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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Paperback, 422 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published April 22 2014 | purchase
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  • 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.

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Weeks on List: 2

The Signature of All Things

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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Weeks on List: 5

And the Mountains Echoed

And The Mountains Echoed

by Khaled Hosseini

Paperback, 431 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published June 3 2014 | purchase
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  • Khaled Hosseini

The author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.

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Weeks on List: 3

The Lowland

The Lowland

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Paperback, 415 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published June 17 2014 | purchase
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  • Jhumpa Lahiri

Subhash and Udayan 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.

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Weeks on List: 5

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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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  • Neil Gaiman

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: 5

The Silver Star

The Silver Star

by Jeannette Walls

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

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, where 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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Weeks on List: 24

Orphan Train

Orphan Train

by Christina Baker Kline

Paperback, 304 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Christina Baker Kline

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: 8

The Cuckoo's Calling

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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Weeks on List: 17

Americanah

Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Paperback, 588 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published March 4 2014 | purchase
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  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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 she 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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Beautiful Ruins

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: 5

Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey

by Carl Hiaasen

Paperback, 386 pages, Grand Central Pub, $15, published June 3 2014 | purchase
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Anticipating his retirement from the Key West Police, Andrew Yancy tackles a murder case involving a human arm in his freezer — an investigation that pits him against a twitchy widow, a clueless real estate developer and a voodoo witch with a string of hapless lovers.

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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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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: 1

The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

by Jojo Moyes

Paperback, 464 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published June 24 2014 | purchase
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Rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her French town during World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie's portrait.

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Weeks on List: 5

The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

by Graeme Simsion

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

A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but 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: 2

Longbourn

Longbourn

by Jo Baker

Paperback, 331 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published June 17 2014 | purchase
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This reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice depicts the romance, intrigue and drama of the Bennet household from the perspectives of its below-stairs servants. Sara, an orphaned housemaid to the Bennets, has to cope with the arrival of the militia and the attentions of an ambitious former slave.

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