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Cutting for Stone

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned, they are bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine -- the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.

Written by Abraham Verghese | $15.95 | Vintage Books
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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

Half Broke Horses is written through the voice of Walls' tough-as-nails grandma Lily Casey Smith. Each chapter reads like a campfire tale of adventures with livestock, airplanes, and crooked men. Lily breaks wild broncos and stands up for the underdogs. This book has been called Little House on the Prairie for grownups for good reason.

Written by Jeanette Walls | $15.00 | Scribner Book Company
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Blind Your Ponies

As the coach of the hapless high school basketball team, Sam can't help but be moved by the bravery he witnesses in the everyday lives of people. How do they carry on? Drawing on the strength of the boys and sharing the hope they display, Sam finally begins to see a future worth living in Willow Creek, Montana.

Written by Stanley Gordon West | $14.95 | Algonquin Books
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Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay

This book chronicles the lives of Idella and Avis as they navigate life after a tragedy early on. From Canada to New England, readers will take these two characters into their hearts in this hilarious, touching book that takes place over seven decades. These women are lively and unforgettable.

Written by Beverly Jensen | $25.95 | Viking Books
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Winchell and Runyon: the True Untold Story

Two legendary journalists started out as adversaries and ended up being lifelong friends. They lived in an unforgettable era during World War II and the years following. Walter Winchell was a popular radio personality and Damon Runyon was a Broadway personality. Vivid and heartwarming, the book presents journalism in its prime.

Written by Trustin Howard | $15.95 | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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The Angel's Game

At the beginning of this labyrinthine thriller, a struggling pulp fiction writer is furiously tapping out story after story when he realizes that there is a connection between his book and the shadows of this dilapidated Barcelona mansion. Carlos Ruiz Zafon takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a tale of intrigue, romance, and tragedy.

Written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon | $15.95 | Anchor Books
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