Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends July 7, 2019.

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

FICTION:

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate:

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

CITY OF GIRLS by Elizabeth Gilbert:

An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene.

COTTAGE BY THE SEA by Debbie Macomber:

Annie Marlow forms new relationships in the Pacific Northwest as she tries to recover from tragedy.

FALL by Neal Stephenson:

A dead multibillionaire’s brain is scanned and turned back on at a time when humans live as digital souls.

FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE by Taffy Brodesser-Akner:

Toby Fleishman is forced to confront his own perception of his actions when his ex-wife drops off their kids at his place and disappears.

GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett:

Aziraphale, an angel and rare-book dealer, and his demon friend Crowley try to circumvent the end of the world.

LAST HOUSE GUEST by Megan Miranda:

Littleport resident Avery Greer and visitor Sadie Loman become good friends until Sadie mysteriously dies. Avery must fight the clock to clear her name and uncover the real killer.

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng:

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

MRS. EVERYTHING by Jennifer Weiner: 

The story of two sisters, Jo and Bethie Kaufman, and their life experiences as the world around them changes drastically from the 1950s.

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.

ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS by Ocean Vuong:

Little Dog writes a letter to a mother who cannot read, revealing a family history.

THE ORACLE by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell: 

Treasure-hunting couple, Sam and Remi Fargo, embark on a new adventure to find a sacred ancient scroll and lift its curse.

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.

QUEEN BEE by  Dorothea Benton Frank:


A beekeeper’s quiet life is unsettled by her demanding mother, outgoing sister and neighboring widower.

THE RECKONING by John Grisham:

A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.

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.

SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides:

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

SUMMER OF ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand:

The Levin family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface.

TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.

TOM CLANCY: ENEMY CONTACT by Mike Maden: 

Jack Ryan Jr.’s latest adventures take him on a mission to stop an international criminal conspiracy and deal with tragic news.

UNSOLVED by James Patterson and David Ellis:

A string of seemingly accidental and unrelated deaths confound F.B.I. agent Emmy Dockery.

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.

BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah:

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

THE BRITISH ARE COMING by Rick Atkinson:

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

THE CHOICE by Edith Eva Eger:

Dr. Eger recounts her life and survivor’s guilt during and after her imprisonment in Auschwitz.

CONSERVATIVE SENSIBILITY by George F. Will:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist describes what he considers to be threats to conservatism.

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

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

ELDERHOOD by Louise Aronson:

Practicing geriatrician and author Louise Aronson gives us a more nuanced and comprehensive take on aging in the 21st century.

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.

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann:

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS by Bill Geist:

Coming-of-age anecdotes set in a 1960s Midwestern summer vacation destination.

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 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.

THE RANGE by David Epstein:

An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.

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.

SIEGE by Michael Wolff:

The author of “Fire and Fury” weaves a story of the second year of the Trump White House.

SONGS OF AMERICA by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw:

Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw explore how America was shaped by music.

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.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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