Friday, April 1, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Apr. 3)

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: Fool Me Once
Author: Harlan Coben
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M COBEN
Summary: A retired Army helicopter pilot faces combat-related nightmares and mysteries concerning the deaths of her husband and sister.

#2: Private Paris
Author: James Patterson
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: Jack Morgan, the head of the Private global investigative agency, probes the murders of members of the French cultural elite.

#3: The Nest
Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F SWEENEY
Summary: Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

#4: Property of a Noblewoman
Author: Danielle Steel
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F STEEL
Summary: Two New Yorkers reconstruct the history of a young woman and a love affair at the time of World War II.

#5: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 99
Call Number: F DOERR
Summary: The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 11
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: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Position Last Week: 9
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: ACU Holdings
Summary: An introduction to modern physics.

#3: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 37
Call Number: 92 COATES
Summary: A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

#4: Smarter Faster Better
Author: Charles Duhigg
Position Last Week: 5
Weeks On List: 3
Call Number: NOT HOUSED
Summary: The science of productivity, from the author of "The Power of Habit."

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

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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