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The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

Hardcover, 771 pages, Little Brown & Co, $30, published October 22 2013 | purchase
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Taken in by a wealthy family friend after surviving an accident that killed his mother, 13-year-old Theo Decker tries to adjust to life on Park Avenue.

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Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row

by John Grisham

Hardcover, 447 pages, Random House Inc, $28.95, published October 22 2013 | purchase
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When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

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Aimless Love

Aimless Love

New and Selected Poems

by Billy Collins

Hardcover, 261 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published October 22 2013 | purchase
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Aimless Love is a volume of more than 50 new poems, accompanied by samples from the author's collections of the past decade.

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Dog Songs

Dog Songs

by Mary Oliver

Hardcover, 127 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published October 8 2013 | purchase
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A selection of new and favorite poems celebrates the canine companions who have enriched the author's world, exploring how they have accompanied her walks, inspired her work and served as life guides.

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We are Water

We are Water

by Wally Lamb

Hardcover, 564 pages, HarperCollins, $29.99, published October 22 2013 | purchase
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Told in alternating voices, this novel follows Anna Oh, a middle-aged wife, mother and artist. After 27 years of marriage, she divorces her husband to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.

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The Lowland

The Lowland

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Hardcover, 339 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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Subhash and Udayan Mitra are brothers, and to say that they're close doesn't begin to describe their relationship. But their lives follow very different paths as Udayan marries young and becomes a radical in India's Communist Naxalite movement, while Subhash leaves his home country for school in Rhode Island.

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The Circle

The Circle

by Dave Eggers

Hardcover, 491 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published October 8 2013 | purchase
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Hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful Internet company, Mae Holland begins to question her luck as life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken and her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.

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The Signature of All Things

The Signature Of All Things

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Hardcover, 501 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published October 1 2013 | purchase
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The Signature of All Things traces the multigenerational saga of the Whittaker family, whose progenitor makes a fortune in the quinine trade before his daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution while falling in love with an artist.

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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

by Stephen King

Hardcover, 531 pages, Simon & Schuster, $30, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of The Shining with the story of a middle-aged Dan Torrance. Now an itinerant alcoholic himself, Dan uses his remnant powers to help a 12-year-old girl who is being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals.

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The Luminaries

The Luminaries

by Eleanor Catton

Hardcover, 834 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published October 15 2013 | purchase
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In a coastal New Zealand town during the 1866 gold rush, prostitute Anna Wetherell is arrested on the same day that three men with various connections to her disappear.

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S.

S.

by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

Hardcover, 456 pages, Little Brown & Co, $35, published October 29 2013 | purchase
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A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. S. is a multilayered work from the Emmy Award-winning producer of Lost and Fringe and the author of Alive in Necropolis.

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Police

Police

by Jo Nesbo and Don Bartlett

Hardcover, 435 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published October 15 2013 | purchase
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Harry Hole seemingly has his hands tied when the police seek his help finding a killer who has murdered Oslo police officers with unsolved cases.

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Just One Evil Act

Just One Evil Act

by Elizabeth George

Hardcover, 723 pages, Penguin Group USA, $29.95, published October 15 2013 | purchase
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Supporting a friend who has lost custody of his young daughter, Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, are further shocked when the girl's mother reports that the child has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace as part of a complex plot that endangers Barbara's career.

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Longbourn

Longbourn

by Jo Baker

Hardcover, 331 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published October 8 2013 | purchase
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This re-imagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice depicts the romance, intrigue and drama of the Bennet household from the perspectives of its below-stairs servants. Sara, an orphaned housemaid to the Bennets, has to cope with the arrival of the militia and the attentions of an ambitious former slave.

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Identical

Identical

by Scott Turow

Hardcover, 416 pages, Grand Central Pub, $28, published October 15 2013 | purchase
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A mayoral candidate's brother is released from prison 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, a situation that leads to the reopening of the case.

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