Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends June 9, 2019.

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

FICTION:

18TH ABDUCTION by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro:

The 18th book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer investigates the disappearance of three female teachers.

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate:

A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

BIG KAHUNA by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich:

The sixth book in the Fox and O’Hare series. An F.B.I. agent teams up with a con man to search for a Silicon Valley billionaire.

BLESSING IN DISGUISE by Danielle Steel:

Isabelle McAvoy faces challenges as she raises three daughters from three separate fathers on her own

CARI MORA by Thomas Harris:

Hans-Peter Schneider pauses his ghastly deeds to seek a dead man’s gold hidden under a Miami mansion, but its caretaker’s surprising skills prove daunting.

EXHALATION by Ted Chiang:

Nine short stories including “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” and “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom.”

FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin:

The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin:

In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering. Basis of the HBO series.

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles:

A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across from the Kremlin.

THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake:

Evie Milton uncovers a story going back a couple generations that may shatter a family myth.

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng:

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

LOST ROSES by Martha Hall Kelly:

In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution.

THE MISTER by E L James:

Maxim Trevelyan inherits several estates and overpowers his cleaner Alessia Demachi, an Albanian piano prodigy who has been trafficked into England.

NEON PREY by John Sandford:

The 29th book in the Prey series. Lucas Davenport goes after a serial killer.

THE NIGHT WINDOW by Dean Koontz:

The fifth book in the Jane Hawk series. The former F.B.I. agent pursues a slew of bad guys, including a Vegas mob boss.

NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney:

The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.

PAST TENSE by Lee Child:

Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.

REDEMPTION by David Baldacci:

The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared.

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides:

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

SUNSET BEACH by Mary Kay Andrews:

Drue Campbell inherits a run-down beach bungalow and takes a job at her estranged father’s personal injury attorney office.

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.

NON-FICTION:

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.

THE BRITISH ARE COMING by Rick Atkinson:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

FURIOUS HOURS by Casey Cep:

Harper Lee’s work on the true-crime story about a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members in the 1970s.

HOWARD STERN COMES AGAIN by Howard Stern:

The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.

 

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb:

A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

MOMENT OF LIFT by Melinda Gates: 

The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.

THE MUELLER REPORT with an introduction by Alan Dershowitz: 

Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

THE MUELLER REPORT with related materials by The Washington Post: 

Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

THE PIONEERS by David McCullough:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.

SACRED DUTY by Tom Cotton:

The veteran and Republican senator from Arkansas describes the services enacted by the Army unit known as the Old Guard.

SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari:

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

SEA STORIES by William H. McRaven:

A memoir by the retired four-star Navy admiral, including the capture of Saddam Hussein and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

THE SECOND MOUNTAIN by David Brooks:

A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.

SPYING ON THE SOUTH by Tony Horwitz:

A retracing of Frederick Law Olmsted’s time as an undercover correspondent during the 1850s in the South for The New York Times and one of the designers of Central Park.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR THE DEFENSE by Dan Abrams and David Fisher:

The 1915 courtroom fight between William Barnes and the former president who had accused him of political corruption.

UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS by Mark R. Levin:

The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.

UPHEAVAL by Jared Diamond:

The ways in which six countries outlasted recent crises and adopted selective changes.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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