New York Times Bestsellers December 12, 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*


BECOMING by Nora Roberts

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

The second book in the Dragon Heart Legacy series. Breen returns to Talamh as her grandfather Odran plots destruction.

BILLY SUMMERS by Stephen King

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

Billy Summers

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

CHRISTMAS PROMISE by Richard Paul Evans

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

Richelle writes a book about her estranged and deceased twin sister, Michelle, that is titled “The Prodigal Daughter.”

CLOUD CUCKOO LAND by Anthony Doerr

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

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

DARK HOURS by Michael Connelly

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

Dark Hours

A death on New Year’s Eve, an unsolved murder and a hunt for serial rapists bring Bosch and Ballard back together.

FEAR NO EVIL by James Patterson

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The 29th book in the Alex Cross series. Cross fights the mastermind who has stalked him for years.

FLYING ANGELS by Danielle Steel

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Six women join the Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron during World War II.


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

The ninth book in the Outlander series. As the Revolutionary War moves closer to Fraser’s Ridge, Claire and Jamie reunite with their daughter and her family.

IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & Libby audiobook)

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

THE JUDGE’S LIST by John Grisham

(Available Formats: Print Book, Libby eBook & audiobook)

Judge's List

The second book in the Whistler series. Investigator Lacy Stoltz goes after a serial killer and closes in on a sitting judge.


(Available Formats: Print Book, Libby eBook & audiobook)

Lincoln Highway

Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.

MERCY by David Baldacci

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

The fourth book in the Atlee Pine series. Atlee discovers her twin sister survived an abduction at the age of 6.


(Available Formats: Print Book, Libby eBook & 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.


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

Ryland Grace awakes from a long sleep alone and far from home, and the fate of humanity rests on his shoulders.


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

Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo

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

STATE OF TERROR by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

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

State of Terror

In the wake of the previous administration’s mishandling of international affairs, the new Secretary of State Ellen Adams confronts interconnected global threats.


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

Stranger In A Life Boat

After a ship explodes, nine people struggling to survive pull a man who claims to be the Lord out of the sea.

THE WISH by Nicholas Sparks

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

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


1619 PROJECT edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Viewing America’s entanglement with slavery and its legacy, in essays adapted and expanded from The New York Times Magazine.

ALL AMERICAN CHRISTMAS by Rachel Campos-Duffy and Sean Duffy

(Available Formats: Not currently available)

A collection of holiday memories from members of the staff of Fox News.

BEATLES: GET BACK by the Beatles

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The story of the making of the band’s final album, gathered from transcripts of their conversations.

BETRAYAL by Jonathan Karl

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent gives an account of the end of the Trump presidency.

BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

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

DAWN OF EVERYTHING by David Graeber and David Wengrow

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

The Dawn of Everything

A reinvestigation of social evolution and suggestions for new ways of organizing society.

GOD BLESS THIS MESS by Hannah Brown with Mark Dagostino

(Available Formats: Not currently available)

The reality TV star describes the pressures she felt in the public eye and the ways her faith was tested.

THE HOUSE OF GUCCI by Sara G. Forden

(Available Formats: Print Book & Hoopla instant checkout eBook & audiobook)

An account of the murder of Maurizio Gucci in 1995; the basis of the film.

THE LYRICS: 1956 TO THE PRESENT by Paul McCartney

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

The Lyrics

A two-volume celebration of 154 songs, with handwritten texts, paintings and photographs from the songwriter’s archives.


(Available Formats: Print Book)

President and the Freedom Fighter

The Fox News host gives an account of the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

REAL ANTHONY FAUCI by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

(Available Formats: Hoopla instant checkout eBook)

The anti-vaccine advocate gives his take on the chief medical advisor to the president.

RENEGADES by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen

(Available Formats: Print Book)


Conversations between the 44th president and the multiple award-winning musician on a range of topics.


(Available Formats: Print Book, CD audiobook & Libby eBook)

The Storyteller

A memoir by the musician known for his work with Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

TASTE by Stanley Tucci

(Available Formats: Print Book, Libby eBook & audiobook)


The award-winning actor reflects on his career, Italian-American heritage, meals and mishaps.

WELCOME TO DUNDER MIFFLIN by Brian Baumgartner and Ben Silverman

(Available Formats: Not currently available)

An oral history of the TV series “The Office” by one of its stars and one of its producers.

WILL by Will Smith with Mark Manson

(Available Formats: Print Book)


The actor, producer and musician tells his life story and lessons he learned along the way.

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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