New York Times Bestsellers February 7, 2021

Hi everyone, here is the weekly list of New York Times Bestsellers.

Each title is followed by a listing of which formats it is available in for check out within the three catalogs: StarCat (Print, Large Print & CD Audiobooks), The Digital Catalog (eBook & Downloadable Audiobook) and the Hoopla Catalog (Hoopla eBook & Hoopla Audiobook).

For more information on the three catalogs skip to the section below the bestselling titles*

The next New York Times Bestselling blog posting will be published on Sunday, February 7, 2021.

 

 

FICTION:

ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Fredrik Backman

(Available Formats: Regular Print & Large Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.

 

 

BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED by Lisa Gardner Dutton

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & CD Audiobook)

A recovering alcoholic puts herself in danger when she searches for a Haitian teenager in a Boston neighborhood.

 

 

DEADLY CROSS by James Patterson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The 28th book in the Alex Cross series. An investigation of a double homicide sends Alex Cross to Alabama.

 

 

THE DUKE AND I by Julia Quinn

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The first book in the Bridgerton series. Daphne Bridgerton’s reputation soars when she colludes with the Duke of Hastings. The basis of the Netflix series “Bridgerton.”

 

 

THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook & Downloadable Audiobook, eBook coming shortly)

A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.

 

 

FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & CD Audiobook, eBook coming shortly)

A friendship between two women in the Pacific Northwest endures for more than three decades.

The basis for the new Netflix series.

 

THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

 

 

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab

(Available Formats: Print Books, Large Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.

 

 

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobooks)

Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

 

 

NEIGHBORS by Danielle Steel

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, eBook coming soon)

A Hollywood recluse’s perspective changes when she invites her neighbors into her mansion after an earthquake.

 

 

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla eBook)

Following the Civil War, a man who reads newspapers to paying audiences agrees to deliver an orphan girl across difficult terrain to her relatives.

 

 

THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain

(Available Formats: Print Book)

A devastating event forces a mother who questions her child’s behavior and her own sanity to confront the truth.

 

 

READY PLAYER TWO by Ernest Cline

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & eBook)

In a sequel to “Ready Player One,” Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.

 

 

THE RETURN by Nicholas Sparks

(Available Formats: Print & Large Print Book, Audiobook on CD & eBook)

A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.

 

 

THE SCORPION’S TAIL by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The second book in the Nora Kelly series. An F.B.I. agent and an archaeologist identify a mummified corpse and its gruesome cause of death.

 

 

STAR WARS: LIGHT OF THE JEDI by Charles Soule

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook both coming shortly)

In this installment of the High Republic series, a disaster in hyperspace may cause far greater damage.

 

 

A TIME FOR MERCY by John Grisham

(Available Formats: Print & Large Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.

 

 

THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett

(Available Formats: Print & Large Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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.

 

 

THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME by Julia Quinn

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla Audiobook)

The second book in the Bridgerton series. Kate Sheffield gets in the way of Anthony Bridgerton’s intent to marry.

 

 

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens:

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

 

 

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audibook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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.

 

 

BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla Audiobook)

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

 

 

BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook & eBook)

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

 

 

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Robin Wall Kimmerer

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla Downloadable Audiobook)

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

 

 

BREATH by James Nestor

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

 

 

CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

 

 

THE DOCTORS BLACKWELL by Janice P. Nimura

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Two pioneering women receive medical degrees and start the first hospital staffed entirely by women.

 

 

GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

 

 

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST by Ibram X. Kendi

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

 

 

ON TYRANNY by Timothy Snyder

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

 

 

A PROMISED LAND by Barack Obama

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.

 

 

A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN by George Saunder

(Available Formats: Print Book)

A collection of essays examining the functions and importance of works of fiction.

 

 

THE TRUTHS WE HOLD by Kamala Harris

(Available Formats: Print Book, Downloadable Audiobook & eBook coming shortly)

A memoir by the daughter of immigrants who is currently serving as the 49th vice president.

 

 

UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN by Emmanuel Acho

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A look at some questions and concepts needed to address systemic racism.

 

 

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

 

 

WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

 

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

 

 

WORLD OF WONDERS by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

(Available Formats: Print Book & Hoopla eBook)

In a collection of essays, the poet celebrates various aspects of the natural world and its inhabitants.

 

 

YOU’LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO LACEY by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

(Available Formats: Print Book)

A pair of sisters who live in different parts of the country share their perspectives on the absurdities and everyday experiences of racism.

 

 

Be well and read on!

Linda Reimer, SSL

 

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

Digital Catalog: https://stls.overdrive.com/

The Digital Catalog has two companion apps, Libby & OverDrive. Libby is the app for newer devices and the OverDrive app should be used for older devices and Amazon tablets.

All card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can check out items from the Digital Catalog.

Hoopla Catalog: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

The Hoopla Catalog features instant check outs of eBooks, downloadable audiobook, comic books, albums and streaming videos. Patron check out limit is 4 items per month.

Hoopla is a Southeast Steuben County Library service available to all Southeast Steuben County Library card holders.

The Hoopla App is available for Android or Apple devices and most smart TVs & media streaming players.

StarCat: The catalog of physical/traditional library materials: https://starcat.stls.org

Card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can access StarCat to search for and request materials available at libraries through out the Southern Tier Library System.

The StarCat app is called Bookmyne and is available for Apple and Android devices.

Southeast Steuben County Library Tel: 607-936-3713

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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