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New York Times Bestseller List
May 22, 2018
THE 17TH SUSPECT
by: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.
by: David Baldacci
Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.
THE HIGH TIDE CLUB
by: Mary Kay Andrews
An eccentric millionaire enlists the attorney Brooke Trappnell to fix old wrongs, which sets up a potential scandal and murder.
by: John Sandford
The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
THE CROOKED STAIRCASE
by: Dean Koontz
The rogue F.B.I. agent Jane Hawk is on the lam from the government and a secret group causing a rash of murder-suicides.
by: Michael Ondaatje
In Britain after World War II, a pair of teenage siblings are taken under the tutelage of a mysterious man and his cronies who served during the war.
BEFORE WE WERE YOURS
by: Lisa Wingate
A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
by: Celeste Ng
An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
THE HELLFIRE CLUB
by: Jake Tapper
Charlie Marder, a World War II veteran and unlikely congressman, gets entangled in a dangerous series of events in 1950s D.C.
THE GREAT ALONE
by: Kristin Hannah
A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW
by: AJ Finn
A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.
I'VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU
by: Mary Higgins Clark
A high school guidance counselor tries to uncover the identity of her sister’s murderer.
THE PERFECT MOTHER
by: Aimee Molloy
A missing baby unnerves a group of new mothers who meet in Prospect Park twice a week.
LOVE AND RUIN
by: Paula McLain
Martha Gellhorn goes to Madrid to report on the Spanish Civil War and comes to a crossroad in her relationship with Ernest Hemingway.
THE MARS ROOM
by: Rachel Kushner
A woman is separated from her son when she begins two consecutive life sentences in a California correctional facility.
May 22, 2018
THE SOUL OF AMERICA
by: Jon Meacham
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.
by: Zora Neale Hurston
A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.
A HIGHER LOYALTY
by: James Comey
The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.
I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK
by: Michelle McNamara
The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."
by: Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
WAR ON PEACE
by: Ronan Farrow
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of American diplomacy.
MEASURE WHAT MATTERS
by: John Doerr
How a goal-setting system helped large tech companies succeed.
THE LIGHT WITHIN ME
by: Ainsley Earhardt with Mark Tabb
A memoir by one of the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”
FASCISM: A Warning
by: Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.
by: Pete Souza
More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.
THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD
by: Rick Bragg
A tribute to the author's mother and the recipes she used that were handed down over generations.
THE ASSAULT ON INTELLIGENCE
by: Michael V Hayden
A former director of the N.S.A. and the C.I.A. identifies domestic and international threats to the American intelligence community.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY
by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
THE ORDER OF TIME
by: Carlo Rovelli
The Italian theoretical physicist uses ideas based in philosophy, science and literature to explore the mysteries of time.
by: James Fallows and Deborah Fallows
A couple who flew around America in a single-engine prop airplane describe how solutions for issues faced on a local level differ from national-level dysfunction.