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Fiction

Allende, Isabel Zorro
Atkinson, Kate Case Histories
Baldacci, David The Camel Club
Bank, Melissa The Wonder Spot
Barry, Steve The Third Secret
Bell, Ted Pirate
Block, Francesca Lia Necklace of Kisses
Blunt, Giles Black Fly Season
Bohjalian, Chris Before You Know Kindness
Brewer, Sonny The Poet of Tolstoy Park
Broadbent, Tony Spectres in the Smoke
Brook, Geraldine March
Butler, Octavia Fledgling
Campbell, Bonnie Jo Q Road
Chaon, Dan You Remind Me of Me
Child, LeeOne Shot
Clark, Clare The Great Stink
DeMille, Nelson Night Fall
Doctorow, E. L. The March
Eco, Umberto The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Erdrich, Louise The Painted Drum
Fforde, Jasper Something Rotten
Fielding, Joy Puppet
Flock, Elizabeth Me and Emma
Foer, Jonathan Safran Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Gabaldon, Diana The Breath of Snow and Ashes
Gaiman, Neil Anansi Boys
Goldberg, Myla Wickett's Remedy
Haigh, Jennifer Baker Towers
Harris, Charlaine Grave Sight
Helprin, Mark Freddy and Fredericka
Hicks, Randall The Baby Game
Hicks, Robert The Widow of the South
Hill, Reginald Stranger house
Hoffman, Alice Ice Queen
Holden, Wendy The Wives of Bath
Hornby, Nick A Long Way Down
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Jance, J. A. Long Time Gone
Kenner, Julie Carpe Demon: Confessions of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom
Kidd, Sue Monk The Mermaid Chair
King, David The Ha-Ha
Kostova, Elizabeth The Historian
Krauss, Nicole The History of Love
Krum, Sharon The Thing about Jane Spring
Landvik, Lorna Oh My Stars
Lee, Marie Somebody's Daughter
Letts, BillieShoot the Moon
Lindsay, Jeffry P. Dearly Devoted Dexter
Link, Kelly Magic for Beginners
Lynch, Jim The Highest Tide
Maguire, Gregory Son of a Witch
Maine, David Fallen
Marillier, Juliet The Dark Mirror
Martin, Charles The Dead Don't Dance
McCarthy, Cormac No Country for Old Men
Meek, James The People's Act of Love
Mehran, MarshaPomegranate Soup
Moers, Walter 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
Monroe, Mary Alice Sweetgrass
Morrell, David Creepers
Munro, Alice Runaway
Murakami, Haruki Kafka on the Shore
Nicholls, David Understudy
Pamuk, Orhan Snow
Pattilo, Beth Heavens to Betsy
Perez-Revente, Arturo Captain Alatriste
Perrotta, Tom Little Children
Picoult, Jodi Vanishing Acts
Pouncey, Peter Rules for Old Men Waiting
Preston, Douglas Tyrannosaur Canyon
Quick Amanda Lie by Moonlight
Radish, Kris Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn
Rendell, Ruth Thirteen Steps Down
Rimmington, Stella At Risk
Robb, J. D. Origin in Death
Robb, J. D. Survivor in Death
Robinson, Marilynne Gilead
Russell, Mary Doria A Thread of Grace
Ryman, Geoff Air
Sallis, James Drive
Sandford, John Broken Prey
Saul, Jamie Light of Day
Saunders, Kate Bachelor Boys
Scott, Joanna Catherine Cassandra, Lost
See, Lisa Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Shreve, Anita Light on Snow
Sittenfeld, Curtis Prep
Smith, Zadie On Beauty
Strause, Brian Maybe a Miracle
Swarup, VikasQ & A
Tan, Amy Save Fish from Drowning
Tropper, Jonathan Everything Changes
Turner, Nancy Sarah's Quilt: A Novel of Sarah Agnes
Ure, LouiseForcing Armayllis
Wall, Paula The Rock Orchard
Weiner, Jennifer Little Earthquakes
Wingate, Lisa Language of Sycamores
Wolfe, TomI am Charlotte Simmons

Mystery
Barron, Stephanie Jane and His Lordship's Legacy
Brown, Rita Mae Whisker of Evil
Connelly, Michael The Lincoln Lawyer
Dietz, Denise Eye of Newt
Dunning, John Sign of the Book
Fforde, Jasper The Big Over Easy: a Nursery Crime
Fossum, Karin Don't Look Back
Garcia-Rosa, Luis Alfredo A Window in Copacabana
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders
George, Elizabeth With No One as Witness
Hecht, Daniel Puppets
Kerley, Jack The Death Collectors
King, Laurie R Locked Rooms
Leonard, Elmore The Hot Kid
Logan, Chuck Homefront
McDermid, Val Torment of Others
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau Cat Cross Their Graves
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau Cat Fear No Evil
Sansom, C. J. Dark Fire
Slaughter, Karin Faithless
Tracy, P. J Dead Run
Tremayne, Peter Badger's Moon: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland
Vargas, Fred Have Mercy on Us All
Winspear, Jacqueline Pardonable Lies

Science Fiction
Banks, Iain M. The Algebraist
Butcher, Jim Dead Beat
Carroll, Jonathan Glass Soup
Escbach, Andreas The Carpet Makers
Jim Baen The World Turned Upside Down
Lindskold, Jane Child of a Rainless Year
Martin, George R. R. A Feast for Crows
Monette, Sarah Melusine
Palwick, Susan The Necessary Beggar
Pratchett, Terry Thud!
Sanderson, Brandon Elantris
Shinn, Sharon Mystic and Rider
Weber, David At All Costs
Wilson, Robert Charles Spin

Paperback
Chase, Loretta Mr. Impossible
Quinn, Julia It's in His Kiss
Richards, Leigh Califia's Daughters
Roberts, Nora Blue Dahlia


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