1

Weeks on List: 14

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

Hardcover, 771 pages, Little Brown & Co, $30, published October 22 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Goldfinch
  • Donna Tartt

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.

News and Reviews

2

Weeks on List: 3

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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Invention of Wings
  • Sue Monk Kidd

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.

News and Reviews

3

Weeks on List: 1

The Days of Anna Madrigal

The Days of Anna Madrigal

by Armistead Maupin

Hardcover, 270 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published January 21 2014 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Days of Anna Madrigal
  • Armistead Maupin

The ninth and final novel in the best-selling Tales of the City series follows 92-year-old Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she joins her former tenant Brian on a road trip to Nevada where she attends to unfinished business she has long avoided.

News and Reviews

4

Weeks on List: 74

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

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

Purchase Featured Books

  • Gone Girl
  • Gillian Flynn

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.

News and Reviews

5

Weeks on List: 16

Dog Songs

Dog Songs

by Mary Oliver

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

Purchase Featured Books

  • Dog Songs
  • Mary Oliver

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.

6

Weeks on List: 15

The Luminaries

The Luminaries

by Eleanor Catton

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

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Luminaries
  • Eleanor Catton

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.

News and Reviews

7

Weeks on List: 1

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

by Nancy Horan

Hardcover, 474 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published January 21 2014 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Under the Wide and Starry Sky
  • Nancy Horan

This book imagines the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, who after meeting in late-19th-century rural France take refuge from their respective unhappy lives and embark on two shared decades of international turbulence.

8

Weeks on List: 2

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

by Alan Bradley

Hardcover, 315 pages, Random House Inc, $24, published January 14 2014 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
  • Alan Bradley

The latest entry in a best-selling series of mysteries finds young chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce using her knowledge of poisons, and her indefatigable spirit, to solve a dastardly crime on the English countryside while learning new clues about her mother's disappearance.

9

Weeks on List: 17

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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Signature Of All Things
  • Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things traces the multigenerational saga of the Whittaker family, whose progenitor makes a fortune in the quinine trade before his daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution while falling in love with an artist.

News and Reviews

10

Weeks on List: 14

Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row

by John Grisham

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

Purchase Featured Books

  • Sycamore Row
  • John Grisham

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.

News and Reviews

11

Weeks on List: 10

The First Phone Call from Heaven

The First Phone Call from Heaven

by Mitch Albom

Hardcover, 326 pages, HarperCollins, $24.99, published November 12 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The First Phone Call from Heaven
  • Mitch Albom

This novel follows a single father just released from prison as he sets out to prove that the mysterious calls from beyond to the residents of Coldwater, Mich., are nothing but a hoax.

12

Weeks on List: 16

The Circle

The Circle

by Dave Eggers

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

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Circle
  • Dave Eggers

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

News and Reviews

13

Weeks on List: 18

The Lowland

The Lowland

by Jhumpa Lahiri

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

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Lowland
  • Jhumpa Lahiri

Subhash and Udayan Mitra 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.

News and Reviews

14

Weeks on List: 1

Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow

by Ishmael Beah

Hardcover, 242 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $25, published January 7 2014 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Radiance of Tomorrow
  • Ishmael Beah

In a parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone, two long-time friends return to their ruined home village and struggle to rebuild in the face of violence, scarcity and a corrupt foreign mining company.

News and Reviews

15

Weeks on List: 3

The Husband's Secret

The Husband's Secret

by Liane Moriarty

Hardcover, 396 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published July 30 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Husband's Secret
  • Liane Moriarty

Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter. She discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

Support comes from: