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Recent and Readable January 2015

 

Check out January’s List of new books worth reading!
The Paris Winter: A Novel
Imogen Robertson · St. Martin’s Press
There is but one Paris.Vincent Van GoghMaud Heighton came to Lafond’s famous Academie to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris, she quickly realizes, is no place for a light purse. While her fellow students enjoy…
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A Map of Betrayal: A Novel
Ha Jin · Pantheon; 1St Edition edition
A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the YearFrom the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: a riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries—China and the United States—and two families….
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The Peripheral
William Gibson · Putnam Adult; 1St Edition edition
William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010’s New York Times–bestselling Zero History. Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered from…
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Malice: A Mystery
Keigo Higashino , · Minotaur Books
“This smart and original mystery is a true page-turner… will baffle, surprise, and draw out suspicion until the final few pages. With each book, Higashino continues to elevate the modern mystery as an intense and inventive literary form.” —Library Journal (starred…
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Crooked River: A Novel
Valerie Geary · William Morrow
With the inventiveness and emotional power of Promise Not to Tell, The Death of Bees, and After Her, a powerful literary debut about family and friendship, good and evil, grief and forgiveness.He is not evil. I am not good. We are the same: broken and put back together again.Still grieving…
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The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel
Michel Faber · Hogarth; 1St Edition edition
A monumental, genre-defying novel that David Mitchell calls “Michel Faber’s second masterpiece,” The Book of Strange New Things is a masterwork from a writer in full command of his many talents. It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission…
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The Bishop’s Wife
Mette Ivie Harrison · Soho Crime
In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Linda Wallheim is a devout Mormon, the mother of five boys and the wife of a bishop. But Linda is increasingly troubled by her church’s structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing…
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For the Dead
Timothy Hallinan · Soho Crime; First Edition edition
After seven years in Bangkok, American travel writer Poke Rafferty finally feels settled: his family is about to grow larger, and his adopted Thai daughter, Miaow, seems to have found her place at junior high school at last. All that is endangered when Miaow helps her boyfriend buy a stolen…
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Moriarty
Anthony Horowitz · Harper
The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.Internationally…
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How to be both: A novel
Ali Smith · Pantheon; 1 edition
SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEPassionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. A true original, she is a one-of-a-kind literary sensation. Her novels consistently attract serious acclaim and discussion—and…
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
Hilary Mantel · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that has been called “scintillating” (New York Times Books Review), “breathtaking” (NPR), “exquisite” (The Chicago Tribune) and “otherworldly”…
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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson · Spiegel & Grau
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, THE WASHINGTON POST, AND KIRKUS REVIEWSA powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem…
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The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Kara Cooney · Crown; First Edition edition
An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt’s throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty—was born into a privileged…
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The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control
Walter Mischel · Little, Brown and Company
Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications…
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