Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends April 7, 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.
CELTIC EMPIRE by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler:
The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.
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.
CHEF by James Patterson with Max DiLallo:
Caleb Rooney, a police detective and celebrity food truck chef, must clear his name of murder allegations.
CIRCE by Madeline Miller:
Zeus banishes Helios’ daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
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 FALLEN by David Baldacci:
Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.
FIRST LADY by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois:
Sally Grissom investigates the disappearance of President Harrison Tucker’s wife.
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 HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn:
A British journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot go after a Nazi war criminal.
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.
LAST ROMANTICS by Tara Conklin:
A family crisis tests the bonds and ideals of a renowned poet and her siblings.
RUN AWAY by Harlan Coben:
A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.
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.
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.
WOLF PACK by C.J. Box:
The Wyoming game wardens Joe Pickett and Katelyn Hamm take on killers working for the Sinaloa cartel.
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn:
A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.
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.
DOING JUSTICE by Preet Bharara:
The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York describes some of his career highlights and gives insights into our legal system.
EDUCATED by Tara Westover:
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
FIRST: SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR by Evan Thomas:
A biography of the first female Supreme Court justice.
KUSHNER, INC. by Vicky Ward:
The HuffPost editor at large gives her perspective on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s agenda inside the White House.
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.
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.
SHORTEST WAY HOME by Pete Buttigieg:
A memoir by the current mayor of South Bend, Ind., and the first openly gay Democratic candidate to run for president of the United States.
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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