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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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The Valley Of Amazement

by Amy Tan

Hardcover, 589 pages, HarperCollins, $29.99, published November 5 2013 | purchase

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Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese, half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world. Her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her.

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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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Dog Songs

by Mary Oliver

Hardcover, 127 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published October 8 2013 | purchase

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Dog Songs
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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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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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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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The First Phone Call from Heaven

by Mitch Albom

Hardcover, 326 pages, HarperCollins, $24.99, published November 12 2013 | purchase

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This novel follows a single father just released from prison as he sets out to prove that the mysterious calls from beyond to the residents of Coldwater, Michigan are nothing but a hoax.

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Takedown Twenty

by Janet Evanovich

Hardcover, 307 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published November 19 2013 | purchase

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While chasing after powerful mobster Salvatore "Uncle Sunny" Sunucchi, who is on the lam, New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum must help security specialist Ranger catch the killer of his top client's mother, as a giraffe named Kevin runs wild in the streets of Trenton.

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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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Elizabeth Gilbert traces the multigenerational saga of the Whittaker family, whose daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution while falling in love with an artist.

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King and Maxwell

by David Baldacci

Hardcover, 422 pages, Grand Central Pub, $28, published November 19 2013 | purchase

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King and Maxwell
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Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return to investigate another shocking case in this new novel from the author of The Sixth Man.

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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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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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The Circle

by Dave Eggers

Hardcover, 491 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published October 8 2013 | purchase

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Mae Holland begins to question her luck after she's hired to work for the world's most powerful Internet company. As life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken and her role at the company becomes increasingly public.

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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 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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Doctor Sleep

by Stephen King

Hardcover, 531 pages, Simon & Schuster, $30, published September 24 2013 | purchase

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Doctor Sleep
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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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