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The Wind Through The Keyhole

by Stephen King

Hardcover, 309 pages, Simon & Schuster, $27, published April 24 2012 | purchase

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The Mystery Writers of America Grand Master returns readers to the rich landscape of Mid-World in a story within a story about gunslinger Roland Deschain, who while investigating a murderous shape-shifter, interviews a terrified teen who has witnessed the creature's most recent killing.

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Calico Joe

by John Grisham

Hardcover, 198 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published April 10 2012 | purchase

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Follows the divergent paths of a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher. By the author of The Litigators and Bleachers.

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Sacre Bleu

A Comedy D'Art

by Christopher Moore

Hardcover, 403 pages, William Morrow Paperbacks, $26.99, published April 3 2012 | purchase

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Baker turned painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec vow to discover the truth behind the untimely death of their friend Vincent van Gogh, which leads them on a surreal odyssey into the art world of late 19th century Paris.

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

by Alexander McCall Smith

Hardcover, 257 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase

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The formidable talents of Precious Ramotswe are put to the test in the face of a mysterious disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter's school.

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The Innocent

by David Baldacci

Hardcover, 422 pages, Grand Central Pub, $27.99, published April 17 2012 | purchase

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Will Robie, a freelance hit man working for the U.S. government, rescues a teenage girl whose parents' disappearance may be linked to a vast, high-level cover-up, in this new thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of One Summer.

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The Beginner's Goodbye

by Anne Tyler

Hardcover, 208 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase

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Aaron, a physically disabled man who spent his youth avoiding a controlling sister, is devastated by his wife's sudden death and moves through the grieving process with the help of her apparition. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons.

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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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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 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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The Lifeboat

by Charlotte Rogan

Hardcover, 274 pages, Reagan Arthur Books, $24.99, published April 3 2012 | purchase

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Forced into an overcrowded lifeboat after a mysterious explosion on their trans-Atlantic ocean liner, newly widowed Grace Winter battles the elements and the other survivors, and remembers her husband, Henry, who set his own safety aside to ensure Grace's.

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The Shoemaker's Wife

by Adriana Trigiani

Hardcover, 475 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published April 3 2012 | purchase

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This intricately woven tapestry of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny follows star-crossed lovers Enza, a practical beauty, and Ciro, a strapping mountain boy, who, after their first meeting in the Italian Alps, find their destinies inexplicably entwined as they build their lives in America.

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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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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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Beastly Things

by Donna Leon

Hardcover, 296 pages, Pgw, $25, published April 3 2012 | purchase

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Commissario Brunetti investigates the death of an animal lover whose decomposed body was found in a Venice canal. By the author of Venetian Curiosities.

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Elegy for Eddie

by Jacqueline Winspear

Hardcover, 335 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published March 27 2012 | purchase

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Jacqueline Winspear

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When Eddie Pettit's death is ruled an accident by the police, many believe this gentle soul was murdered. Maisy Dobbs, determined to do right by Eddie, searches for the truth amid the working class of Lambeth, London.

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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 Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

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

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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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