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New York Times Bestseller List
May 25, 2017
INTO THE WATER
by: Paula Hawkins
In this psychological thriller by the author of “The Girl on the Train,” women are found drowned in a river in an English town.
by: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
In San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club face their toughest case yet.
AGAINST ALL ODDS
by: Danielle Steel
A mother must learn to let her adult children make their own decisions.
by: David Baldacci
The detective Amos Decker (“Memory Man”) witnesses a murder-suicide that turns out to be a matter of national security.
by: John Sandford
Lucas Davenport, now a U.S. Marshal, pursues a thief who robbed a drug cartel and killed a child in Biloxi, Miss.
by: Jo Nesbo
Retired Inspector Harry Hole is drawn back to the Crime Squad by the case of a serial killer who targets women who use Tinder — and apparently bites them to death.
SINCE WE FELL
by: Dennis Lehane
A woman struggles to understand who she really is, first searching for her father, then coping with a breakdown.
MEN WITHOUT WOMEN
by: Haruki Murakami
Seven stories by the Japanese writer.
THE BLACK BOOK
by: James Patterson and David Ellis
After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago’s elite, the madam’s black book has disappeared.
A DOG'S WAY HOME
by: W Bruce Cameron
Separated from the man who rescued her as a puppy, a dog sets out across 400 miles of wilderness.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
by: Amor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
by: Elizabeth Strout
A novel-in-stories about the lives of the inhabitants of the rural Illinois hometown of Lucy Barton, the protagonist of Strout’s previous novel.
ALL BY MYSELF, ALONE
by: Mary Higgins Clark
On a luxury cruise ship, a wealthy aristocrat is found murdered, and her emerald necklace is gone.
THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE
by: Jessica Shattuck
The widows of three men killed for attempting to assassinate Hitler take refuge together at the war’s end.
by: Robin Hobb
Book 3 of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy.
May 25, 2017
by: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY
by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.
by: Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
An examination of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
by: Condoleezza Rice
The former secretary of state argues that the promotion of democracy should shape America’s foreign policy.
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
by: David Grann
The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.
by: J D Vance
A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood.
THE AMERICAN SPIRIT
by: David McCullough
A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values.
THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT
by: Elizabeth Warren
The Massachusetts senator offers a program for Democratic resistance to President Trump.
by: Kathy McKeon
Recollections from Jackie Kennedy’s longtime assistant.
by: David Ross with Don Yaeger
A life in baseball, by the (now retired) Chicago Cubs catcher.
THE MAGNOLIA STORY
by: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino
The couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”
by: Robert O'Neill
The 400-mission career of a SEAL Team operator.
by: Charlamagne Tha God
The radio personality presents his life story and offers advice for success.
by: David J Garrow
A critical biography of Barack Obama, focusing particularly on his formative years.
by: Anne Lamott
The importance of mercy in our lives.