Saturday, April 15, 2017

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Apr. 16)

Many 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 Black Book
Author: James Patterson
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father's footsteps, there's nothing Billy won't give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who's anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free ... or confirm his worst fears.

#2: All By Myself, Alone
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M CLARK
Summary: Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, 'Lady Em, ' as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise.

#3: The Chosen
Author: J.R. Ward
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: NOT HOUSED
Summary: Book 15 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

#4: The Lost Order
Author: Steve Berry
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F BERRY
Summary: The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found.

#5: Mississippi Blood
Author: Greg Iles
Weeks On List: 3
Call Number: F ILES
Summary: Grief-stricken and with his world collapsing around him, Penn Cage is shut out of trial preparations by his once-revered Southern doctor father, who is about to be tried for murder in the wake of revelations about a mixed-race child and KKK associations.

Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: Old School
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: 070.92 ORE
Summary: You have probably heard the term Old School, but what you might not know is that there is a concentrated effort to tear that school down. It's a values thing. The anti-old school forces believe the traditional way of looking at life is oppressive. Not inclusive. The Old School way may harbor microaggressions.

#2: Hallelujah Anyway
Author: Anne Lamott
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 241.4 LAM
Summary: An exploration of mercy, its limitless, if sometimes hidden, presence, why people ignore it, and how people can embrace it.

#3: The Most Beautiful
Author: Mayte Garcia
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 920 GAR
Summary: A candid assessment of the iconic musician's personal and professional life by his first wife traces their long-distance courtship, marriage, and creative partnership as well as the challenges that compromised their romance.

#4: Hillbilly Elegy
Author: J.D. Vance
Weeks On List: 37
Call Number: 92 VANCE
Summary: Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

#5: Nevertheless
Author: Alec Baldwin
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 92 BALDWIN
Summary: The actor highlights parts of his life that he's long kept private, from his troubled childhood and efforts to make it as young actor to his struggles with addiction and his failings as a husband and parent.

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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