Fiction Best Sellers


Fiction Best Sellers

 

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By Murakami, Haruki
Translator Rubin, Jay
Translator Gabriel, Philip
2011-10 – Knopf Publishing Group

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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and best-selling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell’s “1984.” 

The Litigators The Litigators
By Grisham, John
2011-10 – Doubleday Books

 

 

The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pull-ing the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that’s never “by the book.” Maybe that’s why, after more than twenty years of consecutive #1 “New York Times” best sellers, a new novel by America’s favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event. 

The Marriage Plot The Marriage Plot
By Eugenides, Jeffrey
2011-10 – Farrar Straus Giroux

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It’s the early 1980s–the country is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. But real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes. 416 pp. 400,000 print. (General Fiction) 

The Sense of an Ending The Sense of an Ending
By Barnes, Julian
2011-10 – Knopf Publishing Group

2011 Man Booker Prize Winner

 

By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, “The Sense of an Ending” extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling “Arthur & George” and continued with “Nothing to Be Frightened Of” and, most recently, “Pulse.”

Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years
By Maguire, Gregory
2011-11 – William Morrow & Company

 

Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last. The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the extraordinary bestselling series begun with “Wicked”, “Out of Oz” is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises–the hallmarks of the brilliant and unique imagination of Maguire. 592 pp. (General Fiction) 

The Night Circus The Night Circus
By Morgenstern, Erin
2011-09 – Doubleday Books 

To enter the black-and-white-striped tents of Le Cirque des Reves is to enter a world where objects really do turn into birds and people really do disappear. Even though visitors believe the performances are all illusion, they are obsessively drawn to this extraordinary night circus. Those who run and perform in the circus are its lifeblood. Marco Alisdair runs the operation from London as assistant to the eccentric proprietor. Celia Bowen holds it all together from her role as illusionist. As magicians, Marco and Celia are bound to each other in a deadly competition of powers, creating ever more fantastical venues for circus goers to marvel at. But falling in love was never part of the game, and the players struggle to extricate themselves from this contest while keeping the circus afloat. 

The Paris Wife The Paris Wife
By McLain, Paula
2011-02 – Ballantine Books
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A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, “The Paris Wife” captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. 

Zero Day Zero Day
By Baldacci, David
2011-10 – Grand Central Publishing 

John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigative Division. Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. 416 pp. (Espionage/Thriller)

The Cat's Table The Cat’s Table
By Ondaatje, Michael
2011-10 – Knopf Publishing Group

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From Michael Ondaatje: a stunning new novel–by turns poignant and electrifying–about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a sea voyage.

A Dance with Dragons A Dance with Dragons
By Martin, George R. R.
2011-07 – Bantam Books

 

Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by “TIME” magazine, Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 “New York Times”-bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series–as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. 

State of Wonder State of Wonder
By Patchett, Ann
2011-06 – Harper

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Award-winning “New York Times”-bestselling author Patchett (“Bel Canto, The Magician’s Assistant”) returns with a provocative novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest–a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love. 

The Affair The Affair
By Child, Lee
2011-09 – Delacorte Press

 

 

Ever wonder why Jack Reacher left the Military Police and became a one-man freelance vigilante squad? Child goes back 14 years to show how it all happened. 

The Best of Me The Best of Me
By Sparks, Nicholas
2011-10 – Grand Central Publishing

 

 

Sparks’ latest is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they’ve taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined–and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of their mentor, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past. 288 pp. (General Fiction) 

The Dovekeepers The Dovekeepers
By Hoffman, Alice
2011-10 – Scribner Book Company

 

 

Hoffman weaves a spellbinding tale of four extraordinary, bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in desperate days. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets–about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and who they love. 512 pp. 150,000 print. (General Fiction) 

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel
By Bradley, Alan
Author Bradley, C. Alan
2011-11 – Delacorte Press

 

It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce–an 11-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving–is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. 

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