New York Times Bestsellers February 21, 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 28, 2021.

 

 

FICTION:

AN OFFER FROM A GENTLEMAN by Julia Quinn

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

The third book in the Bridgerton series. Sophie Beckett spends time in the arms of Benedict Bridgerton during a masquerade ball.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.”

 

 

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 FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

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

As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.

 

 

GIRL A by Abigail Dean

(Available Formats: Print Book)

When their mother dies in prison, Lex Gracie and her siblings confront their shared past and shifting alliances.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 RUSSIAN by James Patterson and James O. Born

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

The 13th book in the Michael Bennett series. An assassin killing a number of women might disrupt the detective’s wedding plans.

 

 

SANATORIUM by Sarah Pearse

(Available Formats: Currently none; coming soon in print and eBook formats)

Elin Warner must find her estranged brother’s fiancée, who goes missing as a storm approaches a hotel that was once a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps.

 

 

SEND FOR ME by Lauren Fox

(Available Formats: Print Book)

A woman in Wisconsin discovers a trove of her grandmother’s letters that detail her experiences in Germany leading up to World War II.

 

 

SERPENTINE by Jonathan Kellerman

(Available Format: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

The 36th book in the Alex Delaware series. Sturgis calls on Delaware to help solve a decades-old cold case.

 

 

SURVIVORS by Jane Harper

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Kieran Elliott takes his young family to his coastal hometown, where a body is found on the beach.

 

 

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.

 

 

VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME by Julia Quinn

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook, Hoopla instant check out eBook & Hoopla instant check out 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

A compendium featuring 90 writers covering 400 years of African-American history.

 

 

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.

 

 

JUST AS I AM by Cicely Tyson with Michelle Burford

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The late iconic actress describes how she worked to change perceptions of Black women through her career choices.

 

 

LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I MEAN by Joan Didion

(Available Formats: Print Book)

A collection of 12 pieces written between 1968 and 2000 that includes observations on the underground press and the act of writing.

 

 

LIKE STREAMS TO THE OCEAN by Jedidiah Jenkins

(Available Formats: N/A; eBook coming soon)

The author of “To Shake the Sleeping Self” explores eight subjects that he believes give life meaning.

 

 

MIKE NICHOLS by Mark Harris

(Available Formats: N/A; coming soon in print & eBook formats)

 

A biography of the award-winning theater and film director who was also half of the seminal improv duo with Elaine May.

 

 

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.

 

 

THINK AGAIN by Adam Grant

(Available Formats: Print Book)

An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

 

 

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.

 

 

WHEN HARRY MET MINNIE by Martha Teichner

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The CBS Sunday Morning correspondent develops a bond with the ailing owner of a dog she agrees to adopt.

 

 

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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