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11/22/63

by Stephen King

Hardcover, 849 pages, Simon & Schuster, $35, published November 8 2011 | purchase

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Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must reacclimate to 1960s culture and befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald. By the best-selling author of Full Dark, No Stars.

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1Q84

by Haruki Murakami

Hardcover, 925 pages, Random House Inc, $30.50, published October 25 2011 | purchase

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The author of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running presents a psychologically charged tale that draws on Orwellian themes. Translated by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel.

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The Marriage Plot

by Jeffrey Eugenides

Hardcover, 406 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $28, published October 11 2011 | purchase

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Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead, while an old friend resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.

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The Litigators

by John Grisham

Hardcover, 385 pages, Random House Inc, $28.95, published October 25 2011 | purchase

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The best-selling author of The Confession and The Appeal presents his latest legal thriller, in which high-stakes courtroom tensions lead to an explosive, unorthodox conclusion.

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The Sense Of An Ending

by Julian Barnes

Hardcover, 150 pages, Random House Inc, $23.95, published October 5 2011 | purchase

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The Sense Of An Ending
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Tony Webster is a retired divorced man in his mid-60s who, after receiving notice of an unexpected bequest, is pulled back into a "powerful recollection of strong emotions" from his past. This leads to a reassessment of the accuracy of his memories, a rueful realization of how much he'd gotten wrong, and a harsh re-evaluation of his passive approach to life.

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The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

Hardcover, 387 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published September 13 2011 | purchase

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Erin Morgenstern

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Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

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The Paris Wife

by Paula McLain

Hardcover, 320 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published February 22 2011 | purchase

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The Paris Wife follows the life of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, as she navigates 1920s Paris.

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Out of Oz

by Gregory Maguire and Douglas Smith

Hardcover, 568 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published November 1 2011 | purchase

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The wonderful land of Oz is plagued by social unrest. Amid the chaos and threat of war, Elphaba's granddaughter comes of age and is ready to take up her broom.

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The Prague Cemetery

by Umberto Eco and Richard Dixon

Hardcover, 444 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, published November 8 2011 | purchase

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The Prague Cemetery
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Umberto Eco depicts a tumultuous world where 19th century Europe is plagued with massacres, bombings and conspiracies in a whirlwind thriller inspired by actual historical events.

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The Art of Fielding

by Chad Harbach

Hardcover, 512 pages, Little Brown & Co, $25.99, published September 7 2011 | purchase

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A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate and the president's daughter.

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Zero Day

by David Baldacci

Hardcover, 436 pages, Grand Central Pub, $27.99, published October 31 2011 | purchase

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Combat veteran John Puller, now working as an investigator for the Army's criminal investigations unit, tries to solve the murder of an Army man and his Pentagon contractor wife in their isolated rural home.

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State of Wonder

by Ann Patchett

Hardcover, 353 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published June 7 2011 | purchase

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A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh must step out of her comfort zone when she is sent into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years — a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.

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The Dovekeepers

by Alice Hoffman

Hardcover, 504 pages, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, published October 4 2011 | purchase

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Inspired by the tragic first century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people on the Masada mountain in the Judean desert, The Dovekeepers presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keeps doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.

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A Dance With Dragons

by George R.R. Martin

Hardcover, 1016 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published July 12 2011 | purchase

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A Dance With Dragons
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New threats emerge to endanger the future of the Seven Kingdoms as Daenerys Targaryen, ruling in the East, fights off a multitude of enemies. Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, faces his foes both in the Watch and beyond the great Wall of ice and stone.

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The Best Of Me

by Nicholas Sparks

Hardcover, 292 pages, Grand Central, $25.99, published October 11 2011 | purchase

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The Best Of Me
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Two former high school sweethearts return to their hometown for the funeral of a mentor and confront the choices they've made since they last met.