Check here each week for titles at the top of the New York Times’ best seller lists. Titles held by the library are listed in bold print.
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New York Times Best Sellers: Fiction
CAMINO ISLAND, by John Grisham. A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.
THE IDENTICALS, by Elin Hilderbrand. Complications in the lives of identical twins who were raised by their divorced parents, one on Nantucket, one on Martha’s Vineyard.
TOM CLANCY: POINT OF CONTACT, by Mike Maden. Jack Ryan Jr. helps thwart a global financial crisis. (Tom Clancy died in 2013.)
INTO THE WATER, by Paula Hawkins. In this psychological thriller by the author of “The Girl on the Train,” women are found drowned in a river in an English town.
DRAGON TEETH,by Michael Crichton. A college student joints a fossil-hunting expedition in the 19th-century West and is caught up in the rivalry between two paleontologists. A recently discovered manuscript by Crichton, who died in 2008.
NO MIDDLE NAME, by Lee Child. A complete collection of Jack Reacher stories.
NIGHTHAWK, by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. The NUMA crew races the Russians and Chinese in a hunt for a missing American aircraft.
THE FIX, by David Baldacci. The detective Amos Decker (“Memory Man”) witnesses a murder-suicide that turns out to be a matter of national security.
16TH SEDUCTION, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. In San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club face their toughest case yet.
THE RISE AND FALL OF D.O.D.O., by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. A near-future thriller combines science, magic and mystery.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS, by Arundhati Roy. A sprawling novel of modern India by the author of “The God of Small Things.”
TESTIMONY, by Scott Turow. A former Illinois prosecutor joins the International Criminal Court to investigate a massacre in Bosnia.
MAGPIE MURDERS, by Anthony Horowitz. A novel within a novel pays homage to and updates Agatha Christie-style mysteries.
New York Times Best Sellers: Nonfiction
UNDERSTANDING TRUMP, by Newt Gingrich. The former House speaker explains the president’s philosophy and political agenda.
AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE, by Al Franken. A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.
I CAN’T MAKE THIS UP, by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss. The comedian’s personal and professional life.
THEFT BY FINDING, by David Sedaris. Excerpts from the writer’s diaries, 1977-2002.
BILL O’REILLY’S LEGENDS AND LIES: THE CIVIL WAR, by David Fisher. Stories of the Civil War; a companion to the Fox historical docudrama.
HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
HUNGER, by Roxane Gay. The fiction writer and essayist’s memoir about life as a “woman of size.”
OPTION B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.
HUE 1968, by Mark Bowden. An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.
THE AMERICAN SPIRIT, by David McCullough. A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values.
CHURCHILL AND ORWELL, by Thomas E. Ricks. A dual biography of two independent thinkers.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME, by Sherman Alexie. The Indian writer’s memoir of his complicated relationship with his mother.
BELIEVE ME, by Eddie Izzard. A memoir by the cross-dressing British comedian.