New York Times Bestsellers July 6, 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:




28 SUMMERS by Elin Hilderbrand (Downloadable Audiobooks):

A relationship that started in 1993 between Mallory Blessing and Jake McCloud comes to light while she is on her deathbed and his wife runs for president.



AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins (eBook):

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



CAMINO WINDS by John Grisham (eBook):

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



DADDY’S GIRLS by Danielle Steel (eBook):

After a California rancher‘s sudden death, his three daughters discover things they did not know about their father.



DEACON KING KONG by James McBride (Downloadable Audiobook):

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



DEVOLUTION by Max Brooks (Downloadable Audiobook):

In the aftermath of Mount Rainier erupting, Kate Holland’s newly discovered journals tell the tale of the creature known as Bigfoot.



FAIR WARNING by Michael Connelly (Downloadable Audiobook):

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



THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham (eBook):

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



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

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



IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King (eBook):

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




An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.



SUMMER HOUSE by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois (Downloadable Audiobook):

Jeremiah Cook, a veteran and former N.Y.P.D. cop, investigates a mass murder near a lake in Georgia.



TOM CLANCY: FIRING POINT by Mike Maden (eBook):

When an old friend is killed during the bombing of a Barcelona cafe, Jack Ryan Jr. searches for those responsible.



THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett (eBook)

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 (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 (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 (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.



THE COLOR OF LAW by Richard Rothstein (eBooks):

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



EDUCATED by Tara Westover (eBook):

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



FORTITUDE by Dan Crenshaw (eBook):

The Texas congressman and former Navy SEAL prescribes ways to overcome adversity.



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

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



I’M STILL HERE by Austin Channing Brown (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 (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 (eBook):

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



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

Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.



THE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander (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 (Downloadable Audiobook)

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



SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson (eBook):

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



STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING by Ibram X. Kendi (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.



UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle (eBook):

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



WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo (eBook):

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




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



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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