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The Silkworm

The Silkworm

by Robert Galbraith

Hardcover, 455 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published June 19 2014 | purchase

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While investigating the brutal murder of a novelist — who had just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen portraits of almost everyone he knew — P.I. Cormoran Strike must race against time to catch a killer unlike any he has ever encountered.

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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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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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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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Top Secret Twenty-One

Top Secret Twenty-One

by Janet Evanovich

Hardcover, 341 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published June 17 2014 | purchase

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Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum searches in vain for suspected killer Jimmy Poletti while begrudgingly providing protection for Randy Briggs, Poletti's bookkeeper and next potential victim.

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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 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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Invisible

Invisible

by James Patterson and David Ellis

Hardcover, 13 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published June 23 2014 | purchase

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While on leave from her job as an FBI researcher, Emmy Dockery tries to convince her boyfriend that hundreds of unsolved cases are linked to a single perpetrator.

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All Fall Down

All Fall Down

by Jennifer Weiner

Hardcover, 388 pages, Pocket Books, $26.99, published June 17 2014 | purchase

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Struggling with the demands of her job, distant husband, spoiled daughter, and Alzheimer's patient father, Allison becomes addicted to painkillers and lands in rehab, where she confronts incompatible recovery techniques, barely trained counselors, and her own denial.

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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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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 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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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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