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FICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN
August 2018

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Fantasy & Science

Avalanche by Mercedes Lackey, et al.

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John Murdock and The Seraphym navigate their pasts and the suspicion of former allies in their efforts to stop the Thulians, who have destroyed the Metis home world. Co-written by the New York Times best-selling author of the Bardic Voices series. Secret World Chronicle No. 5

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Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

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Haunted by the disappearance of his younger brother five years earlier, Ben takes a job at the store where his brother went missing, encountering eerie co-workers and unsettling phenomena. By the author of Penpal.

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Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu. Trans by Joel Martinsen.

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After witnessing his parents' bizarre death by ball lightning, Chin uncovers a new frontier in particle physics that pits him against a weapons-obsessed army major and an unscrupulous physicist. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Three-body Problem.

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Connect by Julian Gough

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Struggling to balance her research with the needs of her technologically gifted but socially disabled son, a biologist has a major breakthrough in her lab that her son secretly releases on the internet, garnering attention from high-profile and dangerous individuals.

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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

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A thief in a city controlled by industrialized magic joins forces with a rare honest police officer to stop an ancient evil ritual that endangers thousands of lives. By the author of City of Stairs. The Founders Trilogy No. 1

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Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

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Mercenary Kate Daniels receives a mysterious box that represents a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, a challenge that convinces her to combine forces with an unlikely ally. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Magic Binds. Kate Daniels No. 10

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The Point by John Dixon

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Recruited into a secret West Point unit for cadets with extraordinary abilities, a daredevil misfit is trained in telekinetic combat and dreamscape recon, only to discover that her energy powers are spiraling out of control.

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Privateer by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes

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Rescuing herself and her crew with the help of Prince Tom, Captain Kate is drawn into the high-risk intrigues of doing business with the kingdom. Co-written by a New York Times best-selling author. The Dragon Corsairs No. 2

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Relic by Alan Dean Foster

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A lone surviving human of a destructive engineered virus is rendered a research subject by his alien rescuers, who outmaneuver his reluctance by offering to help him find the mythical planet Earth. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Strange Music.

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Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton

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U.S. marshal and paranormal hunter Anita Blake faces new and deadlier enemies as she and those she loves confront major changes in their lives. By the author of Crimson Death. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter No. 26

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Severance by Ling Ma

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A survivor of an apocalyptic plague maintains a blog about a decimated Manhattan before joining a motley group of survivors to search for a place to rebuild, a goal that is complicated by an unscrupulous group leader.

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A Short Film About Disappointment by Joshua Mattson

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A jaded film critic peppers his reviews with disclosures from his own life, from his dream of making a film without mainstream commercialism to his feud with a vending-machine tycoon. A first novel.

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The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams

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Recruiting supernaturally gifted kids to help stop a cataclysmic force from decimating countless worlds, agent Jane Kamali teams up with a telekinetic teen to navigate the madcap schemes of a power-hungry fascist cult. The Universe After No. 1

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Vox by Christina Dalcher

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Marginalized in a near-future America where the government limits women to no more than 100 spoken words daily before outlawing women's education and employment altogether, a former doctor resolves to be heard for the sake of her daughter.

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General Fiction

Bindi by Paul Matthew Maisano

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An orphan from India is impulsively adopted by a Los Angeles interior decorator whose initial struggles with motherhood are complicated by the discovery that the boy is loved by a distant surviving relative. A first novel.

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Cherry by Nico Walker

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Rashly marrying his college girlfriend to keep their relationship active during his tour of duty, a college dropout turned army soldier is overwhelmed by the realities of war, PTSD and opioid addiction before forging a desperate plan. A first novel.

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The Devoted by Blair Hurley

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Seeking solace in Buddhism to the chagrin of her Irish Catholic family, an enlightenment-seeking store clerk becomes dangerously entangled with her Zen Master and reinvents herself in New York City before the past catches up in disturbing ways.

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The Distance Home by Paula Saunders

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Two siblings enduring a hardscrabble existence in 1960s rural South Dakota pursue separate but equally extreme measures to find creative outlets and escape the dark, secretive elements of their community. A first novel.

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French Exit by Patrick deWitt

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Bankrupted by her infamous litigator husband's tabloid death, a scandal-fearing widow flees New York for Paris, where her deadbeat son and she navigate near-comic self-destructive choices. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Sisters Brothers.

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Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey

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A daughter living in a cult community where everyone thinks it is perpetually 1985 frantically searches for her mother, who was the first non-resident to join the town and who may have become the first person to leave.

