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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 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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The Luminaries

The Luminaries

by Eleanor Catton

Hardcover, 834 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published October 15 2013 | purchase

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Eleanor Catton

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In a coastal New Zealand town during the 1866 gold rush, prostitute Anna Wetherell is arrested on the same day that three men with various connections to her disappear.

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Dog Songs

Dog Songs

by Mary Oliver

Hardcover, 127 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published October 8 2013 | purchase

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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.

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Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row

by John Grisham

Hardcover, 447 pages, Random House Inc, $28.95, published October 22 2013 | purchase

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When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

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The Circle

The Circle

by Dave Eggers

Hardcover, 491 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published October 8 2013 | purchase

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The Circle
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Dave Eggers

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Mae Holland begins to question her luck after she's hired to work for the world's most powerful Internet company. As life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken and her role at the company becomes increasingly public.

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On Such a Full Sea

On Such a Full Sea

by Chang-rae Lee

Hardcover, 336 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published January 7 2014 | purchase

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In a class-divided future America where urban neighborhoods function as labor colonies for elite charter villages, Fan, a female fish-tank diver, embarks on what becomes a legendary quest to find the man she loves in a region overcome by anarchic forces.

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The Signature of All Things

The Signature Of All Things

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Hardcover, 501 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published October 1 2013 | purchase

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Elizabeth Gilbert traces the multigenerational saga of the Whittaker family, whose daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution while falling in love with an artist.

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The Lowland

The Lowland

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Hardcover, 339 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published September 24 2013 | purchase

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Jhumpa Lahiri

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Subhash and Udayan are brothers, and to say that they're close doesn't begin to describe their relationship. But their lives follow very different paths as Udayan marries young and becomes a radical in India's Communist Naxalite movement, while Subhash leaves his home country for school in Rhode Island.

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And the Mountains Echoed

And The Mountains Echoed

by Khaled Hosseini

Hardcover, 404 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published May 21 2013 | purchase

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The author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.

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The Valley of Amazement

The Valley Of Amazement

by Amy Tan

Hardcover, 589 pages, HarperCollins, $29.99, published November 5 2013 | purchase

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Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese, half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world. Her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

by Neil Gaiman

Hardcover, 181 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published June 18 2013 | purchase

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When otherworldly beings are set loose on the world, they threaten the life of a little boy. But the extraordinary Hempstock women — Lettie, her mother and her grandmother — summon all of their courage and cleverness to keep him alive. Soon they discover that his survival comes with a high and deadly price.

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Hardcover, 416 pages, Crown Publishing, $25, published June 5 2012 | purchase

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Gillian Flynn

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After a woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage. Her husband is desperate to clear himself of suspicion and soon discovers that the truth about what happened is even more disturbing than murder.

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The Good Lord Bird

The Good Lord Bird

by James McBride

Hardcover, 432 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published August 20 2013 | purchase

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Henry is a young slave living in the mid-19th-century Kansas Territory whose life takes a major turn when he meets the legendary abolitionist John Brown — who mistakes Henry for a girl. Henry continues to hide his true identity for his own safety as he travels with Brown's militia, through the historic 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry.

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Aimless Love

Aimless Love

New and Selected Poems

by Billy Collins

Hardcover, 261 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published October 22 2013 | purchase

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Aimless Love
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New and Selected Poems
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Aimless Love is a volume of more than 50 new poems, accompanied by samples from the author's collections of the past decade.