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Fiction
by Markus Zusak

A story about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. This story is narrated in the all knowing matter of fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citiz More
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by Karin Fossum

When perpetual bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the Norwegian town of Elvestad is stunned. On the day the Indian bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found in a me More
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by Jodi Picoult

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a pas More
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Fiction
by Kathleen Kent

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they l More
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by Sara Gruen

An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of sta rcrossed lovers, set in the circus world, by the bestselling author of Riding Lessons. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, More
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Fiction
by Garth Stein

A heart warming and inspirational tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. More
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Fiction
by Abraham Verghese

A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel, an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun a More
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Fiction
by Chris Cleave

Sarah Summers is enjoying a holiday on a Nigerian beach when a young girl named Little Bee crashes irrevocably into her life. All it takes is a brief and horrifying moment of crisis — a terrifying scene that no reader will forget More
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Fiction
by Tatiana de Rosnay

Paris July 1942 Sarah a ten year old girl,is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel dHiv roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the familys apartment Paris, May 2002 On V More
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Fiction
by Barbara Delinsky

Molly and Robin Snow are sisters in the prime of their lives. So when Molly learns that Robin, an Olympic athlete and the favorite child, has suffered a massive heart attack, the news couldn’t be more shocking. At the hospital, t More
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Fiction
by Kristen Hannah

From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship .In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth gra More
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Fiction
by Emily Giffin

How do you know if you’ve found the one? Can you really love the one you’re with when you can’t forget the one who got away? Emily Giffin, author of the New York Times bestselling novels Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Ba More
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Fiction
by Katherine Howe

Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connies grandmothers abandoned home near Salem she cant refuse. As More
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Fiction
by Katheryn Stockett

The book everyone is falling in love with In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. Black maids raise the white children, but no one trusts them not to steal the silver. Black maids clean the toilets More
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Fiction
by Meg Waite CLayton

Five women, one passion, and the unbreakable bond of friendship. When five young mothers Frankie, Linda, Kath, Ally, and Brett first meet in a neighborhood park in the late 1960s, their conversations center on marriage, raising c More
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Fiction
by Dodie Smith

Now a major motion picture from the Academy Award winning producer of Shakespeare in Love, I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen year old Cassandra and her family, who live in not so genteel poverty in a ramshackle ol More
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Fiction
by Aryn Kyle

From an award winning and talented young novelist comes one of the most exciting fiction debuts in years:a breathtaking and beautiful novel set on a horse ranch in small town Colorado. When her older sister runs away to marry a r More
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Fiction
by Jennifer Weiner

Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever. That's what Addie believes after Valerie moves across the street when they're both nine years old. But in the wake of betrayal during their teenage years, Val is swept i More
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Fiction
by Kerry Reichs

Despite being cursed with a boy's name, Kevin "Vi" Connelly is seriously female and a committed romantic. The affliction hit at the tender age of six when she was handed a basket of flower petals and ensnared by the "marry tale." More
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Fiction
by Elin Hilderbrand

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and n More
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Fiction
by Yoko Ogawa

He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten year old son, who is hired to More
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Fiction
by Kristen Hannah

“True Colors” is New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah's most provocative, compelling, and heart wrenching story yet. With the luminous writing and unforgettable characters that are her trademarks, she tells the story More
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Fiction
by Kristen Hannah

Meghann Dontess is haunted by heartbreak. Twenty seven years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doe More
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Fiction
by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory the queen of royal fiction presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as theWars of the Roses. Brother turns on Brother to win the ultimate prize the throne of England in this d More
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Fiction
by Lisa Genova

Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50 year old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University. Alice H More
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Fiction
by Brunonia Barry

Look into the lace? When the eyes begin to fill with tears and the patience is long exhausted, there will appear a glimpse of something not quite seen. In this moment, an image will begin to form in the space between what is real More
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Fiction
by David Benioff

A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won’t talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating More
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Fiction
by John Shors

In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, Shah Jahan, consumed by grief over the death of his empress, Mumtaz Mahal, ordered the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. Against scenes of unimaginable weal More
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Fiction
by Marina Lewycka

An amusing, astonishing debut . . . about how a family learns to let go of the past and live and love in the present." The Atlanta Journal Constitution With this wise, tender, and deeply funny novel, Marina Lewycka takes her plac More
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Fiction
by Heather Gudenkauf

It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night.Seven year old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer w More
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Fiction
by Frances De Pontes Peebles

Winner of the Friends of American Writers Award for FictionAs seamstresses, the young sisters Emllia and Luzia dos Santos know how to cut, mend, and conceal useful skills in the lawless backcountry of Brazil, where ruthless land More
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Fiction
by Jennifer Haigh

Unaware of the long standing grievances harbored by their divorced parents, three adult siblings embark on a tumultuous summer when the oldest, a successful Manhattan doctor, investigates his sister's chromosomal disorder against More
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Fiction
by Stuart Woods

A brand new page turning Holly Barker novel from the perennially entertaining New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. After Special Agent Holly Barker lets international terrorist Teddy Fay slip through her fingers for a More
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Fiction
by Per Petterson

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, A TIME MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR, WINNER OF THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD. Out Stealing Horses has been embraced across the world as a classic, More
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Fiction
by Marisa de los Santos

Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love. A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised no one more than herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire t More
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Fiction
by Hilary Mantel

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII’s court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king’s favor and ascend to the heights of political power. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies wit More
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Fiction
by Sebastian Barry

A gorgeous new novel from the author of the Man Booker finalist A Long Long Way. As a young woman, Roseanne McNulty was one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland. Now, as her hundredth year draws near More
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Fiction
by Nicholas Sparks

Seventeen year old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turned upside down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from he More
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Fiction
by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty six, and were married when Clare was twenty three More
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Fiction
by Elizabeth Strout

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she do More
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