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Bring Up the Bodies

by Hilary Mantel

Hardcover, 410 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published May 8 2012 | purchase

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The spark has gone out of Henry VIII's second marriage. When his roving eye leaves Anne Boleyn and begins to settle on Jane Seymour, another woman at court, the monarch turns to his chief adviser, Thomas Cromwell, for help. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies is the second book in a planned trilogy about Cromwell.

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In One Person

by John Irving

Hardcover, 425 pages, Simon & Schuster, $28, published May 8 2012 | purchase

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In One Person
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A tale inspired by the U.S. AIDS epidemic in the 1980s follows the experiences of individuals — including the bisexual narrator — who are torn by devastating losses, and whose perspectives on tolerance and love are shaped by awareness of what might have been.

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Canada

by Richard Ford

Hardcover, 420 pages, Ecco, $27.99, published May 22 2012 | purchase

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After his parents are arrested and imprisoned for robbing a bank, 15-year-old Dell Parsons is taken in by Arthur Remlinger, who — unbeknownst to Dell — is hiding a dark and violent nature that interferes with Dell's quest to find grace and peace on the prairie of Saskatchewan.

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Home

by Toni Morrison

Hardcover, 144 pages, Knopf, $24, published May 8 2012 | purchase

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Embittered Korean War veteran Frank Money struggles against trauma and racism to rescue his medically abused sister and work through identity-shattering memories.

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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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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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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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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 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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Stolen Prey

by John Sandford

Hardcover, 402 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published May 15 2012 | purchase

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When the brutal killing of a family in a small Minnesota town reveals unsettling similarities to drug-retribution crimes, baffled police officer Lucas Davenport is shocked by findings that lead him into the darkest case of his career. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Buried Prey.

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Deadlocked

by Charlaine Harris

Hardcover, 327 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase

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When telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse investigates the body of a woman discovered in vampire Eric Northman's yard, she has no idea the murderer is an enemy out to get her.

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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 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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The Shoemaker's Wife

by Adriana Trigiani

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

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The Shoemaker's Wife
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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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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.