"As the holidays approach and Gamache looks forward to a family trip to France, a long-term plot by those at the very top to get Gamache out of the way once and for all, the murder of the last living Ouellet quintet, and a mysterious suicide intertwine in a complex and satisfying plot that never gives itself away.” Carol Spurling, Bookpeople Of Moscow, Moscow, ID
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The Beautiful Mystery (Armand Gamache Series #8) by Louise Penny
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. One of my 2014 favorites.
The Rosie Project - the tale of a socially awkward genetics professor who has an orderly process of finding a wife but then falls for a woman who fits none of his carefully selected criteria.
When Claire is killed in a seemingly senseless accident during a burglary gone wrong, Albert is haunted by the loss, and by the secrets and silence that hovered between them for so long. As he pieces together the memories of their shared history, he will come to learn the painful truths about Claire’s life, and the redemptive power of laying the past to rest.
The saga of half-Chinese, half-American Violet Minturn, who grows up in her mother's brothel in turn of the 19th century Shanghai, and hopes to avoid the same destiny. One of the amazements, frankly, is the explicit yet sensitive handling of Violet's sexual education; another is Tan's hypnotic storytelling, especially when peeling the layers of mother-daughter relationships