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Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

by Diana Gabaldon

Hardcover, 825 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published June 10 2014 | purchase

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After being presumed dead, Jamie Fraser returns to find that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered who is real father is and his nephew has decided to marry a Quaker.

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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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Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes

by Stephen King

Hardcover, 437 pages, Simon & Schuster, $30, published June 3 2014 | purchase

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Months after a crazed hit-and-run driver kills several attendees at a Midwestern job fair, a depressed retired cop and two unlikely allies join forces to find and stop the killer, who has sent a letter threatening another attack.

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

Hardcover, 531 pages, Simon & Schuster, $27, published May 6 2014 | purchase

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A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.

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Midnight in Europe

Midnight in Europe

by Alan Furst

Hardcover, 251 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published June 3 2014 | purchase

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Failing to secure American support for the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War in 1938, a minor Spanish noble travels to Paris, where he promotes the Republican cause before undertaking a mission to infiltrate the Spanish government.

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The Last Kind Words Saloon

The Last Kind Words Saloon

by Larry McMurtry

Hardcover, 196 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $24.95, published May 7 2014 | purchase

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Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday move across the frontier from Long Grass, Texas, to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver.

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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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China Dolls

China Dolls

by Lisa See

Hardcover, 383 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published June 3 2014 | purchase

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While overcoming their respective pasts to audition for showgirl roles at an exclusive San Francisco nightclub, three Asian-American girls rely on each other for survival until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor causes one of them to be betrayed and sent to an internment camp.

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The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker

by Elin Hilderbrand

Hardcover, 360 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published June 10 2014 | purchase

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Storied matchmaker and Nantucket resident Dabney Kimball has her life turned upside down when her true love of 27 years prior returns to the island.

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The One & Only

The One & Only

by Emily Giffin

Hardcover, 416 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published May 20 2014 | purchase

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Centering her life on the successful Walker family, Shea struggles to end her affair with a less-than-stellar boyfriend — only to start questioning all her life choices after the death of the family's mother.

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Natchez Burning

Natchez Burning

by Greg Iles

Hardcover, 791 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published April 29 2014 | purchase

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When his father, a beloved family doctor and pillar of their Natchez, Miss., community, is accused of murdering a nurse, Penn Cage makes a shocking discovery that forces him to decide just how far he will go to protect those he loves.

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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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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 Vacationers

The Vacationers

by Emma Straub

Hardcover, 304 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published May 29 2014 | purchase

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Celebrating their 35th anniversary and their daughter's high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they would conceal. By the author of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures.

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The Son

The Son

by Jo Nesbo and Charlotte Barslund

Hardcover, 401 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published May 13 2014 | purchase

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While serving time for crimes he did not commit in exchange for heroin payouts, Sonny Lofthus learns disturbing truths about his police officer father's suicide.

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The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

by Tom Rachman

Hardcover, 384 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published June 10 2014 | purchase

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Enduring life in an isolated bookstore on the Welsh countryside, young American woman Tooly reflects on her childhood under the care of bandits before a long-lost boyfriend offers clues to help her with unanswered questions.

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