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Weeks on List: 6

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Paperback, 422 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published April 22 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: 19

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: 6

The Circle

by Dave Eggers

Paperback, 497 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published April 22 2014 | purchase

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

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Weeks on List: 61

Beautiful Ruins

by Jess Walter

Paperback, 16 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published April 2 2013 | purchase

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On a rocky patch of Italian coastline circa 1962, a daydreaming young innkeeper has an almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet. She draws him into her glittering world, from the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, and both begin to cling to an improbable dream.

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Weeks on List: 12

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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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple

Paperback, 330 pages, Little Brown & Co, $14.99, published April 2 2013 | purchase

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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Maria Semple

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Bee Fox is a nice kid, a good musician and a great student. But her mother, Bernadette, is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect. Then Bernadette goes missing, and Bee begins a search that will take her to the ends of the earth.

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Weeks on List: 9

The Interestings

by Meg Wolitzer

Paperback, 538 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17, published March 25 2014 | purchase

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The Interestings follows six artistic friends who meet as teenagers one pivotal summer at a camp called Spirit-in-the-Woods. Over the next 40 years, they grow up to find some of their talents developing into grand success, while others don't.

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Weeks on List: 4

The Longest Ride

by Nicholas Sparks

Paperback, 400 pages, Grand Central Pub, $15, published May 6 2014 | purchase

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After being trapped in an isolated car crash, an elderly widower befriends a young college student and the cowboy she loves.

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Weeks on List: 5

The Cuckoo's Calling

by Robert Galbraith

Paperback, 456 pages, Little Brown & Co, $18, published April 29 2014 | purchase

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Working as a private investigator after losing his leg in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike takes the case of a legendary supermodel's suspicious suicide and finds himself in a world of multimillionaire beauties, rock star boyfriends, desperate designers and hedonist pursuits. Author Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling.

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Inferno

by Dan Brown

Paperback, 560 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published May 6 2014 | purchase

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In the heart of Italy, Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces — Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.

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Weeks on List: 4

The Gods of Guilt

by Michael Connelly

Paperback, 400 pages, Grand Central Pub, $15, published May 6 2014 | purchase

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Defense attorney Mickey Haller investigates after a former client, a prostitute who had left that lifestyle behind, turns up dead.

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Weeks on List: 7

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho and Alan R. Clarke

Paperback, 178 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published April 15 2014 | purchase

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An Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure leaves his home in Spain and journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with an alchemist.

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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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Sisterland

by Curtis Sittenfeld

Paperback, 412 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published May 6 2014 | purchase

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When the strongest earthquake in U.S. history occurs just north of their St. Louis home, Kate and Jeremy find the disaster further complicated by Kate's twin sister's prediction about a more powerful earthquake.

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Weeks on List: 7

The Burgess Boys

by Elizabeth Strout

Paperback, 332 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published April 8 2014 | purchase

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The Burgess Boys
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Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, two brothers confront painful issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their lives.

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