Saturday, August 13, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers List (Week of Aug. 14)

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: Bullseye
Author: James Patterson
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice.

#2: Sweet Tomorrows
Author: Debbie Macomber
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F MACOMBER
Summary: The much-anticipated conclusion to Debbie Macomber's beloved Rose Harbor series, set in the picturesque town of Cedar Cove, Sweet Tomorrows is a vibrant and poignant novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future--come what may. Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from his past. Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he's ever coming back.

#3: Truly Madly Guilty
Author: Liane Moriarty
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F MORIARTY
Summary: Sam and Clementine have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. They're having tea with Erika, her oldest friend, and Erika's husband Oscar. A quiet break for tea turns into a last minute invitation to a barbecue with neighbors Tiffany and Vid, and all the couples' children. And a casual barbecue turns into a traumatic event. Two months later Clementine and Sam can't stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?

#4: The Underground Railroad
Author: Colson Whitehead
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F WHITEHEAD
Summary: A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

#5: The Black Widow
Author: Daniel Silva
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: F SILVA
Summary: Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin, is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: Hillary's America
Author: Dinesh D'Souza
Weeks On List: 3
Call Number: On Order
Summary: Characterizes presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a Nixonian political gangster out to control the country's wealth, in a scathing critique that makes controversial claims about Clinton family corruption.

#2: Liars
Author: Glenn Beck
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 320.509 BEC
Summary: The author says progressive politicians gain power and control by exploiting Americans' fears.

#3: Crisis of Character
Author: Gary J. Byrne
Weeks On List: 6
Call Number: 973.929 BYR
Summary: A former Secret Service official explores what he sees as "the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House, so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined, ... that governing was an afterthought."

#4: Armageddon
Author: Dick Morris
Weeks On List: 3
Call Number: 324.973 MOR
Summary: The 2016 election is truly America's Armageddon--the ultimate and decisive battle to save America, a fight to defeat Hillary Clinton and the forces seeking to flout our constitutional government and replace it with an all-powerful president backed up by an activist judiciary that answers to no one. Already President Obama has moved America far down this path, and a President Clinton will act as his "third term," institutionalizing the excesses of the past eight years. In Armageddon , bestselling author and political strategist Dick Morris provides a winning game plan to take back the White House, and America.

#5: Hamilton: The Revolution
Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Weeks On List: 17
Call Number: 792.642 MIR
Summary: This book offers a behind-the-scenes look of Hamilton the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life.

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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