In no particular order:
- The Fault in Our Stars John Green Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
- Sophie Calle: The Address Book Sophie Callie Having found a lost address book on the street in Paris, Calle copied the pages before returning it anonymously to its owner. She then embarked on a search to come to know this stranger by contacting listed individuals—in essence, following him through the map of his acquaintances.
- All We Know: Three Lives Lisa Cohen Lisa Cohen chronicles the lives of New York intellectual Esther Murphy, celebrity ephemera collector Mercedes de Acosta, and British Vogue editor Madge Garland as well as their lifestyles, influence on fashion, and celebrity friendships.
- Purity Jackson Pearce Sixteen-year-old Shelby finds it difficult to balance her mother’s dying request to live a life without restraint with her father’s plans for his “little princess,” which include attending a traditional father-daughter dance that culminates with a ceremonial vow to live “whole, pure lives.”
- Gone Girl Gillian Flynn After a woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage. Her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.
- Lord Peter Wimsey
Dorothy L. Sayers1) Strong Poison, 2) Have His Carcase, 3) Gaudy Night, and 4) Busman’s Honeymoon
- Barack Obama: The Story David Maraniss The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of They Marched Into Sunlight draws on hundreds of interviews and written sources to present a richly textured account of the 44th president and the forces that shaped his character and beliefs, tracing the experiences of family members before his birth through his entry into politics.
- The Odds Stewart O’Nan Struggling with job losses, the imminent foreclosure of their home and a floundering marriage, Art and Marion Fowler liquidate their savings and reserve the bridal suite at a Niagara Falls casino, where they make high-risk bets in the hopes of fixing their finances.
- Girlchild Tupelo Hassman Obsessively following the edicts of the Girl Scouts Handbook in spite of her lack of a troop, young Rory longs to escape the Reno trailer park where she lives with her bartender mother.
- This is How You Lose Her Junot Diaz The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao presents a lyrical collection of stories that explore the heartbreak and radiance of love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal and the echoes of intimacy.
- My Husband and My Wives Charles Rowan Beye My Husband and My Wives: A Gay’s Man’s Odyssey is Charles Rowan Beye’s memoir of a man reflecting on eight tumultuous decades at the complications of discovering at puberty that he is attracted to other men.
- NW Zadie Smith Growing up in the same 1970s urban planning development in Northwest London, four young people pursue independent and reasonably successful lives until one of them is abruptly drawn out of her isolation by a stranger who is seeking her help.
- Mortality Christopher Hitchens Mortality traces the author’s battle with esophageal cancer — as he continued to write columns on politics and culture for Vanity Fair — and describes his views on life and death.
- We Learn Nothing Tim Kreider New York Times political cartoonist and writer Tim Kreider presents a collection of his most popular essays and drawings about life and government hypocrisy. We Learn Nothing asks big questions about human-sized problems: What if you survive a brush with death and it doesn’t change you? Why do we fall in love with people we don’t even like? How do you react when someone you’ve known for years unexpectedly changes genders?
- Heft Liz Moore An obese former academic shut-in and a poor kid dreaming of a successful baseball career are linked together by a former student who transforms their lives.
- The Double Game Dan Fesperman Decades after his favorite author confesses that he considered spying for the enemy during the Cold War, former journalist Bill Cage follows a trail of literary bread crumbs through Vienna, Prague and Budapest to discover links between the author, a beautiful woman and the CIA.
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