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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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Weeks on List: 4

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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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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California

by Edan Lepucki

Hardcover, 393 pages, Little Brown & Co, $26, published July 8 2014 | purchase

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After escaping the crumbling ruins of Los Angeles for a shack in the wilderness, Cal and Frida realize they are pregnant and seek refuge in the nearest settlement—a guarded, dark and paranoid community that poses a whole new set of dangers.

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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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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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One Plus One

by Jojo Moyes

Hardcover, 368 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published July 1 2014 | purchase

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A single mom trying to raise a bullied stepson and a mathlete daughter finds unexpected relief in the form of an obnoxious tech millionaire named Geeky Ed.

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Act of War

A Thriller

by Brad Thor

Hardcover, 358 pages, Pocket Books, $27.99, published July 8 2014 | purchase

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With an attack on the way, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath and his team must carry out two dangerous operations under absolute secrecy.

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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 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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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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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 Care and Management of Lies

A Novel of the Great War

by Jacqueline Winspear

Hardcover, 319 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published July 1 2014 | purchase

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Kezia struggles to keep her ordered life from unraveling after her husband enlists to fight for his country, while Thea — her best friend, sister-in-law and suffragette — is drawn reluctantly to the battlefield.

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Landline

by Rainbow Rowell

Hardcover, 320 pages, St Martins Pr, $24.99, published July 8 2014 | purchase

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Recognizing that her marriage is in deep trouble in spite of her abiding and mutual love for her husband, television writer Georgie excludes herself from a Christmas family visit before discovering a way to reconnect with the man her husband used to be. By the award-winning author of Fangirl.

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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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