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Horse by Talley English

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Falling in love with a magnificent but dangerously headstrong horse in the wake of her father's abandonment, a preteen farm girl reevaluates her beliefs about family, loss and forgiveness while carefully training her new equine friend.

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If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim

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Forced into the life of a refugee when the North Korean army invades her home, 16-year-old Haemi is forced to choose between love and security in ways that resonate throughout generations of her family. A first novel.

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Influence by Carl Weber

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When her son's graduation is upended by a drug charge, lawyer Jacqueline Hudson builds a defense case opposite her ex, a situation that is further complicated by family drama. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Preacher's Son.

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Kismet by Luke Tredget

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Living in a world where a matchmaking app drives relationships, 29-year-old Anna reconsiders her options when she meets a dashing older journalist with a higher compatibility score than her safe, stable boyfriend. A first novel.

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The Line That Held Us by David Joy

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A deer hunter and his friend cover up the accidental shooting death of a man from a notoriously violent family, which discovers the crime and retaliates in nightmarish ways. By the author of Where All Light Tends to Go.

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Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

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A disenchanted farmer's wife and a widowed museum curator begin a correspondence over their mutual fascination with poet Seamus Heaney's "The Tollund Man" and gradually share details from their lives, forging an unexpected bond along the way. A first novel.

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Mysterium by Susan Froderberg

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A young woman who lost her mother in a climbing accident resolves to summit the tallest peak in the Indian Himalayas, Mount Sarasvati, as a member of an uneasy team consisting of scholars, exes and grieving survivors.

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Ohio by Stephen Markley

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Four former classmates converge on their recession- and opioid-ravaged hometown on a fateful summer night that finds them pursuing respective goals based on haunting memories from their shared past. A first novel.

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Open Me by Lisa Locascio

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Redirected to Copenhagen by a logistical mix-up, a college student studying abroad falls for her guide and embarks on an erotically charged transformative journey of self-discovery that is overshadowed by her lover's dark temperament. A first novel.

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Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

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The members of a family in a once-idyllic fishing community decimated by mysteriously dwindling fish populations pursue respective goals in work and love in their determination to survive. By the author of Etta and Otto and Russell and James.

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Putney by Sofka Zinovieff

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An inappropriate bond between the preadolescent daughter of a famous novelist and a rising 1970s London composer 20 years her senior intensifies into a predatory affair, in an explosive tale told from three perspectives.

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A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua

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Betrayed by the boss who is also the father of her unborn child, an undocumented Chinese factory worker is forced to flee and reinvent herself in San Francisco's Chinatown in the desperate hopes of securing American citizenship for her baby.

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Rush by Lisa Patton

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A wealthy southern mom's ambition to secure her daughter's sorority membership compromises the prospects of a maternal housekeeper and a sweet, unpedigreed pledge harboring a dark secret. By the best-selling author of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter.

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The Shakespeare Requirement by Julie Schumacher

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A sequel to the prize-winning Dear Committee Members finds newly appointed English Department chair Jason Fitger navigating his wife's affair with his boss, budget cuts, a formidable department secretary and a Shakespeare scholar who refuses to retire.

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Sight by Jessie Greengrass

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A first novel by an award-winning writer draws on the history of psychoanalysis and the origins of modern surgery to explore the complexities and poignant birth-and-death cycles of being a child, choosing to become a parent and letting go.

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The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg

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Attending a film festival with tickets purchased by her recently deceased husband, a grieving widow is shocked to discover her husband alive and must navigate an increasingly blurred line between reality and fantasy to uncover the truth. By the author of Find Me.

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We All Love the Beautiful Girls by Joanne Proulx

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Three suburban families' lives spiral dangerously out of control after a man and woman are cheated out of their life savings by their best friend and a teenage boy passes out in the snow at a party.

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We That Are Young by Preti Taneja

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A modern-day King Lear, set in contemporary India, traces the power struggles of a turbulent family that becomes painfully subject to the anti-corruption riots of 2011 and 2012, a father's advancing dementia and an unwanted arranged marriage.

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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Viewed with suspicion in the aftermath of a tragedy, a beautiful hermit who has survived for years in a marsh becomes targeted by unthinkable forces. A first novel by the New York Times best-selling author of Cry of the Kalahari.

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Historical

The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles

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An orphaned kitchen maid and the reckless daughter of a sugar baron embark on a volatile friendship marked by their ambitions to escape, their changing fortunes and unexpected fame. By the award-winning author of The Seamstress.

