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New York Times Bestseller List
December 06, 2016
CROSS THE LINE
by: James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross and his wife, Bree, team up to catch a killer causing chaos in Washington, D.C.
by: John Grisham
A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.
by: Janet Evanovich
The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum juggles the investigation of a crime in an ice cream factory and the two men in her life.
TWO BY TWO
by: Nicholas Sparks
A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.
NO MAN'S LAND
by: David Baldacci
John Puller, a special agent with the Army, searches for the truth about his mother, who disappeared 30 years ago.
by: Lee Child
Jack Reacher, still in the Army, becomes involved in an investigation with elite agents from the F.B.I. and C.I.A.
SMALL GREAT THINGS
by: Jodi Picoult
A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.
THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE
by: Michael Connelly
The detective Harry Bosch aids a billionaire in search of a possible heir.
by: Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
Trying to locate an Ottoman shipwreck in the Black Sea, the NUMA director Dirk Pitt encounters more than he expected.
by: Stephanie Meyer
A specialist in chemically controlled torture, on the run from her former employers, takes on one last job.
by: Michael Chabon
A novel that presents itself as a memoir of an elderly World War II veteran and his wife, a Holocaust survivor, who resemble Chabon’s maternal grandparents.
by: Patricia Cornwell
In the 24th novel in this series, the forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta investigates a death that seems to have been (but was not) caused by lightning. Is her old nemesis Carrie Grethen involved?
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
by: Colson Whitehead
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
by: Zadie Smith
The British novelist explores friendship, race, music and global politics.
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER
by: Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
A woman just released from prison begs Laurie Morgan, the producer of the TV show “Under Suspicion,” to help clear her name.
THE MISTLETOE SECRET
by: Richard Paul Evans
A man struggling with the aftermath of a divorce sets out to find the anonymous writer of a blog about loneliness, and discovers more than he expected.
by: James Luceno
This novel sets the stage for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” to be released this month.
by: Paulo Coelho
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.
I'LL TAKE YOU THERE
by: Wally Lamb
December 06, 2016
KILLING THE RISING SUN
by: Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.
SETTLE FOR MORE
by: Megyn Kelly
The anchor of Fox News’s “The Kelly File” discusses the personal and professional challenges she has faced.
THE MAGNOLIA STORY
by: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino
The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”
by: Bernie Sanders
The Vermont senator and former candidate for the Democratic nomination for president delivers his message of social and economic justice.
THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE
by: Thomas L Friedman
How the accelerating pace of technology, globalization and climate change are reshaping the world, and what we can do about it.
SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY
by: Anna Kendrick
Autobiographical essays by the young actress.
by: J D Vance
A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
BORN TO RUN
by: Bruce Springsteen
The singer-songwriter’s autobiography.
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
by: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The libretto of the award-winning musical, with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.
BORN A CRIME
by: Trevor Noah
A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show,” who was born into an illegal interracial relationship.
THE DAILY SHOW (THE BOOK)
by: Chris Smith
An oral history of the show, based on extensive interviews with Jon Stewart and others.
by: Andy Cohen
The further adventures of the TV producer and personality.
THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO
by: Amy Schumer
Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.
THE BOOK OF JOY
by: the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.
by: Tim Tebow with A J Gregory
The Heisman Trophy winner writes about overcoming obstacles.
ALL THE GALLANT MEN
by: Donald Stratton with Ken Gire
An eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor by a 94-year-old veteran.
THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES
by: Peter Wohlleben
A forester presents scientific research on the way trees interact with one another. A best seller in Germany.
A TORCH KEPT LIT
by: William F Buckley Jr
More than 50 eulogies for significant 20th-century figures.
A LIFE WELL PLAYED
by: Arnold Palmer
Stories of career and relationships by the great golfer, who died in September 2016.
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.