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I\'m in Love With a Big Blue Frog

Book Picks for 2013: I\'m in Love With a Big Blue Frog

This list of book picks for 2013 has been prepared by Jonah Zimiles

By: Peter Yarrow.

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The Aviator\'s Wife

Book Picks for 2013: The Aviator\'s Wife

By: Melanie Benjamin. In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Melanie Benjamin is a pseudonym for Melanie Hauser, who has written two contemporary novels. She is the author of the nationally bestselling Alice I Have Been and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.

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Carried in Our Hearts, The Gift of Adoption

Book Picks for 2013: Carried in Our Hearts, The Gift of Adoption

By: Dr. Jane Aronson. \"My mommy didn\'t carry me in her tummy, she carried me in her heart.\" Bailey, a 5-years old who was adopted from China. Her story is included in this book.

According to People magazine, parents from all over the country seek adoption expert and Worldwide Orphans Foundation founder Dr. Jane Aronson’s help “as if consulting a master detective.”

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Finding Camlann

Book Picks for 2013: Finding Camlann

By: Sean Pidgeon. An intellectual and emotional journey of myriad pleasures, Finding Camlann is at its heart a love story--not only of romantic love but also the love between parents and grown children; the intense feelings of professors and students; the love of language, place, and home; and the thrill of scholarly research and detective work.

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Six Years

Book Picks for 2013: Six Years

By: Harlan Coben. In Six Years, a masterpiece of modern suspense, Harlan Coben explores the depth and passion of lost love…and the secrets and lies at its heart.

Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight, as well as the Myron Bolitar series and, more recently, a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, Coben lives in New Jersey.

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The Burgess Boys

Book Picks for 2013: The Burgess Boys

By: Elizabeth Strout. Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize–winning Olive Kitteridge.

With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout’s newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art.

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And the Mountains Echoed

Book Picks for 2013: And the Mountains Echoed

By: Khalid Hosseini. Releasing on May 21, 2013, the new novel from Khaled Hosseini.

Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers.

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To Sell is Human

Book Picks for 2013: To Sell is Human

By: Daniel Pink. From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising--and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives.

Every day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase.But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight.

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Book Picks for 2013: Inferno

By: Dan Brown. In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

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The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulysses

Book Picks for 2013: The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulysses

By: Kate DiCamillo. This highly anticipated new novel from Newbery Award– winning and New York Times best-selling children’s author, Kate DiCamillo, The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulysses, is to be published globally September 26, 2013.

According to Ms. DiCamillo, The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulysses is a book about joy and laughter, about moving away from grief and turning toward love.