New York Times Bestsellers August 2, 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.



BIG SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner (Downloadable Audiobook):

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



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.



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.



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.



MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Format: eBooks)

In 1950s Mexico, a debutante travels to a distant mansion where family secrets of a faded mining empire have been kept hidden.



THE ORDER by Daniel Silva (eBook):

The 20th book in the Gabriel Allon series. The art restorer and spy cuts his family’s vacation short to investigate whether Pope Paul VII was murdered.



PEACE TALKS by Jim Butcher (eBook):

The 16th book in the Dresden Files series. Chicago’s only professional wizard tries to keep the peace during a summit of the Supernatural nations of the world.



SEX AND VANITY by Kevin Kwan (eBook):

A nod to “A Room With a View” in which Lucie Tang Churchill is torn between her WASPy billionaire fiancé and a privileged hunk born in Hong Kong.



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.



UTOPIA AVENUE by David Mitchell (eBooks):

The glories and misadventures of a 1960s British band told from several perspectives with cameos by real-life musicians.



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.



A WALK ALONG THE BEACH by Debbie Macomber (eBook):

After dealing with loss and setbacks, two sisters take risks on dreams and love.



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.





A biography of the first Treasury secretary. The basis of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.



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.



BIG FRIENDSHIP by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman (eBook):

The hosts of the podcast “Call Your Girlfriend” describe changes in their relationship over the years.



BREATH by James Nestor (eBook):

A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.



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.



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.



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.



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.



ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED by John Bolton (eBook):

The former national security advisor gives his account of the 17 months he spent working for President Trump.



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.



TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH by Mary L. Trump (eBook):

The clinical psychologist gives her assessment of events and patterns inside her family and how they shaped President Trump.



UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle (eBook):

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



A VERY PUNCHABLE FACE by Colin Jost (Downloadable Audiobook):

Snippets of the “Saturday Night Live” head writer’s life including growing up on Staten Island, performing in rural college cafeterias and competing in a WrestleMania match.



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.



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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