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New York Times Bestseller List
May 30, 2016
by: Joe Hill
During an epidemic that causes people to spontaneously combust, an infected New Hampshire nurse fights to stay alive, aided by a mysterious figure known as the Fireman.
by: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
A brutal murder threatens the domestic happiness of the San Francisco police detective Lindsay Boxer, who turns for help to the Women's Murder Club.
by: Mary Kay Andrews
On the North Carolina island of Belle Isle, a woman investigates her husband’s shady financial affairs after his mysterious death.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by: Paula Hawkins
A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.
THE LAST MILE
by: David Baldacci
In a sequel to “Memory Man,” Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, helps the F.B.I. investigate the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.
by: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.
BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT
by: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
In a sequel to “The Ice Limit” (2000), Gideon Crew pursues a meteorite that has sunk to the ocean floor. Or is it only a meteorite?
by: Richard Russo
We’re back in North Bath, N.Y., in a sequel to “Nobody’s Fool.”
by: John Sandford
Lucas Davenport, who has left the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is in Iowa trying to foil a plot to assassinate a Hillary Clinton-like candidate. The 26th Lucas Davenport thriller.
by: Craig Johnson
Wyoming’s Sheriff Walt Longmire (the inspiration of the Netflix series “Longmire”) encounters the supernatural in this novella.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
by: Anthony Doerr
The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
by: Jojo Moyes
In a sequel to “Me Before You,” Louisa Clark tries to put her life back together after the death of Will Traynor.
by: Danielle Steel
Four young women share a Hell’s Kitchen loft.
by: Kristin Hannah
Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.
THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON
by: Steve Hamilton
A deal with a fellow inmate, a crime boss, springs Nick Mason from prison, but he must become an assassin.
by: Louise Erdrich
A North Dakota man who accidentally kills his best friend’s son gives up his own boy in exchange.
by: Nevada Barr
by: Curtis Sittenfeld
The author of “Prep” and “American Wife” retells “Pride and Prejudice,” set in the Cincinnati suburbs in the present.
by: Martha Hall Kelly
A story of three women’s lives during and after World War II.
EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN
by: Chris Cleave
A young woman teaching in London and a soldier fall in love amid war and personal losses in a novel loosely based on the life of Cleave’s grandparents
May 30, 2016
by: Siddhartha Mukherjee
This overview of the history and science of genetics also considers moral questions and prospects for future advances in treating disease. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Emperor of All Maladies.”
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
by: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The libretto of the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.
by: Angela Duckworth
A psychologist and consultant argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
by: Paul Kalanithi
A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.
by: Nathaniel Philbrick
The relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.
THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES
by: Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.
by: Phil Knight
A memoir by the founder of Nike.
by: Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin
A retired Secret Service agent discusses his experience with presidents from Eisenhower to Ford.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.
by: Atul Gawande
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.
SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS
by: Carlo Rovelli
An introduction to modern physics.
by: Simon Sebag Montefiore
A full history of the dynasty, from rise to apogee to fall.
by: Eric Ripert with Veronica Chambers
The chef and co-owner of the New York restaurant Le Bernardin recalls his childhood and culinary education in France, including a stint in the terrifying Paris kitchen of Joël Robuchon.
by: Michael Kinsley
Essays, both serious and humorous, about aging and death, based in part on Kinsley’s experience with Parkinson’s disease and aimed at his fellow baby boomers.
THE BIG PICTURE
by: Sean Carroll
A theoretical physicist discusses how to understand the universe and ourselves through science.
by: Clinton Romesha
The deadly 13-hour battle for a remote combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, by a soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his role.
THE SLEEP REVOLUTION
by: Arianna Huffington
What scientific research reveals about the dangers of sleep deprivation, and tips for achieving better sleep habits.
THE SECRET WAR
by: Max Hastings
The increasing importance of intelligence during World War II.
by: Hope Jahren
A geobiologist shares her fascination with plants and describes how she found her vocation.
WHO RULES THE WORLD?
by: Noam Chomsky