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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

by Neil Gaiman

Hardcover, 181 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published June 18 2013 | 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.NPR Bestseller

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Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Children of the Jacaranda Tree

by Sahar Delijani

Hardcover, 282 pages, Pocket Books, $25.99, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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  • Sahar Delijani

A tale set in post-revolutionary Iran follows three generations of families whose political activist loved ones were murdered during the violent purges inside Tehran's prisons.

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Scoop

Scoop

by Evelyn Waugh

Paperback, 321 pages, Little Brown & Co, $14.99, published November 30 1977 | purchase
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  • Evelyn Waugh

William Boot travels to Ishmaelia to serve as war correspondent to the Daily Twopence and almost becomes a casualty to the charms of the lovely Katchen.

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Stolen Souls

Stolen Souls

by Stuart Neville

Paperback, 16 pages, Random House Inc, $14, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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  • Stuart Neville

After Galya Petrova fights her way out of a brothel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing one of her captors, she seeks refuge with a man who turns out to be a serial killer. Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Jack Lennon looks into the gang war that Galya's escape triggered.

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Collusion

Collusion

by Stuart Neville

Paperback, 16 pages, Random House Inc, $14, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Stuart Neville

When Detective Inspector Jack Lennon tries to track down his former lover, Marie McKenna, and their daughter, his superiors tell him to back off. But now an assassin is stalking Belfast, Northern Ireland, tying up loose ends for a vengeance-driven old man. As Lennon unravels a conspiracy that links his daughter to a killer named Fegan, the line between friend and enemy blurs.

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The Ghosts of Belfast

Ghosts of Belfast

by Stuart Neville

Paperback, 326 pages, Random House Inc, $14, published July 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Stuart Neville

Former IRA killer Gerry Fegan finds himself haunted by the ghosts of 12 of his innocent victims and comes to the conclusion that he must kill the men who gave him his orders so many years ago.

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Skagboys

Skagboys

by Irvine Welsh

Paperback, 640 pages, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., $16.95, published June 17 2013 | purchase
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  • Irvine Welsh

Skagboys chronicles the misadventures of Mark Renton and his friends as they cope with economic uncertainties, family problems, drug use and the opposite sex in 1980s Edinburgh.

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The Book of Madness and Cures

The Book Of Madness And Cures

by Regina O'Melveny

Paperback, 320 pages, Little, Brown and Company, $15, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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  • Regina O'Melveny

A 16th-century Renaissance woman and renowned physician named Gabriella Mondini searches across Europe for her missing father. Without him, she can't treat her Venetian patients, who need her desperately.

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Transatlantic

TransAtlantic

by Colum McCann

Hardcover, 300 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published June 4 2013 | purchase
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  • Colum McCann

A tale spanning 150 years and two continents re-imagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Sen. George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women.NPR Bestseller

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Anonymous Sources

Anonymous Sources

by Mary Louise Kelly

Hardcover, 345 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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  • Mary Louise Kelly

When an Oxford graduate and rowing champion is pushed to his death from the top of a Harvard bell tower, troubled reporter Alexandra James investigates what she believes will be the story of a lifetime. She finds herself targeted by the CIA and a nuclear terrorist sleeper cell.

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Building Stories

Building Stories

by Chris Ware

Hardcover, 14 various pieces, Pantheon, $50, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Chris Ware

The award-winning creator of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth presents an intricately illustrated, sprawling tale about the residents in a three-story Chicago apartment building, including a lonely single woman, a couple who are growing to despise each other and an elderly landlady.

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Instructions for a Heat Wave

Instructions For A Heatwave

by Maggie O'Farrell

Hardcover, 289 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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  • Maggie O'Farrell

A recently retired family patriarch clears out his bank account and disappears during the sweltering summer of 1976. His three children converge at their mother's home and track clues to an ancestral village in Ireland.

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The Dark

by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen

Hardcover, 40, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 16.99, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen

Laszlo is afraid of the dark.

The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.

This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

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All That Is

All That Is

by James Salter

Paperback, 350 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published January 28 2014 | purchase
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  • James Salter

After returning from World War II, former naval officer Philip Bowman finds a position as a book editor in New York and loses himself in a world of intimate connections and surprising triumphs, until he is betrayed by the woman he loves.NPR Bestseller

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In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

In The House Upon The Dirt Between The Lake And The Woods

by Matt Bell

Hardcover, 312 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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  • Matt Bell

Escaping the busy confusion of his homeland and moving to an almost-uninhabited lakeshore where he plans on living simply and raising a family, a man descends into rage, obsession and an abstract sense of reality when his wife suffers multiple miscarriages.

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Blood and Beauty

Blood and Beauty

The Borgias

by Sarah Dunant

Paperback, 523 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published March 11 2014 | purchase
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  • The Borgias
  • Sarah Dunant

A tale inspired by the lives of Borgia siblings Lucrezia and Cesare traces the notorious family's rise in Renaissance Italy, during which war, a terrifying sexual plague and the family's reputation forge an intimate bond between brother and sister.

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Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

Hardcover, 403 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • Kevin Kwan

Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.

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