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#1 THE WATER DANCER

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved.

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#2 THE INSTITUTE

Stephen King

Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.

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#3 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

Delia Owens

A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

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#4 THE DUTCH HOUSE

Ann Patchett

A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.

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#5 BLOODY GENIUS

John Sandford

The 12th book in the Virgil Flowers series. A fight between university departments turns deadly.

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#6 THE TESTAMENTS

Margaret Atwood

In a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead’s theocratic regime shows signs of decay.

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#7 VINCE FLYNN: LETHAL AGENT

Kyle Mills

Mexican cartels, ISIS and a possible pandemic bring Mitch Rapp back into action.

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#8 CILKA'S JOURNEY

Heather Morris

A 16-year-old, who sleeps with a concentration camp commandant in order to survive, is sentenced to a Siberian prison camp where she cares for the ill.

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#9 FULL THROTTLE

Joe Hill

A collection of short stories including two written with Stephen King: “Throttle” and “In the Tall Grass.”

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#10 IMAGINARY FRIEND

Stephen Chbosky

After disappearing for six days, a boy emerges from the woods with a voice in his head that sends him on a mission.

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#11 A MRS. MIRACLE CHRISTMAS

Debbie Macomber

A visitor helps the McCullough family beyond expectation during the holiday season.

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#12 THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE

David Lagercrantz

Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

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#13 THE ORACLE

Jonathan Cahn

A traveler discovers mysteries hidden behind seven locked doors.

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#14 RED AT THE BONE

Jacqueline Woodson

The long-lasting decisions young people make are explored through the history of a Brooklyn teenager’s family.

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#15 THE SECRETS WE KEPT

Lara Prescott

During the Cold War, members of the C.I.A.’s typing pool aid its mission to smuggle the banned book “Doctor Zhivago” behind the Iron Curtain.

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