Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends April 14, 2019.

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

FICTION:

THE AMERICAN AGENT by Jacqueline Winspear: 

The 15th book in the Maisie Dobbs series. While the Germans attack the British Isles, Maisie must solve a case and protect a young evacuee.

 

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.

 

THE CORNWALLS ARE GONE by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois: 

An Army intelligence officer must commit a crime or lose her kidnapped husband and daughter.

 

DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid:

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

 

FIRST LADY by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois:

Sally Grissom investigates the disappearance of President Harrison Tucker’s wife.

 

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 SECOND by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison:

The sixth book in the A Brit in the F.B.I. series. Special agents must prevent the use of a deadly weapon on a French satellite.

 

RUN AWAY by Harlan Coben:

A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.

 

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides:

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

 

TIAMAT’S WRATH by James S.A. Corey:

The eighth book in the Expanse series.

 

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.

 

WILD CARD by Stuart Woods:

The 49th book in the Stone Barrington series.

(The first book in the series, if anyone would like to start reading the series from the beginning, is titled New York Dead.)

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

GRATEFUL AMERICAN by Gary Sinise:

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

 

THE INNOCENT MAN by John Grisham:

Grisham’s first nonfiction book concerns a man wrongly sentenced to death.

 

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.

 

SPEARHEAD by Adam Makos:

An American tank gunner faces enemies in Cologne, Germany, during World War II.

 

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 Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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