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Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton

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A literary friendship between headstrong journalist Martha Gellhorn and the iconic, married Ernest Hemingway flourishes into romance throughout their coverage of the Spanish Civil War, a period that establishes Martha's career and inspires Hemingway's Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece.

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Becoming Belle by Nuala O'Connor

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The charming eldest daughter of a 19th-century middle-class military family reinvents herself to gain entry into London's cultural and social circles before falling in love with a young aristocrat whose brutal father disapproves of the match. By the author of Miss Emily.

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Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

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As war is raging, young French Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, becoming an unwilling and unwelcome guest that soon has feelings for the daughter of the house, Lydia Wilde.

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Conscience by Alice Mattison

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A New Haven writer confronts the choices she made at the sides of her fellow Vietnam War protesters when she is asked to write an essay that is further complicated by the tangled history she shares with her husband.

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The Court Dancer by Kyong-Suk Sin

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The New York Times best-selling author of Please Look After Mom presents the story of an enigmatic orphan-turned-dancer who is caught up in the dizzying sweep of court life in the dramatic final years of the Korean Empire.

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The Last Hours by Minette Walters

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Assuming control of her despised late husband's people in the wake of the Black Death, a 14th-century noblewoman struggles to protect formerly oppressed people who have been rendered superstitious and fanatical by the plague. By a New York Times best-selling author. Black Death No. 1

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The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

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A recently divorced information-booth worker stumbles on an abandoned art school within a crumbling Grand Central Terminal before learning the story of a talented woman artist who went missing 50 years earlier. By the national best-selling author of The Dollhouse and The Address.

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Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

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The award-winning author of Bodies of Water traces the story of the 11-year-old kidnapping victim whose 1948 abduction inspired Nabokov's Lolita, recreating in chilling detail Sally Horner's exploitation and assault by predatory former inmate Frank LaSalle.

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The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies

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Enjoying her life in 1935 Ceylon in spite of heartbreaking miscarriages, the daughter of a successful British gem trader is forced by her husband's sudden death to unravel a mystery involving a local cinnamon plantation and an outdoorsman's checkered past. By the best-selling author of The Tea Planter's Wife.

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The Sea Queen by Linnea Hartsuyker

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Ragnvald navigates increasingly treacherous political and military uprisings on behalf of King Harald, while his adventure-craving sister, Svanhild, longs for a more stable home for her son. By the author of The Half-drowned King. Half-Drowned King No. 2

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The Secret of the Irish Castle by Santa Montefiore

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Leaving America for Dublin, Martha falls impossibly in love with a man from her birth mother's community; while Bridie struggles with her new husband's wandering eye, and Kitty reevaluates a past love. Hardcover Library Edition. By the New York Times best-selling author of Daughters of Ireland. Deverill Chronicles No. 3

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So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernieres

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A closely knit group of British men and women struggle to cope with the world, and their own traumas, in the aftermath of World War I. By the author of Corelli's Mandolin. The Dust That Falls From Dreams No. 2

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Tiffany Blues by M. J. Rose

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A candidate at Tiffany's Jazz Age artist colony navigates her attraction to her host's grandson and competes for a gallery spot before an unknown rival exposes her traumatic past. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Library of Light and Shadow.

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Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison

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Facing starvation and worse when she is orphaned on her family's 1885 homestead, a 17-year-old sharpshooter cuts off her hair and disguises herself as a boy to journey across the mountains in search of her outlaw brother.

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Mystery & Detective

Bone on Bone by Julia Keller

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An investigation involving the suspicious deaths of a drug addict's parents is complicated by former deputy Jake Oakes' struggles to adjust to his physical challenges and Bell's grief over the loss of her sister. By the author of Bitter River. Bell Elkins No. 8

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The Breakers by Marcia Muller

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The disappearance of a young recovering addict in southwest San Francisco leads private investigator Sharon McCone to the site of a Prohibition-era nightclub, where she discovers a ghastly chamber of horrors. By a New York Times best-selling author. Sharon McCone No. 33

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City of Ink by Elsa Hart

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Forced to return home to unravel the mystery surrounding his mentor's execution, Li Du confronts painful memories while investigating a double murder, the secrets of several Beijing residents and threats against his safety. By the author of White Mirror. Li Du No. 3

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Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger

