New York Times Bestsellers May 31, 2020

Hi everyone, since as all the libraries in the Southern Tier Library System are currently closed and you can’t place holds for physical materials, nor, of course, pick up holds; for the duration of the Corona Virus crisis, I’m going to post links to the New York Times Bestsellers, in eBook or downloadable audiobook form, that can be requested, or checked out, through the Digital Catalog.


If you have questions about how to access digital content you can write a comment and post it on the blog, or send me, SSCL Librarian Linda Reimer, questions via email:

And to kick off this Sunday posting for May 24, 2020, I’m going to digress from the book subject for a moment and veer off into the music lane; and note that Bob Dylan turns 79 years young today!

In celebration of the wonderful gift of Dylan’s music, and of course his birthday, here’s a video of him playing Blowing in the Wind, from 1963:



And now, on to the New York Times Bestsellers that can be found in the Digital Catalog!



THE 20TH VICTIM by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

The 20th book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer looks into the murders of disreputable persons in three separate cities.



ALL ADULTS HERE by Emma Straub (Format: eBook):

A repressed memory triggers Astrid Strick to weigh the outcomes of her parenting of her now-grown children.



AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins (Format: eBook):

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



BIG SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner (Format: eBook):

Daphne Berg’s former best friend asks her to be the maid of honor at her wedding in Cape Cod.



BLUE MOON by Lee Child (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.



THE BOOK OF LONGINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

A scholarly young woman named Ana meets an 18-year-old Jesus and becomes caught up in a confluence of dangers.



THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS by Lisa Wingate (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

The stories of three women struggling to get from Louisiana to Texas during Reconstruction are discovered by a first-year teacher living a century later.



CAMINO WINDS by John Grisham (Format: eBook):

The line between fact and fiction becomes blurred when an author of thrillers is found dead after a hurricane hits Camino Island.



THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

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



HENNA ARTIST by Alka Joshi (Format: eBook):

In 1950s Jaipur, a young woman who escaped an abusive marriage and started a new life is confronted by her husband.



IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King (Format: eBook):

Four novellas: “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” “The Life of Chuck,” “Rat” and “If It Bleeds.”



THE LAST TRIAL by Scott Turow (Format: eBook):

An 85-year-old defense lawyer puts off his retirement to aid a Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, who is accused of insider trading, fraud and murder.



LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng (Format eBook):

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.



NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

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



SHAKESPEARE FOR SQUIRRELS by Christopher Moore (Format: eBook):

When the Duke orders his death, Pocket of Dog Snogging escapes to the woods where he works to become the fairy king’s replacement fool.



SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

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



WALK THE WIRE by David Baldacci (Format: eBook):

The sixth book in the Memory Man series. Decker and Jamison investigate a murder in a North Dakota town in a fracking boom.



THE WEDDING DRESS by Danielle Steel (Format: eBook):

The triumphs and losses of one family over the last century are recounted as a symbolic piece of apparel gets handed down through the generations.



WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens (eBook):

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.



WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn (Format: eBook):

A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.




24 by Willie Mays and John Shea (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

A memoir by the Baseball Hall of Famer told in 24 chapters to correspond with his well-known uniform number.



BECOMING by Michelle Obama (eBook):

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 KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk (Format: eBook):

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



EDUCATED by Tara Westover (Format: eBook):

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



THE GREAT INFLUENZA by John M. Barry (Format: eBook):

An overview of the 1918 flu epidemic and cautionary tale for similar kinds of large-scale outbreaks.



GRIT by Angela Duckworth (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

A psychologist argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.



HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD by Robert Kolker (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

From 1945 to 1965, a family in Colorado had 12 children, six of whom went on to develop schizophrenia.



HOUSE OF KENNEDY by James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen (Format: eBook):

A look at the achievements of the political family and what has been called “the Kennedy curse.”



THE MAMBA MENTALITY by Kobe Bryant (Format: eBook):

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



PELOSI by Molly Ball (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

An overview of the speaker of the House’s accomplishments during the Obama and Trump administrations.



SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari (Format: Downloadable Audiobooks):

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.



THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

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



TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell (Format: eBook):

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



UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle (Format: eBook):

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.



WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

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



A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Sonia Purnell (Format: eBook):

The true story of a Baltimore socialite who joined a spy organization during World War II and became essential to the French Resistance.



Be well and read on!

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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