Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends April 28, 2019.
(Click on the book covers to read a summary of each plot and to request the books of your choice.)
AFTER by Anna Todd:
A college freshman leaves behind a reliable boyfriend in her hometown and falls for a bad boy.
CELTIC EMPIRE by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler:
The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.
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.
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.
LOST AND WANTED by Nell Freudenberger:
An M.I.T. professor receives a phone call from her recently deceased screenwriter friend.
LOST ROSES by Martha Hall Kelly:
In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution.
METROPOLIS by Philip Kerr:
Bernie Gunther joins the Murder Commission in Berlin in 1928. The final Bernie Gunther novel completed before the author’s death.
MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWS by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge:
A former professional golfer visits the course in Scotland.
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.
SOMEONE KNOWS by Lisa Scottoline:
A dark secret emerges when Allie Garvey returns home to attend a childhood friend’s funeral.
SUPERMARKET by Bobby Hall:
A depressed young man’s secrets are exposed when the grocery store where he works becomes a crime scene.
TALE TELLER by Anne Hillerman:
Investigations by Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito overlap in the desert Southwest.
TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:
A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.
TWO WEEKS by Karen Kingsbury:
A pregnant 18-year-old has limited time to change her mind about giving her baby up for adoption.
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.
ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENTS by Jared Cohen:
The stories of eight men who became president without being elected because their predecessors died in office.
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.”
CHARGED by Emily Bazelon:
Issues created by mass incarceration and our criminal justice system are explored through the cases of two young people.
EDUCATED by Tara Westover:
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
THE HILL TO DIE ON by Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer:
A look at congressional gridlock and the first two years of Trump’s presidency.
LADIES WHO PUNCH by Ramin Setoodeh:
A behind-the-scenes look at the daytime talk show “The View.”
LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME by Chelsea Handler:
The comedian chronicles going into therapy and becoming an advocate for change.
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.
SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari:
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
SAVE ME THE PLUMS by Ruth Reichl:
A memoir by the former restaurant critic of The New York Times and editor in chief of Gourmet.
STONY THE ROAD by Henry Louis Gates Jr.:
The fight for Reconstruction’s promise, the terror ignited by Jim Crow segregation and its modern reverberations.
WORKING by Robert A. Caro:
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer shares insights into his craft.
Have a great day!
Linda Reimer, SSL
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