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New York Times Bestseller List
January 22, 2019
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
by: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Jessica Farris’s life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shields’s psychology study.
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
by: Delia Owens
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
by: Danielle Steel
Four American trauma doctors face difficult choices when they join a mass-casualty training program in Paris.
THE NEW IBERIA BLUES
by: James Lee Burke
Detective Dave Robicheaux and his new partner Bailey Ribbons investigate the death of a young woman by crucifixion.
by: John Grisham
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor.
FIRE AND BLOOD
by: George RR Martin
The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
VERSES FOR THE DEAD
by: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Agents Pendergast and Coldmoon track a killer who removes hearts and leaves handwritten letters.
by: Nicholas Sparks
Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.
by: Madeline Miller
Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
THE WINTER OF THE WITCH
by: Katherine Arden
The final book of the Winternight trilogy. The fate of two worlds depends on a girl who seeks to forge her own path.
THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM
by: Marie Benedict
Hedy Lamarr flees to Hollywood where she becomes a screen star and develops technology that might combat the Nazis.
THROUGH FIERY TRIALS
by: David Weber
The 10th book in the Safehold series. A temporary peace gives way as international alliances change.
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS
by: Liane Moriarty
A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
by: Lee Child
Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born.
LONG ROAD TO MERCY
by: David Baldacci
The F.B.I. agent Atlee Pine must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.
January 22, 2019
by: Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
by: Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
THE FIRST CONSPIRACY
by: Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.
THE TRUTHS WE HOLD
by: Kamala Harris
A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.
THE POINT OF IT ALL
by: Charles Krauthammer,
A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.
THE LIBRARY BOOK
by: Susan Orlean
The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.
BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS
by: Stephen Hawking
A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
THE SOPRANOS SESSIONS
by: Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall
Essays and interviews by former TV critics from New Jersey’s Star-Ledger to mark the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut.
KILLING THE SS
by: Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.
by: Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund
A look at our biases and how the world is in a better state than we might think.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY
by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
by: Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents.
THE FIFTH RISK
by: Michael Lewis
How the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.
by: John Carreyrou
The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
by: Bob Woodward
Debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.