Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for this week.

(Click on the book covers to read a summary of each plot and to request the books of your choice.)

FICTION:

AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen:

Jessica Farris’s life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shields’s psychology study.

 

CIRCE by Madeline Miller:

Zeus banishes Helios’ daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.

 

CRUCIBLE by James Rollins:

Monk Kokkalis and Commander Gray Pierce use arcane clues in hopes of preventing a potential apocalypse.

 

DEVOTIONS by Mary Oliver:

A collection of more than 200 poems spanning 50 years of the author’s career.

 

ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman:

A young woman’s well-ordered life is disrupted by the I.T. guy from her office.

 

EVERY BREATH by Nicholas Sparks:

Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.

 

FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin:

Set 300 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

 

JUDGMENT by Joseph Finder:

Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, has a one-night stand that might be her undoing.

 

LIAR LIAR by James Patterson and Candice Fox:

Detective Harriet Blue has become a dangerous fugitive from the law as she pursues the murderer Regan Banks.

 

THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS by Pam Jenoff:

Grace Healey investigates the fates of 12 women who were sent to occupied Europe to help the resistance during World War II.

 

MAGIC HOUR by Kristin Hannah:

A child psychiatrist helps a 6-year-old girl found in the Olympic National Forest.

 

NEW IBERIA BLUES by James Lee Burke

Detective Dave Robicheaux and his new partner Bailey Ribbons investigate the death of a young woman by crucifixion.

 

NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty:

A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.

 

THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Marie Benedict:

Hedy Lamarr flees to Hollywood where she becomes a screen star and develops technology that might combat the Nazis.

 

OUT OF THE DARK by Gregg Hurwit

The fourth book in the Orphan X series.

 

THE RECKONING by John Grisham:

A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.

 

TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.

 

TURNING POINT by Danielle Steel:

Four American trauma doctors face difficult choices when they join a mass-casualty training program in Paris.

 

VENGEANCE ROAD by Christine Feehan

The second book in the Torpedo Ink series. Complications rev up between Breezy and Steele.

 

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens:

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

 

NON-FICTION:

BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou:

The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

 

BECOMING by Michelle Obama:

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

 

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

 

FASCISM: A Warning by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward

The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.

 

THE FIRST CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch Flatiron:

The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.

 

HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE by David Treuer:

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Native American history from 1890 to the present.

 

INHERITANCE by Dani Shapiro:


Secrets and identity in a fast-paced age of science and technology are explored through the story of a woman who discovered her biological father.

 

LET ME FINISH by Chris Christie:

The former governor of New Jersey describes his relationship with President Trump and the tensions among others close to the president.

 

THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean:

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

 

MAID by Stephanie Land:

An unexpected pregnancy forces the author to navigate challenges faced by the working poor.

 

THE POINT OF IT ALL by Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer:

A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.

 

TEAM OF VIPERS by Cliff Sims:

The former special assistant to President Trump recalls what he considers his successes and failures in the White House.

 

THE TRUTHS WE HOLD by Kamala Harris:

A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.

 

WOMEN ROWING NORTH by Mary Pipher:

Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.

Have a great day!

Linda, SSL

 

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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