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And The Mountains Echoed

by Khaled Hosseini

Hardcover, 404 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published May 21 2013 | purchase

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The author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.

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Inferno

by Dan Brown

Hardcover, 461 pages, Random House Inc, $29.95, published May 14 2013 | purchase

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Inferno
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In the heart of Italy, Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces — Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.

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TransAtlantic

by Colum McCann

Hardcover, 300 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published June 4 2013 | purchase

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TransAtlantic
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A tale spanning 150 years and two continents re-imagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Sen. George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women.

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Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Hardcover, 416 pages, Crown Publishing, $25, published June 5 2012 | purchase

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Gillian Flynn

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After a woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage. Her husband is desperate to clear himself of suspicion and soon discovers that the truth about what happened is even more disturbing than murder.

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Life After Life

by Kate Atkinson

Hardcover, 529 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27.99, published April 2 2013 | purchase

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Life After Life
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The award-winning author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum follows the experiences of a woman who, after being born on a snowy night in 1910, repeatedly dies and reincarnates into the same life to correct missteps and, ultimately, save the world.

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The Son

by Philipp Meyer

Hardcover, 561 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published May 28 2013 | purchase

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This epic tale is told through several generations of the McCullough family, beginning with Eli McCullough, the first male child born in the Republic of Texas. At 13, Eli is kidnapped by the Comanche, who kill his mother and his siblings. He lives with the Comanche for years, becoming a respected member of the tribe until the community is decimated by armed Americans.

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A Delicate Truth

by John Le Carre

Hardcover, 309 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published May 7 2013 | purchase

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Three years after the launch of a delicate counterterrorism operation aimed at capturing a high-value jihadist arms buyer, a disgraced soldier delivers a message that raises questions about the operation's success and a possible cover-up.

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Revenge Wears Prada

The Devil Returns

by Lauren Weisberger

Hardcover, 385 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25.99, published June 4 2013 | purchase

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The Devil Returns
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Lauren Weisberger

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A sequel to The Devil Wears Prada finds Andy Sachs and her business partner, Emily, blossoming throughout eight years at the head of a wildly successful high-fashion bridal magazine, only to be haunted by memories of their former boss on the eve of Andy's wedding.

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The Burgess Boys

by Elizabeth Strout

Hardcover, 320 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published March 26 2013 | purchase

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The Burgess Boys
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Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, two brothers confront painful issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their lives.

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls

by Anton Disclafani

Hardcover, 390 pages, Riverhead Hardcover, $27.95, published June 4 2013 | purchase

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Exiled to an equestrian boarding school in the South at the height of the Great Depression for her mysterious role in a family tragedy, strong-willed teen Thea Atwell grapples with painful memories while acclimating to the school's strict environment.

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The Interestings

by Meg Wolitzer

Hardcover, 464 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published April 9 2013 | purchase

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The Interestings
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The Interestings follows six artistic friends who meet as teenagers one pivotal summer at a camp called Spirit-in-the-Woods. Over the next 40 years, they grow up to find some of their talents developing into grand success, while others don't.

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The Woman Upstairs

by Claire Messud

Hardcover, 272 pages, Knopf, $25.95, published April 30 2013 | purchase

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Nora is a reclusive schoolteacher whose dreams of being an artist have been suppressed. She is seething inside with rage and resentment, but she manages keeps her anger in until she meets another woman who has everything she does not: a husband, a child and a successful art career. And then everything begins to unravel.

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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 Redeemer

by Jo Nesbo and Don Bartlett

Hardcover, 397 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published May 21 2013 | purchase

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The Redeemer
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While investigating the contract killing of a musician at the height of the Christmas season in Oslo, maverick detective Harry Hole discovers that the assassin killed the wrong person and is frantically searching for his target. The situation leads to a race against time in the darkest corners of the former Yugoslavia.

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A Serpent's Tooth

by Craig Johnson

Hardcover, 335 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published June 4 2013 | purchase

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A Serpent's Tooth
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When Absaroka County's homecoming festivities are interrupted by the arrival of a homeless Mormon boy who is searching for his missing mother, Longmire and his companions — Deputy Victoria Moretti and friend Henry Standing Bear — embark on a high-plains scavenger hunt that leads to a confrontation with a violent polygamy group.