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Weeks on List: 4

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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Weeks on List: 35

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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Weeks on List: 3

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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Weeks on List: 16

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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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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Weeks on List: 6

We Are Water

by Wally Lamb

Paperback, 16 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published August 12 2014 | purchase

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After 27 years of marriage, Anna Oh — a middle-aged wife, mother and artist — divorces her husband to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.

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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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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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Weeks on List: 16

The Rosie Project

by Graeme Simsion

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

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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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Weeks on List: 16

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 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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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 Valley Of Amazement

by Amy Tan

Paperback, 589 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published July 15 2014 | 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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Me Before You

by Jojo Moyes

Paperback, 8 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published July 30 2013 | purchase

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Louisa's ordinary life changes when she takes a job working for the wheelchair-bound Will, who is no longer able to live a life of extreme sports and worldwide travel. Will is he cannot go on the way he is, but Louisa sets out to show him that life is still worth living. Soon, his happiness means more to her than she expected.

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The Redeemer

by Jo Nesbo and Don Bartlett

Paperback, 500 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published September 9 2014 | purchase

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The Redeemer
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While investigating the contract killing of a musician at the height of the Christmas season in Oslo, maverick detective Harry Hole discovers that the assassin killed the wrong person and is frantically searching for his target. The situation leads to a race against time in the darkest corners of the former Yugoslavia.

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The Drop

by Dennis Lehane

Paperback, 207 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published September 2 2014 | purchase

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While rescuing an abused puppy from a trash can on the streets of Mystic River, a lonely bartender meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they encounter the Chechen mafia, stick-up artists, a relentless cop and the original owner of the puppy who now wants it back.