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Cork and his son, Stephen, investigate a plane crash that has killed a senator, a case that is further complicated by the baffling disappearances of several first responders. By the New York Times best-selling author of Ordinary Grace. Cork O'Connor No. 17

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Don't Eat Me by Colin Cotterill

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Dr. Siri Paiboun, the ex-national coroner of Laos, must figure out how to use a high-tech movie camera so he can film a Lao adaptation of War and Peace while helping his friend Inspector Phosy with a murder investigation involving gnawed human remains. Dr. Siri Paiboun Mysteries No. 13

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Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

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Lady Georgiana Rannoch's establishment as mistress of a grand estate is stymied by the property's disarray, the curious incompetence of the staff and a suspicious gas leak. By the award-winning author of the Molly Murphy series. By a New York Times best-selling author. Royal Spyness Mysteries No. 12

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In the Valley of the Devil by Hank Early

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Private investigator Earl Marcus thought he’d conquered his demons after vanquishing the malevolent spirit of his fundamentalist preacher father—but now, he must face something much more terrifying than the devil he knew. By the author of Heaven's Crooked Finger. Earl Marcus Mysteries No. 2

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Little Comfort by Edwin Hill

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Harvard librarian Hester Thursby must track down charismatic—and deadly—con man Sam Blaine before he bilks another widow out of her life savings. A first novel. Hester Thursby Mysteries No. 1

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The Man Who Couldn't Miss by David Handler

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Working on a new novel and holding out hope of reconciling with his actress ex, Hollywood ghostwriter Hoagy and his beloved basset hound help the Connecticut police investigate a murder in a fabled summer playhouse. Steward Hoag Mysteries No. 10

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The Mark by Janet Evanovich & Raymond Benson

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Fox and O'Hare's efforts to assemble a team to defend against a murderous adversary are complicated by a betrayal that has put Kate's father on the most-wanted list. Co-written by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum series. Fox and O'Hare No. 6

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The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah

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Accused by strangers of trying to set them up for murder, Hercule Poirot teams up with Scotland Yard policeman Edward Catchpool to investigate the drowning death of an elderly man. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Monogram Murders. New Hercule Poirot Mysteries No. 3

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One on One by Michael Brandman

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Reluctantly returning home when his father's ALS reaches debilitating levels, LAPD detective Buddy Steel is shocked by the brutal murder of the privileged coastal community's prominent sports coach. By a New York Times best-selling author. Buddy Steel Mysteries No. 2

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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

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The daughter of a woman who has wanted nothing more than a quiet life in her small beachside home embarks on a desperate search for answers when she discovers the explosive truth about her mother's true identity.

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Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis

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Poppy Harmon and her friends find that life after retirement can be much busier—and deadlier—than any of them ever anticipated. Desert Flowers Mysteries No. 1

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The Prisoner in the Castle by Susan Elia MacNeal

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Exiled on a remote Scottish island with other SOE agents, World War II codebreaker Maggie Hope searches for a killer among her fellow spies when they begin to drop off one by one. By the New York Times best-selling author of Mr. Churchill's Secretary. Maggie Hope No. 8

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Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert

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In Taylorsford, Virginia, during the height of October's leaf-peeping season, Library director Amy Webber, and her assistant, Sunny, prepare for the library's yard sale fundraiser—until a dead body stops them in their tracks. By the author of A Murder for the Books. Blue Ridge Library Mysteries No. 2

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The Spy of Venice by Benet Brandreth

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Seeking his fortune in 16th-century London, a talented wordsmith joins a band of players before he is dispatched to Venice on an assignment that renders him the target of Catholic assassins and a shadowy killer. A first novel. William Shakespeare Mysteries No. 1

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Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

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A London policewoman from a troubled family is forced to investigate dark secrets in her estranged father's past to solve the murder of a young housewife and the disappearance of a teen girl years earlier.

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A Tale of Two Murders by Heather Redmond

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With the help of his boss' attractive, vivacious daughter, young journalist Charles Dickens investigates the death of a young woman that bears unsettling similarities to a murder that occurred a year ago to the day. Dickens of a Crime No. 1

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Toucan Keep a Secret by Donna Andrews

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Discovering the body of an elderly parishioner who had threatened to reclaim his wife' ashes from the church crypt, Meg uncovers local secrets with the help of The Reverend Smith's foster toucan. By the New York Times best-selling author of Gone Gull. Meg Langslow No. 23

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Walking Shadows by Faye Kellerman

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Decker and Lazarus risk their lives to solve a pair of brutal murders that may be tied to a crime from more than 20 years earlier. By the New York Times best-selling author of Bone Box. Decker/Lazarus No. 25

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Romance

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

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A damaged couple in a troubled marriage grapple with the memories and mistakes they've made and secrets they've kept as they try to repair their love. By a #1 New York Times best-selling.

