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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

Paperback, 323 pages, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, $14.99, published March 1 2002 | purchase

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Author Harper Lee explores racial tensions in the fictional "tired old town" of Maycomb, Ala., through the eyes of 6-year-old Scout Finch. As her lawyer father, Atticus, defends a black man accused of rape, Scout and her friends learn about the unjust treatment of African-Americans — and their mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley.

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The Martian

by Andy Weir

Paperback, 387 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published October 28 2014 | purchase

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Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges.

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Euphoria

by Lily King

Paperback, 261 pages, Pgw, $16, published April 14 2015 | purchase

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Frustrated by his research efforts and depressed over the death of his brothers, Andrew Bankson begins a tumultuous relationship with two fellow anthropologists, a married couple, in 1930s New Guinea.

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Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel

Paperback, 333 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published June 2 2015 | purchase

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The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world's dissolution in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.

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Fifty Shades of Grey As Told by Christian

by E. L. James

Paperback, 558 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published June 18 2015 | purchase

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E.L. James offers a look at the events of Fifty Shades of Grey through the eyes of the dominant Christian Grey.

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Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng

Paperback, 9 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published May 12 2015 | purchase

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Everything I Never Told You
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The fallout from the 1970s drowning death of Lydia Lee, the favorite daughter of a Chinese-American family, exposes divisions between cultures and rifts within a family.

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The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

Paperback, 771 pages, Little Brown & Co, $20, published April 7 2015 | 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 Invention of Wings

by Sue Monk Kidd

Paperback, 373 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17, published May 5 2015 | purchase

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Sue Monk Kidd traces more than three decades in the lives of a rebellious Charleston debutante and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge.

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The Vacationers

by Emma Straub

Paperback, 292 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published June 2 2015 | purchase

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While celebrating their 35th anniversary and their daughter's high school graduation with a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets and rivalries.

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Leaving Time

by Jodi Picoult

Paperback, 480 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published April 28 2015 | purchase

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Abandoned by a grief-stricken father and scientist mother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf approaches a disgraced psychic and a jaded detective in the hopes of finding answers.

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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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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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Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

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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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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

by Haruki Murakami

Paperback, 314 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published May 5 2015 | purchase

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
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Thirty-six-year-old Tsukuru Tazaki meets a woman named Sara who raises questions about a painful incident from his youth in which his closest friends all cut off relations with him without explanation, and inspires him to find out why. Translated by Philip Gabriel.

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Adultery

by Paulo Coelho

Paperback, 255 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published May 26 2015 | purchase

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A wife and mother in her 30s works through midlife apathy by engaging in a passionate affair with a successful politician who was once her high-school sweetheart.

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The Rosie Effect

by Graeme Simsion

Paperback, 344 pages, Simon & Schuster, $15.99, published July 21 2015 | purchase

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In the sequel to The Rosie Project, Don Tillman sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father while helping his best friend, Gene, reconcile with his wife, Claudia.

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