New York Times Bestsellers August 23, 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:




1ST CASE by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts (Downloadable Audiobook)

After getting kicked out of M.I.T., Angela Hoot interns with the F.B.I. and tracks the murderous siblings known as the Poet and the Engineer.



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



FRIENDSHIP LIST by Susan Mallery (eBook):

A single mom and a widow take on challenges to push themselves outside their comfort zones.



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.



HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir (eBook):

The second book of the Locked Tomb trilogy. Harrowhark Nonagesimus must overcome her failing health to become an angel of undeath.




An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.



LUSTER by Raven Leilani (eBook):

A young Brooklyn artist is invited to live with a New Jersey couple who have an open marriage and an adopted daughter.



MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Downloadable Audiobook)

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



NEAR DARK by Brad Thor (eBook)

The 19th book in the Scot Harvath series. With a bounty on his head, Harvath makes an alliance with a Norwegian intelligence operative.



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.



SILENT WIFE by Karin Slaughter (eBook):

The 10th book in the Will Trent series. Investigations of two crimes force Trent to call on his girlfriend’s expertise as a medical examiner



SUCKER PUNCH by Laurell K. Hamilton (eBook):

The 27th book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. The evidence that a wereleopard killed his uncle doesn’t add up.



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.



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.




ANSWER IS …  by Alex Trebek (Downloadable Audiobook) 

Who is the Canadian-American who got his break on American TV by hosting the game show “The Wizard of Odds” and whose pronunciation of the word “genre” has been shared widely on social media?



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.



BEGIN AGAIN by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Downloadable Audiobook):

An appraisal of the life and work of James Baldwin and their meaning in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement and the Trump presidency.



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.



CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson (Downloadable Audiobook):

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.



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.



MAKE CHANGE by Shaun King (eBook):

A look at how social movements evolve and ways in which activists can sustain their efforts.



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.




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



SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson (eBook):

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



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.



WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS by Isabel Wilkerson (eBooks):

An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which nearly six million African-Americans abandoned the South.



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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