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Wonder

Wonder

by R.J. Palacio

Paperback, 320 pages, Gardners Books, $11.80, published January 3 2013 | purchase
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  • R.J. Palacio

Born with a facial deformity that initially prevented his attendance at public school, August "Auggie" Pullman enters the fifth grade at Beecher Prep and struggles with the dynamics of being both new and different in this tale about acceptance, self-esteem and the transformative power of human kindness.

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Starry River of the Sky

Starry River of the Sky

by Grace Lin

Hardcover, 288 pages, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Grace Lin

Discovering that the moon has disappeared from the sky above a Chinese village where he works, runaway Rendi wonders about strange local behaviors until a mysterious storyteller arrives at the town's inn and astonishing transformations begin to happen. By the award-winning creator of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. 75,000 first printing.

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Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy

by Rebecca Stead

Hardcover, 180 pages, Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Rebecca Stead

Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

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Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Who Could That Be at This Hour?

by Lemony Snicket and Seth

Hardcover, 258 pages, Little Brown & Co, $15.99, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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Thirteen-year-old Lemony Snicket begins his apprenticeship with S. Theodora Markson of the secretive V.F.D. in the tiny dot of a town called Stain'd By The Sea, where he helps investigate the theft of a statue.

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie

by Ayana Mathis

Paperback, 243 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published October 8 2013 | purchase
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  • Ayana Mathis

In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment, and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children, whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. Their lives tell the story of a mother's monumental courage and the journey of a nation.NPR Bestseller

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Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm

Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm

A New English Version

by Philip Pullman

Hardcover, 405 pages, Viking Adult, $27.95, published November 8 2012 | purchase
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  • A New English Version
  • Philip Pullman

The acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy presents mature and scholarly retellings of 50 favorite and lesser-known fairy tales on the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers' Children's and Household Tales, in a volume that includes such stories as "Cinderella," "Rapunzel" and "Briar-Rose." 30,000 first printing.

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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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The Best American Short Stories 2012

The Best American Short Stories 2012

by Heidi Pitlor and Tom Perrotta

Paperback, 356 pages, Mariner Books, $14.95, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Heidi Pitlor and Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta, author of Election and The Leftovers, curates a collection of 2012's best short fiction.NPR Bestseller

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

by Dave Eggers and Ray Bradbury

Paperback, 412 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.95, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Dave Eggers and Ray Bradbury

Dave Eggers and his students at 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs present literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing and alternative comics.

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The Lifeboat

The Lifeboat

by Charlotte Rogan

Paperback, 278 pages, Little Brown & Co, $14.99, published January 8 2013 | purchase
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  • Charlotte Rogan

Forced into an overcrowded lifeboat after a mysterious explosion on their trans-Atlantic ocean liner, newly widowed Grace Winter battles the elements and the other survivors, and remembers her husband, Henry, who set his own safety aside to ensure Grace's.NPR Bestseller

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The Round House

The Round House

by Louise Erdrich

Paperback, 321 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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  • Louise Erdrich

After a brutal attack on his mother, 13-year-old Joe Coutts pursues the truth — and a sense of justice, separate from law enforcement. In this National Book Award-winning novel, Louise Erdrich unspools a mystery that has upturned both a North Dakota reservation and the family that Coutts hopes to save.NPR Bestseller

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Arcadia

Arcadia

by Lauren Groff

Hardcover, 291 pages, Hyperion Books, $25.99, published March 13 2012 | purchase
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  • Lauren Groff

In a lush, haunting story of the American dream, Bit, born in a back-to-nature commune in 1970s New York State, must come to grips with the outside world when the commune eventually fails.

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NW

NW

by Zadie Smith

Hardcover, 401 pages, Penguin Press, $26.95, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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  • Zadie Smith

Growing up in the same 1970s urban planning development in Northwest London, four young people pursue independent and reasonably successful lives until one of them is abruptly drawn out of her isolation by a stranger who is seeking her help.NPR Bestseller

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The Orchardist by Amanda Coblin.

