The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

November 28, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron grew up fending off a sister who constantly wanted to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, an outspoken, independent young woman, she’s like a breath of fresh air. He marries her without hesitation, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. […]

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The Night Season by Chelsea Cain

November 21, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): He captured the Beauty Killer, one of the most deranged serial killers in the country. Now, Portland police detective Archie Sheridan faces a different kind of killer—a brutal rain season that has flooded the Willamette River, claiming several lives. As water levels rise, so does the fear. Because some of […]

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Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci

November 17, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Evan Waller is a monster . . . He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . . and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the […]

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Mr. Monk Helps Himself by Hy Conrad

November 12, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Now that Monk and Natalie are both in San Francisco again, life is almost back to normal for the duo, with one exception: Natalie is studying for her PI license, the last step to becoming Monk’s full partner. Before taking the plunge, Natalie sneaks off to Half Moon Bay for […]

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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

November 7, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and […]

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The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva

November 4, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Once a key operative in secret Israeli-intelligence missions, Gabriel Allon is on the run from his past, assuming a quiet life as a meticulous restorer of priceless works of art. But now he is being called back into the game. The agent with whom he is teamed hides behind her […]

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