New York Times Bestsellers March 22, 2020

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.

 

 

BLINDSIDE by James Patterson and James O. Born:

The 12th book in the Michael Bennett series. A serial-killing spree might impact national security.

 

 

DEACON KING KONG by James McBride:

In 1969, secrets in a South Brooklyn neighborhood are uncoverd when a church deacon known as Sportcoat shoots a drug dealer in public.

 

 

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.

 

 

HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD by Sarah J. Maas:

Passion arises between Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar as they seek to avenge the deaths of Bryce’s friends.

 

 

JETSETTERS by Amanda Eyre Ward:

Old pains are unpacked as the fractured Perkins family goes on a trip through Europe.

 

 

LETHAL GAME by Christine Feehan:

The 16th book in the GhostWalker series. When Amaryllis is endangered, Malichai’s true identity risks being exposed.

 

 

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng:

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

 

 

LONG RANGE by C.J. Box:

The 20th book in the Joe Pickett series. A grizzly bear attack and an attempted assassination of a local judge baffle the Wyoming game warden.

 

 

NIGHT WATCHMAN by Louise Erdrich:

As a bill that may hurt the rights of Native Americans goes to Congress in 1953, domestic issues arise for plant workers near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota.

 

 

NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney:

The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.

 

 

NUMBERS GAME by Danielle Steel:

An affair wrecks a marriage and a daughter seeks to get out from her family’s shadow while old dreams and new love are pursued.

 

 

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.

 

 

TRACE ELEMENTS by Donna Leon:

The 29th novel in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series. Circumstances around a motorcycle accident reveal that Venice’s water supply might be at risk.

 

 

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.

 

 

WRITERS & LOVERS by Lily King:

Casey Peabody goes through a big life transition as she tries to maintain a creative life.

 

 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen:

Shay Miller’s bad luck may get even worse when she meets a pair of sisters who always get what they want.

 

 

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.

 

 

DARK TOWERS by David Enrich:

The New York Times finance editor traces the history and illicit dealings of Deutsche Bank.

 

 

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

SAY NOTHING by Patrick Radden Keefe:

A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

 

 

SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson:

An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.

 

 

TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell:

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

 

 

UNKNOWN VALOR by Martha MacCallum:

The Fox News anchor weaves stories of combat veterans who fought during World War II.

 

 

UNTIL THE END OF TIME by Brian Greene:

A physicist gives an overview of how we got here, where we are and directions we might go.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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