The Orchardist

by Amanda Coplin

Paperback, 426 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Amanda Coplin

When two skittish pregnant girls appear on his homestead, solitary orchardist Talmadge — who carefully tends the grove of fruit trees he has cultivated for nearly half a century — vows to save and protect them. The Orchardist evokes a powerful sense of place in the American West, mixing tenderness and violence as Talmadge tries to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past and faces the dramatic consequences of his actions.NPR Bestseller

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Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm

by Stella Gibbons

Paperback, 233 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published March 28 2006 | purchase
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  • Stella Gibbons

When a well-educated young socialite in 1930s England is left orphaned and unable to support herself at age twenty-two, she moves in with her eccentric relatives on their farm. Reissue.

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Homestead

Homestead

by Rosina Lippi

Paperback, 210 pages, Lightning Source Inc, $13.95, published May 15 1999 | purchase
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  • Rosina Lippi

Follows the passions and fortunes of three neighboring families living in a tiny remote village in the Austrial Alps from 1909 to the late 1970s

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American Ghost

American Ghost

by Janis Owens

Hardcover, 278 pages, Scribner, $25, published October 9 2012 | purchase
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  • Janis Owens

A tale based on a true story traces the unresolved history of a family against a backdrop of racial tensions in a Florida community, where Jolie, the daughter of a Pentecostal preacher, falls in love with a Jewish anthropology student who is targeted by violence and who reunites with Jolie years later when they resolve mistakes and expose local secrets. 35,000 first printing.

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The Art Forger

The Art Forger

by B.A. Shapiro

Hardcover, 360 pages, Algonquin Books, $23.95, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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  • B.A. Shapiro

An artist whose reputation has been tarnished stumbles on a piece of art that disappeared 25 years ago and agrees to forge it for a gallery owner — until she realizes that the art she is forging may itself be a forgery.NPR Bestseller

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City of Women

City Of Women

by David R. Gillham

Hardcover, 392 pages, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $25.95, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • David R. Gillham

Hiding her clandestine activities behind the persona of a model Nazi soldier's wife at the height of World War II, Sigrid Schroeder dreams of her former Jewish lover and risks everything to hide a mother and two young children who she believes might be her lover's family. NPR Bestseller

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Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures

by Emma Straub

Paperback, 336 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published July 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Emma Straub

In the wake of a tragedy, Elsa flees her once-idyllic family home in Wisconsin to pursue an acting career in golden-age Hollywood. She becomes an Academy Award-winning actress and enjoys the heady extravagances of her fame while struggling to remain true to herself and balance the needs of her family.

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The News from Spain

The News from Spain

7 Variations on a Love Story

by Joan Wickersham

Hardcover, 208 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published October 9 2012 | purchase
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  • 7 Variations on a Love Story
  • Joan Wickersham

A virtuosic collection of stories that explores the power of love and the impossibility of controlling or understanding it features characters from various times and regions, from Mozart's 18th-century collaboration with librettist Da Ponte to a 1940s love triangle involving a doctor, a journalist and a President's wife. By the National Book Award finalist author of The Suicide Index. 25,000 first printing.

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The Middlesteins

The Middlesteins

by Jami Attenberg

Paperback, 287 pages, Grand Central Pub, $15, published June 4 2013 | purchase
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  • Jami Attenberg

Edie Middlestein equates food with love. But by the time her husband walks out and leaves her reeling, her weight has ballooned to more than 300 pounds. In this darkly comic novel, Edie's children try to take control of their mother's food obsession in order to save her life. But the siblings have very different personalities. Between Robin's drinking problem and Benny's perfectionist wife, will they be able to save their mother from her eating disorder? And can this dysfunctional family get their act together in time to do a hip-hop routine at the grandkids' bar and bat mitzvahs?

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Object Lessons

Object Lessons

The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story

by Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein

Paperback, 358 pages, Picador, $16, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein

20 contemporary authors — including Dave Eggers, Denis Johnson, Jonathan Lethem, Morrie More, Jorge Luis Borges, Donald Barthelme and more — present 20 classic short stories from the The Paris Review.

