Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week ending September 8, 2019.

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

FICTION:

ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein:

An insightful Lab-terrier mix helps his owner, a struggling race car driver.

ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane:

The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate:

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

THE BITTERROOTS by C.J. Box:

The fourth book in the Cassie Dewell series. The black sheep of an influential family is accused of assault.

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.

GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt:

After his mother is killed in a museum explosion, a young man grapples with the world alone while hiding a prized Dutch painting.

INLAND by Téa Obreht:

The lives of a frontierswoman and a former outlaw intersect in the unforgiving climate of the Arizona Territory in 1893.

THE INN by James Patterson and Candice Fox:

A former Boston police detective who is now an innkeeper must shield a seaside town from a crew of criminals.

LAST WIDOW by Karin Slaughter:

The abduction of a Centers for Disease Control scientist and explosions in an Atlanta neighborhood portend a massacre.

NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead:

Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.

OLD BONES by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child:

An expedition into the Sierra Nevada uncovers new twists to the events involving the Donner party.

ONE GOOD DEED by David Baldacci:

A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.

OUTFOX by Sandra Brown:

F.B.I. Agent Drex Easton has a hunch that the conman Weston Graham is also a serial killer.

SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides:

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

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:

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

TIDELANDS by Philippa Gregory:

Suspicions surround Alinor, a widow who is skilled with herbs, during the English Civil War in 1648.

TURN OF THE KEY by Ruth Ware:

A nanny working in a technology-laden house in Scotland goes to jail when one of the children dies.

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 MAN by Alex North:

A serial killer’s methods from 20 years ago resonate in the town of Featherbank when a young boy goes missing.

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.

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates:

 A meditation on race in America.

BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk:

 How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah:

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

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

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

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST by Ibram X. Kendi:

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.

JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson:

 A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

KOCHLAND by Christopher Leonard:

How Koch Industries consolidated power and affected important facets of modern life over the last half-century.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb:

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

OUTLAW OCEAN by Ian Urbina:

A New York Times investigative reporter examines the difficulties of policing the high seas.

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.

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.

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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