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
THE BLACK BOOK, by James Patterson and David Ellis. After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago’s elite, two people are dead and the madam’s black book has disappeared. Who is responsible?
THRAWN, by Timothy Zahn. The origins of Grand Admiral Thrawn, an iconic “Star Wars” villain.
ALL BY MYSELF, ALONE, by Mary Higgins Clark. On a luxury cruise ship, a wealthy aristocrat is found murdered, and her emerald necklace has disappeared.
ONE PERFECT LIE, by Lisa Scottoline. A high school baseball coach hiding his real identity poses a threat to an idyllic suburban community.
THE BURIAL HOUR, by Jeffery Deaver. Lincoln Rhyme travels to Italy to investigate a case.
TWO FROM THE HEART, by James Patterson and Frank Constantini, Emily Raymond and Brian Sitts. Two stories about the power of stories.
NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman. A retelling of Norse folklore.
SONG OF THE LION, by Anne Hillerman. The third Southwestern mystery featuring the Navajo police officer Bernadette Manuelito and her husband, Jim Chee.
THE LOST ORDER, by Steve Berry. In the 12th Cotton Malone thriller, the former Justice Department operative pursues current and historical conspiracies.
MISSISSIPPI BLOOD, by Greg Iles. Penn Cage, now the mayor of Natchez, Miss., investigates the secrets of his family and the South to save his, and his father’s lives in the conclusion to the Natchez Burning trilogy.
THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE, by Jessica Shattuck. The widows of three men killed for attempting to assassinate Hitler take refuge together at the war’s end.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, by Colson Whitehead. A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE, by Lisa See. A woman from rural China becomes a tea seller and eventually moves to California, where the daughter she gave up for adoption lives.
THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, by Karen White. A single mother moves to a wealthy Atlanta suburb in search of a fresh start, but the other women’s knives are out.
New York Times Best Sellers: Nonfiction
OLD SCHOOL, by Bill O’Reilly and Bruce Feirstein. A defense of “old school” traditional values versus “snowflakes.”
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.
HALLELUJAH ANYWAY, by Anne Lamott. The importance of mercy in our lives.
THE TRUE JESUS, by David Limbaugh. The four Gospel stories are combined into a unified account
KILLING THE RISING SUN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.
AN AMERICAN SICKNESS, by Elisabeth Rosenthal. How healthcare become a highly profitable business.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, by Mayte Garcia. A reminiscence by Prince’s first wife.
THE BOOK OF JOY, by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR, by Paul Kalanithi. A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.
THE MAGNOLIA STORY, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”
RETURN OF THE KING, by Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin. LeBron James’s return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the effort to build a championship team.
THE CUBS WAY, by Tom Verducci. The transformation of the Chicago Cubs under Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon and a celebration of their championship.
PRINCE CHARLES, by Sally Bedell Smith. A life of the heir to the British throne, by the author of biographies of Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales.
BIG AGENDA, by David Horowitz. A battle plan for the Trump White House.
THE GATEKEEPERS, by Chris Whipple. The office of the White House chief of staff and its influence, from Nixon to Obama.