Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the upcoming week.

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

FICTION:

A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny:

The 15th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The search for a missing girl is imperiled by rising floodwaters across the province.

DARK ILLUSION by Christine Feehan:

The 33rd book in the Carpathian series. A mage and an ancient warrior must stop a threat against all Carpathians.

THE DARK SIDE by Danielle Steel:

Painful childhood memories surface for Zoe Morgan when she has a child of her own.

THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE by David Lagercrantz:

Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series.

THE 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.

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.

LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves:

Detective Matthew Venn faces his past in North Devon while he investigates the death of a man with an albatross tattoo.

LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE by Janet Evanovich:

The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfriend look for clues.

NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead:

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

NOTHING VENTURED by Jeffrey Archer:

While investigating the theft of a Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, the Scotland Yard detective William Warwick falls in love with a research assistant.

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.

THE ORACLE by Jonathan Cahn:

A traveler discovers mysteries hidden behind seven locked doors.

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SECRETS WE KEPT by Lara Prescott:

During the Cold War, members of the C.I.A.’s typing pool aid its mission to smuggle the banned book “Doctor Zhivago” behind the Iron Curtain.

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.

THIS TENDER LAND by William Kent Krueger:

Four orphans escape a Minnesota school and encounter a cross-section of different people struggling during the Great Depression.

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.

VENDETTA IN DEATH by J.D. Robb:

The 49th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas looks into the misdeeds of a wealthy businessman while a vigilante named Lady Justice uses disguises to avenge women who were wronged.

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.”

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.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb:

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

THE PIONEERS by David McCullough:

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

RADICALS, RESISTANCE AND REVENGE by Jeanine Pirro:

The Fox News host posits those she labels anti-Trump conspirators have committed possible crimes and a plot to destroy liberty.

SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari:

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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.

TRICK MIRROR by Jia Tolentino:


Nine essays delving into late capitalism, online engagement and the author’s personal history.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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