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All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
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Werner is an orphaned German teenager with a knack for electronics; his talent is noticed and he is selected for enrollment in an...»

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By Susan, Adult Services
07/17/14 | Fiction

A Better World

By Marcus Sakey
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Marcus Sakey continues his outstanding dystopian trilogy (Book One was called Brilliance) with the suspenseful A Better World.There is...»

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By Susan, Adult Services
07/17/14 | Fiction

French Milk

By Lucy Knisley
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French Milk is an interesting combination of pages. It’s part travelogue, part personal slice of life, part comic, part...»

The Quick : a novel

By Lauren Owen
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This is a quietly powerful Gothic love story about vampires and vampire-killers set in Victorian London (1892), the era when Dracula...»

The Girl You Left Behind

By Jojo Moyes
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The Girl You Left Behind is one of the best books I’ve read this year. Telling two tales that revolve around one work of art,...»

The Abomination

By Jonathan Holt
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The setting is Venice: the body of a murdered woman dressed in Catholic priest’s clothing washes up on the shore and becomes...»

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
Book

Werner is an orphaned German teenager with a knack for electronics; his talent is noticed and he is selected for enrollment in an...»

A Better World

By Marcus Sakey
Book

Marcus Sakey continues his outstanding dystopian trilogy (Book One was called Brilliance) with the suspenseful A Better World.There is...»

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Chestnut Street

By Maeve Binchy

Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities.

The Target

By David Baldacci

Earl Fontaine, a terminally ill Alabama death row prisoner, plans one last killing that will personally affect Robie and his fellow agent, Jessica Reel. Meanwhile Evan Tucker, the head of the CIA, recommends Robie and Reel for a mission to assassinate a foreign leader.

The Invisible Woman

Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

Detroit Unleaded

An ambitious Lebanese-American youth is forced to take over his family's gas station after his father's death.

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Nobel Prize

2013 Prize in Literature
Alice Munro

National Book Award

2013 Prize for Fiction
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride

2013 Prize for Nonfiction
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

by George Packer

Newbery Medal
2014 award
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo

Caldecott Medal
2014 award
Locomotive

by Brian Floca

Printz Award

2014 award
Midwinterblood

by Marcus Sedgwick

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Outlander
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Dark Skye
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Unbroken
, by Laura Hillenbrand
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America, by Dinesh D'Souza
Heaven is for Real
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