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.)
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.
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!
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