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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 Invention of Wings

by Sue Monk Kidd

Hardcover, 373 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published January 7 2014 | purchase

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Sue Monk Kidd traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self.

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

by Gabrielle Zevin

Hardcover, 320 pages, Workman Pub Co, $24.95, published April 1 2014 | purchase

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When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A.J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

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Frog Music

by Emma Donoghue

Hardcover, 405 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published April 1 2014 | purchase

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Burlesque dancer Blanche Beunon tries to discover who murdered her friend Jenny, who was shot through a window in a railroad saloon in 1876 San Francisco, amid a record-breaking heat wave and smallpox epidemic.

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Weeks on List: 10

Still Life With Bread Crumbs

by Anna Quindlen

Hardcover, 252 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published January 28 2014 | purchase

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Still Life With Bread Crumbs
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Anna Quindlen

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Abandoning her expensive world to move to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career and self-understanding.

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By its Cover

by Donna Leon

Hardcover, 237 pages, Pgw, $26, published April 1 2014 | purchase

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By its Cover
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Donna Leon

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Investigating the thefts of rare book pages from a prestigious Venetian library, Commissario Guido Brunetti is stymied by numerous possible suspects and the murder of a seemingly harmless theologian.

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Missing You

by Harlan Coben

Hardcover, 399 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published March 18 2014 | purchase

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This thriller begins when NYPD Detective Kat Donovan stumbles across her old boyfriend on a dating website.

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One More Thing

One More Thing

Stories and Other Stories

by B. J. Novak

Hardcover, 256 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published February 4 2014 | purchase

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A debut collection by a writer for the television series The Office includes the title story, in which a boy's lucrative sweepstakes win proves more harm than good for his family.

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Bark

Stories

by Lorrie Moore

Hardcover, 192 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published February 25 2014 | purchase

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Eight short stories by the author of A Gate at the Stairs includes "Debarking," in which a recently divorced man struggles to hold himself together as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and "Foes," in which a political argument at a Georgetown fundraiser goes awry against a backdrop of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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The Martian

by Andy Weir

Hardcover, 369 pages, Random House Inc, $24, published February 11 2014 | purchase

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Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges.

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William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back

by Ian Doescher

Hardcover, 172 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published March 18 2014 | purchase

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This book reimagines the classic saga of a brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor and their jesting droids as they match wits, struggle for power and soliloquize in elegant iambic pentameter.

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Raising Steam

by Terry Pratchett

Hardcover, 365 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published March 18 2014 | purchase

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Raising Steam
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This latest entry in the Discworld series traces the arrival of the steam engine to Ankh-Morpork, an event which culminates in a new and challenging job for Moist von Lipwig.

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The Husband's Secret

by Liane Moriarty

Hardcover, 396 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published July 30 2013 | purchase

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Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter. She discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

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Shotgun Lovesongs

by Nickolas Butler

Hardcover, 306 pages, St Martins Pr, $25.99, published March 11 2014 | purchase

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Childhood friends Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny are reunited during a visit marked by culture clashes and a woman who inspires passion in each of them.

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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.