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: reimerl@stls.org

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

 

FICTION:

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

HELLO, SUMMER written by Mary Kay Andrews and read by Kathleen McInerney (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

Conley Hawkins loses her big-city beat and takes over the gossip column of her family’s small-town newspaper.

 

 

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.

 

 

ON OCEAN BOULEVARD by Mary Alice Monroe (Format: Downloadable Audio):

As her second wedding approaches, a woman returns to Charleston, S.C., where her family is dealing with changes.

 

 

RODHAM written by Curtis Sittenfeld and read by Carrington MacDuffie (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

An imaginative look at the life and career one woman might have had if she had not married Bill Clinton.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

NON-FICTION:

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.

 

 

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 LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean (Format: eBook):

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

 

 

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

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE WORLD by Richard Haass (Format: eBook):

The president of the Council on Foreign Relations examines challenges to the United States from outside its borders.

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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