Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends March 31, 2019.

(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.

 

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.

 

THE 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.

 

CEMETERY ROAD by Greg Iles Morrow:

The journalist Marshall McEwan returns to his hometown, which is shaken by two deaths and an economy on the brink.

 

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.

 

DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid:

A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ’n’ roll band.

 

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.

 

THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN by Lisa See: 

The friendship over many decades of two female divers from the Korean Island of Jeju is pushed to a breaking point.

 

THE LAST ROMANTICS by Tara Conklin:

A family crisis tests the bonds and ideals of a renowned poet and her siblings.

 

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.

 

THE MALTA EXCHANGE by Steve Berry: 

The 14th book in the Cotton Malone series. The former Justice Department operative tangles with a rogue cardinal and an ancient sect of knights.

 

THE PERSIAN GAMBLE by Joel C. Rosenberg:

Marcus Ryker and Oleg Kraskin must stop a nuclear alliance between Russia, Iran and North Korea.

 

THE RECKONING by John Grisham:

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

 

SILENT NIGHT by Danielle Steel:

After tragedy strikes, a child TV star loses her memory and ability to speak.

 

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.

 

TOXIC GAME by Christine Feehan:

The 15th book in the GhostWalker series. Dr. Draden Freeman and Shylah Cosmos must find a cure to a deadly virus.

 

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.

 

BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah:

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

 

THE CASE FOR TRUMP by Victor Davis:

A defense stating that the current president adopted several traditional conservative positions.

 

DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ by Olivia Newton-John:

The Grammy Award-winner discusses her success in music and movies, and how she contended with recurrent breast cancer.

 

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

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

 

GRATEFUL AMERICAN by David Sinise with Marcus Brotherton:

The Oscar-nominated actor describes how he has entertained troops and helped veterans.

 

MADAME FOURCADE’S SECRET WAR by Lynne Olson: 

A 31-year-old French mother led an intelligence organization that worked against Hitler and the Gestapo.

 

MAMA’S LAST HUG by Frans de Waal:

The death of a chimpanzee matriarch frames a broader look into the world of animal and human emotions.

 

MOSTLY SUNNY by Janice Dean Harper:

The “Fox & Friends” meteorologist describes overcoming sexist bosses and health issues.

 

THE POWER OF HABIT by Charles Duhigg:

An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.

 

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!

Linda, SSL

 

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