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The Goldfinch

By Donna Tartt

A 13-year-old orphan with a valuable stolen painting navigates life and the art world.

New york Times "[A] glorious [novel that] reminds the reader of the immersive, stay-up-all-night pleasures of reading."


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By Jo Baker

In this imaginative Jane Austen sequel, Jo Baker focuses on the help "downstairs."

Entertainment Weekly "Sarah's forbidden dalliances with Ptolemy and James, as well as the mystery of James' past, are the wildly thumping lady-heart of this book."


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The Luminaries

By Eleanor Catton

New Zealander Eleanor Catton is now the youngest-ever winner of the Man Booker Prize.

Milwaukee Jrnl sentinel "Catton's supremely entertaining novel is a stirring reminder: Reading can make us better people."


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The People in the Trees

By Hanya yanagihara

A med school graduate discovers a tribe whose elderly members live for hundreds of years.

Chicago Tribune "[The novel] provokes discussions about science, morality and our obsession with youth."


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The Rosie Project

By Graeme simsion

Don, an obsessive micro-manager, sets out to find a wife. Then the clearly unsuitable Rosie Jarman turns up.

Washington Post

"The hype is justified. Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel."


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Sycamore Row

By John Grisham

Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, for the sequel to his debut, A Time to Kill (1989).

NY Times Book Review "Sycamore Row reminds us that the best legal fiction is written by lawyers."


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Ancillary Justice

By Ann leckie

Ann Leckie introduces Breq, an artificial intelligence at loose ends and dead-set on revenge.

Founding Fields "Leckie's world building is masterful."


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Drama High

The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater

By Michael sokolove

In hardscrabble, working-class Levittown, a high school drama treacher and his students thrive.

Boston Globe "... a testament to the power of teachers, as well as the unexpected brilliance of youth."


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