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Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, No. 1)
Lee Child

Ex-MP Jack Reacher goes into action to find his brother’s killers, after a series of brutal crimes terrorizes tiny Margrave, Georgia, only to uncover the dark and deadly conspiracy concealed behind the town’s peaceful facade.


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One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) (Stephanie Plum Novels)
Janet Evanovich

When Stephanie Plum needs money , she turns to bounty hunting for quick cash…even though she has no idea what to do and doesn’t own a gun. Luckily, her first quarry, an ex-cop accused of murder, turns out to be her first lover, with whom she still shares a powerful chemistry; unluckily, he’s better at getting away than she is at catching him. With the help of a mysterious new friend, Ranger, who shows her some tricks of the trade, Stephanie just might turn this new job into a career.


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Austenland: A Novel
Shannon Hale

Because her obsession with Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice,” is ruining her love life, Jane Hayes is delighted when she gets the chance to take a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women.


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Warm Bodies: A Novel
Isaac Marion

A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love with a human, in this original debut novel. R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Not just another zombie novel, this is funny, scary, and deeply moving.


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The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel
Matthew Quick

After Pat Peoples and his wife Nikki separate, he goes to live with his parents but everything seems changed. No one wants to talk to him about Nikki, his old friends are busy with their families, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as therapy. He meets Tiffany, a clinically depressed widow, who offers to act as a liaison between the couple if Pat will give up watching football, agrees to perform in the Dance Away Depression competition and not tell anyone about their contract.


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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind: A Novel
Ann B. Ross

Recently widowed and newly wealthy, Miss Julia is visited one day by Hazel Marie, who claims that her nine-year-old son is the child of Julia’s late husband, and when Julia is left to care for the child, she reveals the scandal that precipitated her husband’s death.


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Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks

Katie, a newcomer to the small town of Southport, North Carolina, resists forming any personal ties until she is drawn into relationships with Alex, a young widower, and Jo, her plainspoken single neighbor, who help her overcome her fearful past.


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Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Mitch Albom

When an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom’s old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy, Albom goes back to his nonfiction roots and becomes involved with a Detroit pastor—a reformed drug dealer and convict—who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof. A timely, moving, and inspiring look at faith: not just who believes, but why.


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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Elizabeth Gilbert

Like many others, around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. Although she had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want, including a husband, a home, and a successful career, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. This is an account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life.


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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Michael Lewis

Over the years, baseball has evolved into a game where cash is king. In the professional world, the teams with the most money land the best players. Disgruntled at the ever-lopsided nature of America’s pastime, several baseball enthusiasts have attempted to come up with a winning formula for the underdogs. Here, several fans, working in many different fields, present the secret ways to win in baseball.


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Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History
Antonio Mendez,Matt Baglio

Relates the true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran. Armed with foreign film visas, Antonio Mendez and a team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders, directors, producers and actors traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect scenery and backdrops, the team succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot being fired.


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The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
Ben Mezrich

Relates the story behind the founding of Facebook by Harvard University undergraduates, and describes how conflicting ideas for the future of the site destroyed the friendship of co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin.


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