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Weeks on List: 6

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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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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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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The Whites

by Harry Brandt

Hardcover, 333 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published February 17 2015 | purchase

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After being sequestered to dead-end positions for nearly two decades, Billy Graves joins a third-shift group of New York detectives and investigates a brutal case with ties to his early career.

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Weeks on List: 3

Trigger Warning

Short Fictions and Disturbances

by Neil Gaiman

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

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Trigger Warning
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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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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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Funny Girl

by Nick Hornby

Hardcover, 452 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published February 3 2015 | purchase

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Intrepid young Sophie Straw navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of eccentric characters in 1960s London.

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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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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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Dreaming Spies

A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

by Laurie R. King

Hardcover, 331 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published February 17 2015 | purchase

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After discovering a peculiar stone from the imperial gardens of Kyoto in their own home garden, Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, recall a dangerous job they performed for the emperor.

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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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Private Vegas

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Hardcover, 361 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published January 26 2015 | purchase

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Private Vegas
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Private detective Jack Morgan's hunt for two criminals leads him to Las Vegas, where he stumbles into a murder ring.

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Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel

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

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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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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: 17

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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