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by Kate Morton (Atria, fiction, on sale Tuesday)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A young London archivist who opens a satchel containing a photo of a Victorian-era woman and a drawing of an old twin-gabled house finds herself drawn to ghosts of the past.
THE BUZZ: It’s an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers, and Publishers Weekly calls it “outstanding, bittersweet.” by Markus Zusak (Knopf Books for Young Readers, fiction, on sale Tuesday)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The story of five brothers whose father disappears; for ages 14 and older. THE BUZZ: Zusak’s international best-seller “The Book Thief” is one of 100 titles vying to be “America’s Best-Loved Novel” on the PBS series “The Great American Read.”