Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends March 24, 2019.
(Click on the book covers to read a summary of each plot and to request the books of your choice.)
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen:
Jessica Farris’s life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shields’s psychology study.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James:
A loner named Tracker teams up with a group of unusual characters in search of a mysterious boy.
BORDER by Don Winslow:
The third book in the Power of the Dog series. Art Keller’s fight to keep drugs out of the country has taken a complicated turn.
CALIFORNIA GIRLS by Susan Mallery:
After getting dumped in the same week, three sisters rebuild their lives.
THE CHEF by James Patterson and Max DiLallo:
Caleb Rooney, a police detective and celebrity food truck chef, must clear his name of murder allegations.
CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE MURDER by Joanne Fluke:
Hannah Swensen teams up with a former lover to find out who left a dead body in her bedroom.
CIRCE by Madeline Miller:
Zeus banishes Helios’ daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
CONNECTIONS IN DEATH by J. D. Robb:
Eve Dallas scours tattoo parlors and strip joints for clues to the cause of Lyle Pickering’s mysterious death.
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.
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.
THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah:
A former prisoner of war moves his family to Alaska.
THE HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn:
A British journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot go after a Nazi war criminal.
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.
NEVER TELL by Lisa Gardner:
D.D. Warren and Flora Dane investigate whether a pregnant woman shot and killed her husband.
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty:
A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon:
Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from a dragon.
THE RECKONING by John Grisham:
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.
THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides:
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:
A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.
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.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson:
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
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.
BEAUTIFUL BOY by David Sheff:
A father struggles with his son’s meth addiction.
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.
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah:
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
EDUCATED by Tara Westover:
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
THE FIRST CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch Flatiron:
The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.
GRATEFUL AMERICAN by David Sinise with Marcus Brotherton:
The Oscar-nominated actor describes how he has entertained troops and helped veterans.
IM by Isaac Mizrahi:
The designer and witty television personality describes some of his lifelong struggles.
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 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.
SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari:
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
SAY NOTHING by Patrick Radden:
A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.
SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD by Toni Morrison:
A collection of essays and speeches written over four decades, including a eulogy for James Baldwin and the author’s Novel lecture.
SPEARHEAD by Adam Makos (Audibook on CD):
An American tank gunner faces enemies in Cologne, Germany, during World War II.
THE THREAT by Andrew G. McCabe:
The former deputy director of the F.B.I. describes major events ofh is career and the ways the agency works to protect Americans.
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!
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