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The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes

BARNES

This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present.


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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke

SF CLARKE

In the year 1806 most people believe magic to be dead in England—until Mr. Norrell reveals his powers. Soon, another practicing magician comes forth named Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell’s student, but is increasingly drawn to the most perilous forms of magic.


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The Round House
Louise Erdrich

ERDRICH

When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.


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Lord of Misrule
Jaimy Gordon

GORDON

Lord of Misrule follows five characters—scarred and lonely dreamers in the American grain—through a year and four races at Indian Mound Downs, downriver from Wheeling, West Virginia.


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The Lock Artist
Steve Hamilton

MYS HAMILTON

Traumatized at the age of eight and pushed into a life of crime because of his talent for lock picking—Michael finally sees his one chance to escape.


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The Last Child
John Hart

HART

After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears, Johnny makes a discovery that shocks the community in this tale of broken families and deadly secrets.


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Gone
Mo Hayder

HAYDER

Investigating a serial carjacker whose actual targets are young children in back seats, Jack Caffery teams up once again with police diver Sergeant Flea Marley, whose life is endangered by a discovery in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel.


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The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver

KINGSOLVER

The Lacuna is an ambitious and gripping historical novel about Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Communism, and one man’s epic search for identity in Mexico and the United States.


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Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel

MANTEL

Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition.


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Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann

MCCANN

Let the Great World Spin is McCann’s most ambitious novel yet: a rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.


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Spiral
Paul McEuen

MCEUEN

The race is on to stop the ultimate bioweapon. What begins as a quest for answers soon leads to a horrifying series of revelations at the crossroads of biological warfare and nanoscience.


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The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller

MILLER

Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate.


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The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht

OBREHT

Natalia tries to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her grandfather’s death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her over the years. But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.


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Bent Road
Lori Roy

ROY

For twenty years Arthur has hidden from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve’s death. But when the 1967 Detroit riots frighten him even more than his past, he convinces his wife to pack up their family and return to the road he grew up on, Bent Road.


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Salvage the Bones
Jesmyn Ward

WARD

Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.


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Just Kids
Patti Smith

BIOGRAPHY SMITH

This honest and moving story of youth and friendship offers a glimpse of Smith’s remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in New York City in the late sixties and seventies.


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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Stephen Greenblatt

HISTORY RENAIS GRE

Both an innovative work of history and thrilling story of discovery in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.


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