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Never Go Back

Never Go Back

by Lee Child

Hardcover, 400 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published September 3 2013 | purchase
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Jack Reacher arrives in Virginia hoping to contact the woman he spoke with on the phone in 61 Hours, only to be drafted back into the Army, where he confronts life-changing elements from his past.

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The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling

by Robert Galbraith

Hardcover, 455 pages, Little Brown & Co, $26, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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Working as a private investigator after losing his leg in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike takes the case of a legendary supermodel's suspicious suicide and finds himself in a world of multimillionaire beauties, rock star boyfriends, desperate designers and hedonist pursuits. Author Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling.

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MaddAddam

MaddAddam

by Margaret Atwood

Hardcover, 394 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published September 3 2013 | purchase
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MaddAddam — a conclusion to the trilogy that started with Oryx and Crake — finds Toby and Ren returning to the MaddAddamite cob house after rescuing Amanda. They assume the duties of the Craker's religious overseers while Zeb searches for the founder of the pacifist green religion he left years earlier.

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And the Mountains Echoed

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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How the Light Gets In

How the Light Gets In

by Louise Penny

Hardcover, 405 pages, St Martins Pr, $25.99, published August 27 2013 | purchase
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Struggling to maintain the Homicide group during the holiday season in the wake of interdepartmental estrangements, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache quietly investigates the disappearance of a once-famous mad poet.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

by Neil Gaiman

Hardcover, 181 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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When otherworldly beings are set loose on the world, they threaten the life of a little boy. But the extraordinary Hempstock women — Lettie, her mother and her grandmother — summon all of their courage and cleverness to keep him alive. Soon they discover that his survival comes with a high and deadly price.

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

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

Night Film

by Marisha Pessl

Hardcover, 512 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published August 20 2013 | purchase
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When the daughter of an enigmatic cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath, disbelieving the official suicide ruling, probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman's death. He finds himself drawn into the director's eerie world in this new novel by the author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics.

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Inferno

Inferno

by Dan Brown

Hardcover, 461 pages, Random House Inc, $29.95, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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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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Claire of the Sea Light

Claire of the Sea Light

by Edwidge Danticat

Hardcover, 208 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published August 27 2013 | purchase
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When a vibrant 7-year-old disappears from her Haitian community at the same time her father agonizingly decides to give her up so that she can have a better life, an ensuing search reveals the stories of neighbors whose lives the child touched.

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Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey

by Carl Hiaasen

Hardcover, 317 pages, Knopf, $15, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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Anticipating his retirement from the Key West Police, Andrew Yancy tackles a murder case involving a human arm in his freezer — an investigation that pits him against a twitchy widow, a clueless real estate developer and a voodoo witch with a string of hapless lovers.

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Transatlantic

TransAtlantic

by Colum McCann

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

Lookaway, Lookaway

by Wilton Barnhardt

Hardcover, 361 pages, St Martins Pr, $25.99, published August 20 2013 | purchase
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Presiding over her family and its legacy of masterpiece Civil War art, North Carolina society maven Jerene Jarvis Johnston takes increasingly haphazard steps to protect her grown children from their own heedlessness.

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The Bone Season

The Bone Season

by Samantha Shannon

Hardcover, 466 pages, St Martins Pr, $24, published August 20 2013 | purchase
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In the mid-21st century, major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force. Clairvoyant underworld cell member Paige commits acts of psychic treason before being captured by an otherworldly race.

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The Childhood of Jesus

The Childhood of Jesus

by J. M. Coetzee

Hardcover, 277 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published September 3 2013 | purchase
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David and Simón arrive in a strange land without knowledge of the language or customs in search of David's mother in this allegorical tale from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Waiting for the Barbarians.

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