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Born to Be Wilde by Eloisa James

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Desperate LaVinia Gray gets some unexpected help from Parth Sterling, the richest bachelor in England, with finding a husband, and as they work closely together, she vows to convince him that he is the only man for her. The Wildes of Lindow Castle No. 3

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Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin

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When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and launches a killing spree to avenge himself against those who put him behind bars, a successful defense attorney is forced to investigate a disturbing case from her past. By a New York Times best-selling author. Wolfe Security No. 1

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Head Games by Mary B. Morrison

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Four competitive friends wager on which of them can "date-and-dump" the most women and post the proof on social media, a situation that culminates in dangerous consequences. By the best-selling author of Soulmates Dissipate.

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His Only Weakness by Maya Banks

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As psychic Tori Devereaux begins to experience nightmarish visions about her former attacker, Devereaux Security Services bodyguard Dane Elliot is forced to acknowledge his growing feelings in order to keep her safe. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author. Slow Burn No. 6

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Impostor's Lure by Carla Neggers

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The murder of a federal prosecutor found in possession of an art forgery places Sharpe and Donovan on a high-stakes manhunt that tests the limits of their skills. By a New York Times best-selling author. Sharpe & Donovan No. 9

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Safe and Sound by Fern Michaels

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Learning that a deceased former client's young prodigy son is being increasingly subjected to danger by greedy caregivers, Isabelle summons the Sisterhood to protect the boy and search for one of their own who has gone missing. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author. Sisterhood No. 29

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Second Time Sweeter by Beverly Jenkins

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A redemption-seeking recovering alcoholic and foster-child mentor seeks forgiveness from the woman he betrayed, while a store owner and his high school sweetheart consider a second chance at love. By a USA Today best-selling author. Blessings No. 9

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Stygian by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Traces the story of an Urian who questions his predatory role and travels to the depths of Hades to save the woman he loves, at the risk of multiple worlds. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Styxx. Dark-Hunter No. 22

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Summer on the River by Marcia Willett

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A threatening secret, an unhappy marriage and an unexpected love affair threaten Evie and Charlie's family during what they fear may be their last shared summer at a beloved riverside home. By the best-selling author of A Week in Winter.

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Texas Free by Janet Dailey

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A woman seeking refuge on her inherited ranch and a Special Ranger posing as a rugged cowhand navigate doubts about each other while investigating an outbreak of cattle rustling. By a New York Times best-selling author. Tylers of Texas No. 5

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Story Collections

Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine: Stories by Kevin Wilson

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A new collection from the best-selling author of Perfect Little World and The Family Fang uses his signature quirky language to explore the emotional complexities between parents and children in such stories as "Wildfire Johnny" and "Scroll Through the Weapons."

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Certain American States: Stories by Catherine Lacey

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The author of The Answers presents a first collection of short stories in which subtly complex characters search for love, struggle with grief and explore the minutiae of the human condition.

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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk. Trans by Jennifer Croft.

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A meditative collection from Poland explores themes of travel, movement and existentialism in stories that feature protagonists who question their shifting perspectives in time and space as they tackle extreme agendas.

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How Are You Going to Save Yourself by JM Holmes

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Four friends come of age in a Rhode Island postindustrial enclave and struggle to liberate themselves from the limitations imposed on African Americans while navigating the dynamics of sex, drugs, class and family. A first novel.

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The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor

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Returns readers to the territory of the award-winning author's Reservoir 13, tracing the efforts of an interviewer who collects stories throughout a secretive English village to piece together the fate of a missing girl.

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Suspense

Abandoned by Allison Brennan

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Max Revere investigates the disappearance of her own mother several years earlier, tracing her activities in a small Chesapeake Bay community where witnesses are keeping dark secrets. By a New York Times best-selling author. Max Revere No. 5

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Dead Man Running by Steve Hamilton

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In a hunt that will take him across the country and to the edge of his limits, Alex McKnight fights to stop a vicious killer before he can exact his ultimate revenge. By a New York Times best-selling author. Alex McKnight Thrillers No. 11

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The Drama Teacher by Koren Zailckas

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An expert in fake identities is forced by circumstance to reinvent herself repeatedly to safeguard her children, a strategy that leads to a prestigious teaching job before her fears of discovery culminate in increasingly desperate and violent acts. By the New York Times best-selling author of Smashed and Mother, Mother.