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The Odds

The Odds

by Stewart O'Nan

Hardcover, 179 pages, Viking Adult, $25.95, published January 19 2012 | purchase
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  • Stewart O'Nan

Struggling with job losses, the imminent foreclosure of their home and a floundering marriage, Art and Marion Fowler liquidate their savings and reserve the bridal suite at a Niagara Falls casino, where they make high-risk bets in the hopes of fixing their finances.

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Canada

Canada

by Richard Ford

Paperback, 368 pages, Ecco, $15.99, published January 22 2013 | purchase
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  • Richard Ford

After his parents are arrested and imprisoned for robbing a bank, 15-year-old Dell Parsons is taken in by Arthur Remlinger, who — unbeknownst to Dell — is hiding a dark and violent nature that interferes with Dell's quest to find grace and peace on the prairie of Saskatchewan.NPR Bestseller

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Girlchild

Girlchild

by Tupelo Hassman

Hardcover, 275 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $24, published February 14 2012 | purchase
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  • Tupelo Hassman

Obsessively following the edicts of the Girl Scouts Handbook in spite of her lack of a troop, young Rory longs to escape the Reno trailer park where she lives with her bartender mother.

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This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her

by Junot Diaz

Paperback, 217 pages, Riverhead Trade, $16, published September 3 2013 | purchase
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Junot Diaz tracks protagonist Yunior's struggles with fidelity, beginning with his cheating on his girlfriend and ending with his cheating on his fiancee with 50 different women.NPR Bestseller

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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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  • Jess Walter

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.NPR Bestseller

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Life of Pi

Life Of Pi

by Yann Martel

Paperback, 319 pages, Mariner Books, $15.95, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Yann Martel

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan, a 450-pound Bengal tiger and Pi, a 16-year-old Indian boy. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of literary fiction of recent years.NPR Bestseller, Literary Award Winner

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The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife

by Paula McLain

Paperback, 331 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published November 27 2012 | purchase
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  • Paula McLain

The Paris Wife follows the life of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, as she navigates 1920s Paris.NPR Bestseller

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Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

by Hilary Mantel

Paperback, 604 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published August 31 2010 | purchase
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  • Hilary Mantel

Assuming the power recently lost by the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell counsels a mercurial Henry VIII on the latter's efforts to marry Anne Boleyn against the wishes of Rome, a successful endeavor that comes with a dangerous price.NPR Bestseller, Literary Award Winner

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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

by David Mitchell

Paperback, 514 pages, Random House, $15, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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David Mitchell, author of Number9Dream, recounts the connected stories of people from the past and the distant future, from a 19th century notary and an investigative journalist in the 1970s to a young man who searches for meaning in a post-apocalyptic world.NPR Bestseller

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Fifty Shades Of Grey

by E.L. James

Paperback, 528 pages, Vintage, $15.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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  • E.L. James

Growing out of a piece of fan fiction that recast Twilight's Bella and Edward in sexier scenarios, Fifty Shades of Grey tells the steamy affair of a student journalist and an intriguing young entrepreneur.NPR Bestseller

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State of Wonder

State Of Wonder

by Ann Patchett

Paperback, 353 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh must step out of her comfort zone when she is sent into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years — a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.NPR Bestseller

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The Sense of an Ending

The Sense Of An Ending

by Julian Barnes

Paperback, 163 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published May 29 2012 | purchase
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  • Julian Barnes

Tony Webster is a retired divorced man in his mid-60s who, after receiving notice of an unexpected bequest, is pulled back into a "powerful recollection of strong emotions" from his past. This leads to a reassessment of the accuracy of his memories, a rueful realization of how much he'd gotten wrong, and a harsh re-evaluation of his passive approach to life.NPR Bestseller, Literary Award Winner

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

Paperback, 213 pages, MTV Books, $14, published August 14 2012 | purchase
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  • Stephen Chbosky

In a thought-provoking, coming-of-age novel, teenager Charlie struggles to cope with the complex world of high school. He deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs and the pain of losing a close friend and favorite aunt.NPR Bestseller

