New York Times Bestsellers October 17, 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 instant checkout eBook & Hoopla Audiobook).

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

New York Times Bestseller blog postings are published on Sundays; and, as I will be on vacation next week, the next New York Times Bestselling blog posting will be published on Sunday, October 24, 2021.


APPLES NEVER FALL by Liane Moriarty

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

Apples Never Fall

The Delaney siblings suspect their father of causing the disappearance of their mother.

BEWILDERMENT by Richard Powers

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)


An astrobiologist and single father learns of a neurofeedback treatment that may improve his son’s emotional control.

BILLY SUMMERS by Stephen King

(Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook & eBook)

Billy Summers

A killer for hire who only takes out bad guys seeks redemption as he does one final job.

CLOUD CUCKOO LAND by Anthony Doerr

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

An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.

HARLEM SHUFFLE by Colson Whitehead

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

Harlem Suffle

Ray Carney, a family man who sells furniture on 125th Street, gets a new clientele made up of vicious and unsavory characters.

IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.

JAILHOUSE LAWYER by James Patterson and Nancy Allen

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Jailhouse Lawyer

A young lawyer winds up in an Alabama jail that remains mysteriously crowded.

LAST GRADUATE by Naomi Novik

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The second book in the Scholomance series. Will students now in their senior year make it out alive?


(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Last Thing He Told Me

Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.

MAN WHO DIED TWICE by Richard Osman

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The second book in the Thursday Murder Club series. A ruthless murderer is out to get four septuagenarian friends.


(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.

SANTA SUIT by Mary Kay Andrews

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

A recently divorced woman searching the pockets of an old Santa suit finds a child’s wish that her father return from war.


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

Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo

A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.

A SLOW FIRE BURNING by Paula Hawkins

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & downloadable audiobooks)

A Slow Fire Burning

Three women come under scrutiny when a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat.


(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

Vince Flynn Enemy At The Gates

Anthony Cook, an autocratic president, distrusts Mitch Rapp, who is working to uncover a traitor.

THE WISH by Nicholas Sparks

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

Maggie Dawes, a renowned travel photographer, struggles with a medical diagnosis over Christmas.



(Available Formats: Print Book)

American Marxism

The Fox News host gives his take on the Green New Deal, critical race theory and social activism.

THE 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.

BOURDAIN by Laurie Woolever

(Available Formats: Print Book)

An oral biography of the late chef, writer and television host by his longtime assistant and confidante.

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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

CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.


(Available Formats: Print Book)

Dressmaker of Auschwitz

Twenty-five young inmates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp made garments for elite Nazi 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.

HUNTER-GATHERER’S GUIDE TO THE 21ST CENTURY by Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The evolutionary biologists posit that the modern world is out of sync with our ancient brains and bodies.

MY LIFE IN FULL by Indra Nooyi

(Available Formats: Print Book)

A memoir by the former chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo.


(Available Formats: Print Book)

After being diagnosed with cancer at 35, the author of “Everything Happens for a Reason” takes a new look at the advice industry and her own ambitions.

PERIL by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa

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


The Washington Post journalists detail the dangers and challenges during the transition to the Biden presidency.

RATIONALITY by Steven Pinker

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

An exploration of several tools of reasoning often overlooked in standard education and some of the causes of irrationality within society.

SISTERS OF AUSCHWITZ by Roxane van Iperen

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Sisters of Auschwitz

Janny and Lien Brilleslijper from Amsterdam were sent by train to Auschwitz when the Jewish safehouse they created in the woods was discovered.

TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell

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

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.


(Available Formats: Print Book)

A memoir by the musician known for playing with the E Street Band, starring on “The Sopranos” and participating in activist causes.

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.

VANDERBILT by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe

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


The CNN host and descendant of the Vanderbilt family charts the rise and fall of this American dynasty.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

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

What Happend To You

An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.

Happy reading!

Linda Reimer, SSL

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

Digital Catalog:

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:

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:

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.

Also of Note: If a New York Times Bestseller isn’t yet available in any of the three catalogs; you can contact the library and request to be notified when it becomes available.

Southeast Steuben County Library Tel: 607-936-3713

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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