Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers

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Weeks on List: 72

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 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: 4

The Girl in the Spider's Web

by David Lagercrantz

Hardcover, 399 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published September 1 2015 | purchase

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After receiving a call from a trusted source claiming to have vital information to the United States, journalist Mikael Blomkvist turns to hacker Lisbeth for help.

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Weeks on List: 11

Go Set a Watchman

by Harper Lee

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

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Go Set a Watchman
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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: 4

Purity

by Jonathan Franzen

Hardcover, 563 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $28, published September 1 2015 | purchase

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Struggling with identity issues and student loans as the daughter of a mother who hides a mysterious past, Pip takes an internship with an illicit activist group and falls for its charismatic fugitive leader. By the author of Freedom.

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5

Weeks on List: 31

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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Paula Hawkins

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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: 3

Make Me

by Lee Child

Hardcover, 402 pages, Random House Inc, $28.99, published September 8 2015 | purchase

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After teaming up with a woman whose father has gone missing, Jack Reacher finds himself involved in a private investigation that has turned lethal.

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Weeks on List: 2

Fates and Furies

by Lauren Groff

Hardcover, 390 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published September 15 2015 | purchase

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Fates and Furies
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Lauren Groff

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Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of 24 years.

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Weeks on List: 3

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

by Salman Rushdie

Hardcover, 290 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published September 8 2015 | purchase

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When the line between the worlds is breached, a war between light and dark is started in which the children of a jinn and a mortal man will play an epic role.

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Weeks on List: 5

X

by Sue Grafton

Hardcover, 403 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published August 25 2015 | purchase

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The author of W Is for Wasted and V Is for Vengeance presents the latest book in her "Alphabet" mystery series starring the intrepid Kinsey Millhone.

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Weeks on List: 3

Did You Ever Have a Family

by Bill Clegg

Hardcover, 293 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published September 1 2015 | purchase

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Did You Ever Have a Family
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Surviving a disaster that kills everyone else in her family, June relocates West and settles into a directionless existence while other people impacted by the tragedy struggle with new circumstances.

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Weeks on List: 34

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: 1

Come Rain or Come Shine

by Jan Karon

Hardcover, 287 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published September 22 2015 | purchase

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After graduating from vet school and opening an animal clinic, Dooley Kavanagh plans what he hopes will be a simple, affordable wedding with soulmate Lace Harper.

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Weeks on List: 9

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: 5

The Nature of the Beast

by Louise Penny

Hardcover, 376 pages, St Martins Pr, $27.99, published August 25 2015 | purchase

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The Nature of the Beast
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Louise Penny

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When a young boy prone to crying wolf goes missing, village newcomers Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache join a frantic search for the child only to stumble on a community secret about a long-ago betrayal and murder.

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Weeks on List: 3

Girl Waits With Gun

by Amy Stewart

Hardcover, 408 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, published September 1 2015 | purchase

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Girl Waits With Gun
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Living in virtual isolation years after the revelation of a painful family secret, Constance Kopp is terrorized by a belligerent silk factory owner and fights back in ways outside the norm for early 20century women.

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