Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends July 28, 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.

KNIFE by Jo Nesbo:

After Rakel kicks him out, Harry Hole begins anew with the Oslo police cold case office to investigate a serial rapist and killer from his past.

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng:

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

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.

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 OVERSTORY by Richard Powers:

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Nine people drawn to trees for different reasons fight for the last of the remaining acres of virgin forest.

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.

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ  by Heather Morris:

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

UNDER CURRENTS by Nora Roberts:

Echoes of a violent childhood reverberate for Zane Bigelow when he starts a new kind of family in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

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:.

ALONE AT DAWN by Dan Schilling and Lori Chapman Longfritz:

An account of the actions taken by Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman in Afghanistan that earned him a posthumous Medal of Honor.

AMERICA’S RELUCTANT PRINCE by Steven M. Gillon:

A historian describes John F. Kennedy Jr. through the lens of their decades-long friendship.

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.

DAPPER DAN: MADE IN HARLEM by Daniel R. Day with Mikael Awake:

A memoir by the creator of 1980s high-end streetwear and owner of an eponymous boutique.

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

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

FILTHY RICH by James Patterson and John Connolly with Tim Malloy:

The story of a South Florida financier convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls.

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..

JUSTICE ON TRIAL by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino:

The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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.

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.

SECOND MOUNTAIN by David Brooks:

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

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.

THREE WOMEN by Lisa Taddeo:

The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.

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.

WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo:

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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