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Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Paperback, 422 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published August 26 2014 | purchase

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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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Orphan Train

by Christina Baker Kline

Paperback, 304 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published April 2 2013 | purchase

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Close to aging out of the foster care system, Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer takes a community service position helping an elderly woman named Vivian clean out her home. Molly discovers that she and Vivian are more alike than different as she helps Vivian solve a mystery from her past.

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The Best American Short Stories 2014

by Jennifer Egan and Heidi Pitlor

Paperback, 360 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.95, published October 7 2014 | purchase

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Presents 20 of the best works of short fiction of the past year.

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The Luminaries

by Eleanor Catton

Paperback, 834 pages, Little Brown & Co, $18, published October 7 2014 | purchase

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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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The Museum of Extraordinary Things

by Alice Hoffman

Paperback, 368 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published September 30 2014 | purchase

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things
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Alice Hoffman

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The daughter of a curiosities museum's front man pursues a love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who, after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox Jewish community, has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

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Someone

by Alice McDermott

Paperback, 232 pages, St Martins Pr, $15, published October 7 2014 | purchase

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Alice McDermott chronicles the ordinary life of a woman named Marie, from her childhood to old age, as she experiences the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn.

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This Is Where I Leave You

by Jonathan Tropper

Paperback, 15 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published August 26 2014 | purchase

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When his father dies, Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family while at the same time coping with his wife's infidelity and the end of his marriage.

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Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Paperback, 588 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published March 4 2014 | purchase

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Americanah
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love as students in Nigeria, when the country is under military rule and those with the means to leave the country do. Ifemelu goes to America to study and prospers there. But Obinze can't get into to America and winds up living in London under assumed names. When they're reunited in their homeland 15 years later, they face the toughest decisions of their lives.

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The Rosie Project

by Graeme Simsion

Paperback, 295 pages, Simon & Schuster, $15.99, published June 3 2014 | purchase

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The Rosie Project
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Graeme Simsion

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A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife. He instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father.

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The Best Of Me

by Nicholas Sparks

Paperback, 318 pages, Grand Central Pub, $15, published August 26 2014 | purchase

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Two former high school sweethearts return to their hometown for the funeral of a mentor and confront the choices they've made since they last met.

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The Target

by David Baldacci

Paperback, 447 pages, Grand Central Pub, $16, published September 16 2014 | purchase

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A highly skilled assassin, who became a target himself when he refused a mission in The Innocent, returns for his third adventure in the "Will Robie" series.

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The Signature Of All Things

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Paperback, 501 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17, published June 24 2014 | 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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Sycamore Row

by John Grisham

Paperback, 456 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published August 19 2014 | 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 Silver Star

by Jeannette Walls

Paperback, 269 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published June 3 2014 | purchase

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Jeannette Walls

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Abandoned by their artist mother at the age of 12, Bean and her older sister, Liz, are sent to live in the decaying antebellum mansion of their widowed uncle. There they learn the truth about their parents and take odd jobs to earn extra money before an increasingly withdrawn Liz has a life-shattering experience.

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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

by Neil Gaiman

Paperback, 14 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published June 3 2014 | purchase

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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
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Neil Gaiman

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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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