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Top five best selling hardcover fiction books of the week: August 2014

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As of today these are the top five best selling hardcover fiction books according to The New York Times.

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1. “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” – Haruki Murakami
This new novel by the internationally best-selling contemporary Japanese writer Haruki Murakami is the story of Tsukuru Tazaki’s difficult coming of age. As a grown man he is searching for answers and wants to understand why his life changed so drastically sixteen years ago. That was when his childhood friends suddenly and inexplicably disappeared from his life and now he needs to find out why and accept it so he can move on with his life.

2. “Adultery” – Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian author of many international best-sellers including “The Alchemist.” In his new novel, Linda is a journalist who is plagued by boredom and depression and risks everything when she has an affair with a former boyfriend.

3. “Big Little Lies” – Liane Moriarty
Madeline, Celeste and Jane are three mothers with secrets and children in the same school. Jane is new in town and when Madeline and Celeste befriend her everything gets turned upside down. “Big Little Lies” is a story about ex-husbands, second wives, family, scandals and lies.

4. “The Goldfinch” – Donna Tartt
Theo Decker is a thirteen year old New Yorker who is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend after his mother dies in an accident and his father abandons him. His only solace comes from a mysterious painting that draws him into the underworld of art that gets even more mysterious as he grows into an adult.

5. “Mean Streak” – Sandra Brown
Dr Emory Charbonneau is a pediatrician and marathon runner who disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. She regains consciousness she finds herself being held captive by a mysterious stranger who won’t even tell her his name. Determined to survive, Emory begins to question her life and the people she thought she knew.

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