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 book(s) of your choice.

FICTION:

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins:

A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel

 

 

CRISS CROSS by James Patterson:

The 27th book in the Alex Cross series. Copycat crimes make the detective question whether an innocent man was executed.

 

 

CROOKED RIVER by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child:

The 19th book in the Agent Pendergast series. Human feet inside nondescript shoes wash ashore in Florida.

 

 

DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano:

A 12-year-old boy tries to start over after becoming the sole survivor of a plane crash in which he lost his immediate family.

 

 

THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett:

A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.

 

 

THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes:

In Depression-era America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky.

 

 

GOLDEN IN DEATH by J.D. Robb:

The 50th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas seeks the sender of packages that give off toxic airborne fumes.

 

 

THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham:

Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.

 

 

INSTITUTE by Stephen King:

Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.

 

 

THE LAST WISH by Andrzej Sapkowski:

Linked stories follow the exploits of Geralt of Rivia, a monster-slaying mercenary.

 

 

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng:

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

 

 

A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA by Isabel Allende:

A young pregnant widow and an Army doctor take a ship to Chile to escape the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.

 

 

LOST by James Patterson and James O. Born:

The new head of an F.B.I. task force takes on a crime syndicate run by a pair of Russian nationals.

 

 

THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King:

A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy’s body is found.

 

 

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides:

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

 

 

SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid:

Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge

 

 

TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:

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

 

 

WEATHER by Jenny Offill:

Lizzie becomes obsessed with disaster psychology while working at a university library and answering inquiries to a former mentor’s podcast.

 

 

WHEN YOU SEE ME by Lisa Gardner:

D.D. Warren and Flora Dane join the F.B.I. agent Kimberly Quincy’s taskforce.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

THE BODY by Bill Bryson:

An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.

 

 

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk:

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

 

 

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 law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

 

 

THE MAMBA MENTALITY by Kobe Bryant:

Various skills and techniques used on the court by the Los Angeles Lakers player.

 

 

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb:

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

 

 

NATURE’S BEST HOPE by Douglas W. Tallamy:

Potential grass-roots solutions citizens might take to help reverse declining wildlife populations.

 

 

ON TYRANNY by Timothy Snyder:

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

 

 

OPEN BOOK by Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O’Leary:

The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.

 

 

PROFILES IN CORRUPTION by Peter Schweizer:

The author of “Clinton Cash” gives his evaluations of members of the Democratic Party.

 

 

SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari:

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

 

 

TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell:

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

 

 

TIGHTROPE: AMERICAN’S REACHING FOR HOPE by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors examine issues affecting working-class Americans.

 

 

TO SHAKE THE SLEEPING SELF by Jedidiah Jenkins:

The son of conservative Christians cycles from Oregon to Patagonia, reconciling his sexuality with his upbringing.

 

 

VERY STABLE GENIUS by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of behavior within the Trump administration.

 

 

WHY WE CAN’T SLEEP by Ada Calhoun:

The cultural and political contexts of the crises that Generation X women face.

 

 

WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo:

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

 

 

WHY WE’RE POLARIZED by Ezra Klein:

The editor at large and co-founder of Vox offers his take on what causes divisions in America.

 

 

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Note: this list contains all the New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that are owned by libraries within the Southern Tier Library System.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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