Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends April 21, 2019.
(Click on the book covers to read a summary of each plot and to request the books of your choice.)
A LIST by J.A. Jance:
The 14th book in the Ali Reynolds Series. An imprisoned fertility doctor seeks revenge.
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 CHEF by James Patterson with Max DiLallo:
Caleb Rooney, a police detective and celebrity food truck chef, must clear his name of murder allegations.
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.
DARK TRIBUTE by Iris Johansen:
The 24th book in the Eve Duncan series. A violin prodigy with a tragic past is kidnapped.
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.
FIRST LADY by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois:
Sally Grissom investigates the disappearance of President Harrison Tucker’s wife.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles:
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across from the Kremlin.
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.
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.
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.
SUPERMARKET by Bobby Hall:
A depressed young man’s secrets are exposed when the grocery store where he works becomes a crime scene.
TIAMAT’S WRATH by James S.A. Corey:
The eighth book in the Expanse series.
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.
AMERICAN MOONSHOT by Douglas Brinkley:
The development of NASA and the space race against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
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.
FINDING MY VOICE by Valerie Jarrett:
A memoir by President Obama’s longest-serving senior advisor.
LADIES WHO PUNCH by Ramin Setoodeh:
A behind-the-scenes look at the daytime talk show “The View.”
MATRIARCH by Susan Page:
A biography of the former first lady Barbara Bush, based on interviews and her private diaries.
MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb:
A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.
RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY by Ben Shapiro:
The conservative political commentator reflects upon what he considers most impactful to Western civilization.
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.
UNWINDING OF THE MIRACLE by Julie Yip-Williamse:
After receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis, a lawyer and mother of two chronicles her life.
Have a great day!
Linda Reimer, SSL
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