Saturday, March 12, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Mar. 13)

Many patrons browse the new materials section of the library to discover the latest reads.  Part of finding them is browsing the New York Times Bestsellers lists we make available at all locations.  Check out this blog entry to discover the latest to lead the pack on the Hardcover Fiction & Nonfiction lists for the upcoming week.

Hardcover Fiction Top 5

#1: The Gangster
Author: Clive Cussler
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F CUSSLER
Summary: In the ninth book in this series, set in 1906, the New York detective Isaac Bell contends with a crime boss passing as a respectable businessman and a tycoon's plot against President Theodore Roosevelt.

#2: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 96
Call Number: F DOERR
Summary: The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

#3: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 60
Call Number: F HAWKINS
Summary: A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

#4: The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 53
Call Number: F HANNAH
Summary:Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

#5: A Girl's Guide to Moving On
Author: Debbie Macomber
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F MACOMBER
Summary: A mother and her daughter-in-law both leave unhappy marriages and take up with new men.

Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 8
Call Number: 
Summary: A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stave IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

#2: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 34
Call Number: 92 COATES
Summary: A mediation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

#3: Dark Money
Author: Jane Mayer
Position Last Week: 10
Weeks On List: 7
Call Number: 320.52 MAY
Summary: An account of how the Koch brothers and other super-wealthy donors deployed their money to change American politics.

#4: Playing to the Edge
Author: Michael V. Hayden
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: 327.127 HAY
Summary: A former C.I.A. director defends his policies.

#5: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: ACU Holding
Summary: An introduction to modern physics.

Look for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and discover why they've become such hits in mainstream literature.  If they're not available, get yourselves on the reserve lists and secure your spot in line.

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