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The Snow Child

The Snow Child

by Eowyn Ivey

Paperback, 391 pages, Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books, $14.99, published November 6 2012 | purchase
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  • Eowyn Ivey

A childless couple working on a farm in the brutal landscape of 1920 Alaska discover a little girl living in the wilderness with a red fox and begin to love the strange, almost supernatural child as their own.NPR Bestseller

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The Night Circus

The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

Paperback, 516 pages, Anchor, $15, published July 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Erin Morgenstern

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.NPR Bestseller

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The Language of Flowers

The Language Of Flowers

A Novel

by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Paperback, 334 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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  • A Novel
  • Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Victoria, the orphaned heroine of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel, is privy to a secret language of flowers that dates to Victorian England.NPR Bestseller

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Rules of Civility

Rules Of Civility

by Amor Towles

Paperback, 335 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published June 26 2012 | purchase
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  • Amor Towles

A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multimillionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well and a single-minded widow. NPR Bestseller

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The Hobbit, Or, There And Back Again

The Hobbit

Or There And Back Again

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Paperback, 300 pages, Mariner Books, $13.95, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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  • Or There And Back Again
  • J.R.R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.NPR Bestseller

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The Art of Fielding

The Art of Fielding

by Chad Harbach

Paperback, 544 pages, Back Bay Books, $14.99, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Chad Harbach

A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate and the president's daughter.NPR Bestseller

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The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot

by Jeffrey Eugenides

Paperback, 406 pages, Picador, $16, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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  • Jeffrey Eugenides

Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead, while an old friend resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.NPR Bestseller

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Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior

by Barbara Kingsolver

Paperback, 433 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published June 4 2013 | purchase
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  • Barbara Kingsolver

Bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow is tired of living in poverty on a failing farm, and she's frustrated by her marriage to the boy who got her pregnant in high school. Then one day, as she's hiking through rural Tennessee on her way to meet a lover, she witnesses a miraculous event on an Appalachian mountainside. The beautiful, ominous vision ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. Barbara Kingsolver addresses rural life, climate change and environmental stewardship in this story of personal awakening.NPR Bestseller

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Paperback, 560 pages, Random House, $7.99, published November 1 2012 | 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.NPR Bestseller

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Dear Life

Dear Life

Stories

by Alice Munro

Paperback, 319 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published July 30 2013 | purchase
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  • Stories
  • Alice Munro

Set in the Canadian towns around Lake Huron, this collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life — from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate.NPR Bestseller

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The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy

by J.K. Rowling

Paperback, 512 pages, Little Brown & Co, $18, published July 23 2013 | purchase
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The early death of a small-town councilman reveals deep-rooted conflicts in the seemingly idyllic community of Pagford. In the face of cultural disputes, generation clashes and a volatile election, Pagford's peaceful facade rapidly deteriorates.NPR Bestseller

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Sweet Tooth

by Ian McEwan

Paperback, 378 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published July 2 2013 | purchase
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Serena Frome isn't much of a spy. She got recruited into MI5 by her Cambridge history tutor and winds up on the clerical side of the operation, cross-filing schemes and plots to stop terrorists. Then one day, in the middle of the Cold War, she's handed her first secret mission: to cultivate and fund British intellectuals whose politics align with those of the government. Its code name is "Sweet Tooth."NPR Bestseller

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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up The Bodies

by Hilary Mantel

Paperback, 432 pages, Picador, $16, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Hilary Mantel

The spark has gone out of Henry VIII's second marriage. When his roving eye leaves Anne Boleyn and begins to settle on Jane Seymour, another woman at court, the monarch turns to his chief adviser, Thomas Cromwell, for help. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies is the second book in a planned trilogy about Cromwell.NPR Bestseller

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Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue

by Michael Chabon

Paperback, 468 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published September 10 2013 | purchase
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  • Michael Chabon

