tale that revisits the world of Gaiman's 2001 novel American Gods.

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