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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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  • Donna Tartt

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 Target

The Target

by David Baldacci

Hardcover, 420 pages, Grand Central Pub, $28, published April 22 2014 | purchase
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  • David Baldacci

A highly skilled assassin, who became a target himself when he refused a mission in The Innocent, returns for his third adventure in the "Will Robie" series.

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The Invention of Wings

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

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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The Serpent of Venice

The Serpent of Venice

by Christopher Moore

Hardcover, 326 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published April 22 2014 | purchase
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  • Christopher Moore

When merchant Antonio, senator Montressor Brabantio and naval officer Iago lure Fool Pocket — the widower of the murdered Queen Cordelia and the man who has consistently foiled their grand scheme for power and wealth — to Venice, the tables are quickly turned.

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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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Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street

by Maeve Binchy

Hardcover, 367 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published April 22 2014 | purchase
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A story written in stages throughout the best-selling author's career traces the experiences of diverse characters who revolve around Chestnut Street. By the author of Tara Road.

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In Paradise

In Paradise

by Peter Matthiessen

Hardcover, 246 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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Joining a diverse group of visitors at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, Polish-American academic Clements Olin performs research while witnessing personal and political tensions erupting among his fellow participants.

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Frog Music

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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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris, 1932

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris, 1932

by Francine Prose

Hardcover, 436 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published April 22 2014 | purchase
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At the Chameleon club in Paris, Lou Villars, a star athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among its patrons, and as time passes, she experiences a transformation, sparked by tragic events, that warps her earnest desire for love and approval into something dangerous.

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The Husband's Secret

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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By its Cover

By its Cover

by Donna Leon

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

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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Can't and Won't

Can't and Won't

Stories

by Lydia Davis

Hardcover, 192 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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The fifth collection by Lydia Davis,Can't and Won't includes pithy one-liners, exploratory observations and letters of complaint, including "A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates," in which a professor is stymied by her choices.

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Still Life With Bread Crumbs

Still Life With Bread Crumbs

by Anna Quindlen

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