Friday, March 18, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Mar. 20)

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: Off the Grid
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Author: C.J. Box
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M BOX
Summary: The 16th Joe Pickett novel features Nate Romanowski and a search for a domestic terror cell.

#2: Fire Touched
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Author: Patricia Briggs
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: SF BRIGGS
Summary: The shape-shifter Mercy Thompson and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, protect a stolen human child.

#3: All the Light We Cannot See
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Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 97
Call Number: F DOERR
Summary: The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

#4: The Girl on the Train
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Author: Paula Hawkins
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 61
Call Number: F HAWKINS
Summary: A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

#5: The Nightingale
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Author: Kristin Hannah
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 54
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.

Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: When Breath Becomes Air
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Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 9
Call Number: 92 KALANITHI
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
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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 35
Call Number: 92 COATES
Summary: A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

#3: Dark Money
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Author: Jane Mayer
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 8
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: The Immortal Irishman
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Author: Timothy Egan
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 12
Call Number: On Order
Summary: The life of Thomas Francis Meagher, an Irish revolutionary who fled to America and become the general of New York's Irish Brigade during the Civil War.

#5: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
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Author: Carlo Rovelli
Position Last Week: 5
Weeks On List: 2
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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