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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: 3

The Book of Life

by Deborah Harkness

Hardcover, 561 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published July 15 2014 | purchase

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Historian and witch Diana Bishop and her vampire scientist husband Matthew Clairmont return from a trip to the past still searching for the elusive alchemy tome Ashmole 782 in the final installment of the best-selling trilogy following Shadow of Night.

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Weeks on List: 13

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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The Heist

by Daniel Silva

Hardcover, 475 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published July 15 2014 | purchase

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Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for Israel, plays a dangerous game of high-stakes international intrigue as he searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio.

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The Silkworm

by Robert Galbraith

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

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Robert Galbraith

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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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Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty

Hardcover, 460 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published July 29 2014 | purchase

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Liane Moriarty follows three mothers and their involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves someone dead. At first it appears to have been a tragic accident, but evidence soon reveals that the attack was premeditated.

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Lucky Us

by Amy Bloom

Hardcover, 240 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published July 29 2014 | purchase

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Lucky Us
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Forging a life together after being abandoned by their parents, half sisters Eva and Iris share decades in and out of the spotlight in golden-era Hollywood and mid-twentieth-century Long Island.

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Weeks on List: 4

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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Weeks on List: 9

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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Weeks on List: 29

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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The Invention of Wings
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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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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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The Queen of the Tearling

by Erika Johansen

Hardcover, 434 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published July 8 2014 | purchase

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After coming out of exile to ascend her rightful throne, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn makes a daring decision that evokes the wrath of the evil Red Witch, forcing her to embark on a quest to save her kingdom and fulfill her destiny.

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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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Support and Defend

by Mark Greaney

Hardcover, 503 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published July 22 2014 | purchase

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Written after Clancy's death, Mark Greaney's Support and Defend stars a storied Clancy character — FBI agent Dominic Caruso — who finds himself being pursued by the CIA, foreign governments and terrorist organizations for having a microdrive containing America's intelligence efforts around the world.

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Mr. Mercedes

by Stephen King

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

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Mr. Mercedes
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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.