New York Times Bestsellers June 21, 2020

Hi everyone, here is the weekly list of New York Times Bestsellers available in 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:




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.



A BURNING by Megha Majumdar (Format: eBook):

Jivan, PT Sir and Lovely seek to improve their circumstances within the complexity of contemporary Indian life



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.



FAIR WARNING by Michael Connelly (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

The third book in the Jack McEvoy series. A reporter tracks a killer who uses genetic data to pick his victims.



THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.



HIDEAWAY by Nora Roberts (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

A child star escapes her abductors, gathers herself in western Ireland and returns to Hollywood.



HUSH by James Patterson and Candice Fox (Format: eBook):

The fourth book in the Detective Harriet Blue series. The man who put her in prison asks Harriet Blue to find missing members of his family.



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

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



LIES THAT BIND by Emily Giffin (Format: eBook):

When the new man in her life disappears on 9/11, the budding reporter Cecily Gardner questions what she knew about him.



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.



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.



SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid (Format: Downloadable Audiobook)

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



THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett (Format: eBooks)

The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity.



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.




BECOMING by Michelle Obama (Format: 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.



BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Format: eBook):

Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction. A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story, framed as a letter to the author’s teenage son.



BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah (Format: eBook):

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”



THE COLOR OF LAW by Richard Rothstein (Format:eBooks):

An examination of the ways in which the government caused residential segregation through racial zoning and other systemic practices.



HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST by Ibram X. Kendi (Format: eBook):

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.



HUMANKIND by Rutger Bregman (Format: eBook):

The author of “Utopia for Realists” explains why he believes humans are kind, cooperative and trusting.



I’M STILL HERE by Austin Channing Brown (Format:Downloadable Audiobook):

A black woman who was given a white man’s name by her parents shares her journey to finding her own worth and what stands in the way of racial justice.



JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson (Format:Downloadable Audiobook):

: 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 (Format: eBook):

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



ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY by Layla F. Saad (Format: eBook):

Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.



THE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander (Format: eBook):

A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs,” mass incarceration and their impact on black men.



SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE by Ijeoma Oluo (Format: Downloadable Audiobook)

A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.



STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING by Ibram X. Kendi (Format Downloadable Audiobook):

Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. A look at anti-black racist ideas and their effect on the course of American history.



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.




The president emerita of Spelman College examines whether self-segregation is a problem or a coping strategy.



WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo (Format: eBook):

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



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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