Here is a menu of A-list fiction and genre favorites for varied tastes. Isabel Allende, Claire Messud and Jennifer Haigh concoct a main course of impressive word-craft. Jeffrey Archer and Edward simmer a rich soup of family drama and period detail. James Patterson and Jackie Collins bring the spicy appetizers. And Sophie Kinsella, Susan Mallory and Sheryl Woods bake a romantic soufflé.
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