Two longtime friends and bandmates are co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl. Their wives are the Berkeley Birth Partners, two semi-legendary midwives. When an ex–NFL quarterback announces plans to build his latest megastore nearby, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their little enterprise. Meanwhile, their wives also find themselves caught up in a battle for their professional existence.NPR Bestseller

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The Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

by Kevin Powers

Paperback, 230 pages, Little Brown & Co, $14.99, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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  • Kevin Powers

In Al Tafar, Iraq, 21-year-old Pvt. John Bartle and 18-year-old Pvt. Daniel Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. The two men do all they can to protect each other from the forces that are pressing in: the insurgents, physical fatigue and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined.NPR Bestseller

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Decameron

Decameron

by Giovanni Boccaccio and J. G. Nichols

Hardcover, 661 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published September 1 2009 | purchase
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  • Giovanni Boccaccio and J. G. Nichols
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The Children of Men

The Children of Men

by P.D. James

Paperback, 241 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published May 16 2006 | purchase
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  • P.D. James

In 2021, with the human race becoming extinct because of the infertility of all males, Oxford historian Theodore Faron is drawn into the schemes of an unlikely group of revolutionaries out to save society. Reissue. (A Universal Pictures/Strike Entertainment film, releasing December 2006, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Charlie Hunnam, Michael Caine, & Chiwetel Ejiofor) (Science Fiction)

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I Own the Dawn

I Own The Dawn

by M. L. Buchman

Paperback, 404 pages, Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99, published August 1 2012 | purchase
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  • M. L. Buchman

Determined to prove herself to the members of SOAR, sharpshooter Kee faces an unexpected dilemma when she develops an attraction to the navigation officer, lieutenant Archibald Jeffrey Stevenson II.

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Steel's Edge

Steel's Edge

by Ilona Andrews

Paperback, 388 pages, Ace, $7.99, published November 27 2012 | purchase
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  • Ilona Andrews

Making a new home for herself in the Edge, Charlotte de Ney, a blueblood from the Weird who possesses rare magical healing abilities, finds her life turned upside down once again when a swordsman on a quest to wipe out slaves trafficking humans is brought to her for treatment. Original.

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A Royal Pain

A Royal Pain

by Megan Mulry

Paperback, 338 pages, Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99, published November 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Megan Mulry

While despairing of her romantic prospects in the wake of a bad breakup, Bronte Talbott engages in what she believes will be a rebound fling with a man who is subsequently revealed to have royal ties.

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Riveted

Riveted

by Meljean Brook

Paperback, 404 pages, Berkley Trade, $16, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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Serving on an airship one hundred years after a volcanic eruption decimated Iceland, Annika holds the secrets about her community's survival while her sister, Kalla, lives in exile.

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A Lady Never Lies

A Lady Never Lies

by Juliana Gray

Paperback, 311 pages, Berkley, $7.99, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Juliana Gray

Desperate to reverse her fortunes, Lady Alexandra Morley, a beautiful widow, finds fate taking a strange turn when she ends up in the arms of Phineas "Finn" Burke, a brilliant inventor with a shocking past who is intent only on perfecting his "horseless carriage" engine. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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The Fortunes of Love

The Fortunes of Love

by Caroline Courtney

Paperback, 236pp, Warner Books, , published February 1 1985 | purchase
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The rich and handsome Duke of Strathavon has come to Bath to reside and seek a bride. He has the ladies of Bath all agog — but not the beautiful and spirited Davinia Sinclair, who is neither charmed nor overawed by the impressive Duke.

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The mysterious drowning of a little girl threatens to tear apart the resort town of Fjallbacka, as Patrik Hedstrom's investigation begins to uncover dark secrets of past generations.

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In the aftermath of a brutal attack that left a woman in intensive care and her husband and young children dead, brash cop Scorcher Kennedy and his rookie partner, Richie, struggle with perplexing clues and Scorcher's haunting memories of a shattering incident from his childhood.NPR Bestseller

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When a peaceful monastery in Quebec is shattered by the murder of its renowned choir director, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Surete du Quebec are challenged to find the killer in a cloistered community that has taken a vow of silence.NPR Bestseller

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Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey to save him.

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