Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends July 21, 2019.

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

FICTION:

BACKLASH by Brad Thor:

Cut off from any support, Scot Harvath fights to get his revenge.

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.

EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER by Linda Holmes:

In a seaside town in Maine, a former Major League pitcher and a grieving widow assess their pasts.

GIRLS LIKE US by Cristina Alger:

F.B.I. Agent Nell Flynn returns to Long Island and suspects her recently deceased father might have killed two young

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng:

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

LOCK EVERY DOOR by Riley Sager:

An apartment sitter uncovers secrets as she tries to expose a killer in an upscale Manhattan building.

LOST AND FOUND by Danielle Steel:

A photographer embarks on a road trip to reconnect with three men she might have married.

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.

NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty:

A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.

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 RECKONING by John Grisham:

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

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.

SOMEONE TO HONOR by Mary Balogh:

The sixth book in the Westcott series. Abigail Westcott and Gilbert Bennington discover their first impressions of one another were wrong.

SURFSIDE SISTERS by Nancy Thayer:

When things go sour in New York City, a novelist returns to Nantucket, where she must face past mistakes.

THE 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.

WHISPER NETWORK by Chandler Baker:

Three close co-workers file a sexual harassment lawsuit against a top C.E.O. candidate at an athletic apparel brand in Dallas.

NON-FICTION:

AMERICAN PREDATOR by Maureen Callahan:

How the F.B.I. caught Israel Keyes, a serial killer who, for 14 years, attacked victims across the country and returned to his quiet life in Alaska.

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.

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

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

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..

MAN WHO SOLD AMERICA by Joy-Ann Reid:

The MSNBC host gives her analysis of Donald Trump’s presidency.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb:

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

MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL by Adam Higginbotham:

An account of the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, based on hundreds of hours of interviews.

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.

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.

SECOND MOUNTAIN by David Brooks:

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

SHORTEST WAY HOME One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future 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.

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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