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Feared by Lisa Scottoline

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When nemesis Nick Machiavelli targets her family with frivolous legal claims and slander that escalate to an unthinkable tragedy, Mary DiNunzio discovers her own unsettling capacity for dark retaliation. By the New York Times best-selling author of Corrupted. Rosato & DiNunzio No. 6

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The Iceman by P. T. Deutermann

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A decorated submarine commander haunted by a violent youth unsettles his crew with the incrementally risky measures he takes to sink Japanese ships in the western Pacific during World War II. By the W. Y. Boyd Award-winning author of Pacific Glory.

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Last Looks by Howard Michael Gould

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Pathologically committed to a minimalist life in solitude, a former LAPD superstar is drawn by his ex into the case of a once-famous, heavily-drinking actor whose wife has been found dead. A first novel.

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The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer

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The rise and fall of a domestic left-wing terrorist group is traced from the perspectives of an FBI agent, an undercover agent, a convert and a writer on the sidelines. By a New York Times best-selling author.

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The Money Shot by Stuart Woods & Parnell Hall

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Disguising himself as a stuntman to investigate blackmail threats against an actress starring in a new production, Teddy Fay discovers that the perpetrators are looking for something other than money, in a novel that also features fan-favorite Stone Barrington. Co-written by a #1 New York Times best-selling author. Teddy Fay No. 2

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The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel

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Reunited after a 20-year separation triggered by their mother's mysterious death, a reckless woman and her obedient sister secretly plot to kill their cold-hearted, controlling father in order to correct the past.

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The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

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A blissful romance between Adam and Emily is challenged by Adam's manipulative mother, who resorts to dire measures to keep all other women out of her son's life. A first novel.

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Our House by Louise Candlish

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Arriving home to find strangers moving into the prized family home she agreed to share with her ex, Fiona endures a domino effect of horrors as she discovers that her children have gone missing amid terrible revelations.

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Red, White, Blue by Lea Carpenter

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Mourning the charismatic father who died suspiciously the day before her wedding, Anna becomes estranged from her new husband before meeting an enigmatic stranger who alludes to her father's secret past. By the screenwriter of Mile 22.

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Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou

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After killing Penny's brutal husband in a fire, orphaned sisters Penny and Hattie think have gotten away with murder, until, more than year later, they both fall for the same charming young newcomer, and things begin to unravel.

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Suffer the Children by Lisa Black

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Cleveland forensics expert Maggie Gardiner and her partner, Jack Renner, investigate after two young people turn up dead at a secure facility for juvenile offenders. By the New York Times best-selling author of Unpunished. Gardiner and Renner No. 4

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Swift Vengeance by T. Jefferson Parker

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Tracking a mysterious killer who has been targeting drone operators, PI Roland Ford strikes an uneasy alliance with an FBI agent who is haunted by Bureau failures. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Room of White Fire.

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Tailspin by Sandra Brown

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Hired to deliver a mysterious box to a fogbound Georgia town, daredevil pilot Rye Mallett is targeted by saboteurs and law enforcement before teaming up with an attractive but suspicious doctor to determine the box's significance. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author.

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Texas Ranger by James Patterson & Andrew Bourelle

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Dedicated Texas Ranger Rory Yates is wrongly implicated in the murder of his ex-wife and finds his skills pushed to the limit in his effort to discover the real killer and prove his own innocence. Co-written by a #1 best-selling author.

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Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

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The internationally best-selling author of The Trouble With Goats and Sheep presents the story of an injured woman who meditates on her complicated relationship with a best friend when a man they believed was dead joins her retirement community.

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Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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An unlikely alliance between an accused killer who swears she is innocent and a grieving journalist who would rebuild her shattered life leads to a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. By the award-winning author of Say No More.

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Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day

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A grieving widow tackles her phobias during a week-long stay at a dark-sky park, where a college reunion is marred by murder. By the Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Little Pretty Things.

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An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

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Weathering a storm that has cut them off from the outside world, the guests at a Catskills skiing lodge panic as an unknown assailant starts killing them off one by one. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Couple Next Door.

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The Washington Decree by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Trans by Steve Schein.

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Doggie, a dedicated advisor who has spent more than half her life supporting a remarkable Democratic candidate's path to the White House, is shattered when the president-elect's wife is assassinated on election night by Doggie's Republican father.

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