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New York Times Bestseller List
February 27, 2017
LINCOLN IN THE BARDO
by: George Saunders
Visiting the grave of his recently deceased young son in 1862, Lincoln encounters a cemetery full of ghosts.
by: Neil Gaiman
A retelling of Norse folklore.
ECHOES IN DEATH
by: J D Robb
Lt. Eve Dallas of the N.Y.P.D. investigates a fatal home invasion. By Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
by: Jonathan Kellerman
The psychologist Alex Delaware and the L.A.P.D. Lt. Milo Sturgis investigate the mysterious death of an elderly woman.
by: James Patterson and Candice Fox
Harriet Blue, a Sydney sex crimes detective, is sent to the outback (the never never) to investigate the disappearance of a mine worker. The first in a new series.
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.
by: John Grisham
A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.
THE GIRL BEFORE
by: J P Delaney
A sadistic architect builds a modern house that controls its (young, female) inhabitants in this psychological thriller, soon to be a major motion picture.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
by: Colson Whitehead
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
RIGHT BEHIND YOU
by: Lisa Gardner
The former F.B.I. profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, foster a girl whose older brother murdered their drunken father. Now, eight years later, he has killed again.
by: Mark Greaney
Court Gentry, now working for the C.I.A., pursues a Chinese hacker who is on the run.
SMALL GREAT THINGS
by: Jodi Picoult
A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.
MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE
by: Sophie Kinsella
A young woman fired from her job in London is forced to reconsider the meaning of success.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
by: Amor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
by: Danielle Steel
The beautiful mistress of a Russian oligarch yearns for freedom.
February 27, 2017
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.
THIS LIFE I LIVE
by: Rory Feek
he songwriter describes his difficult childhood, love for his wife, and her death from cancer in 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.
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: David Horowitz
A battle plan for the Trump White House.
THE BOOK OF JOY
by: Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
Two spiritual leaders discuss how to find joy in the face of suffering.
THREE DAYS IN JANUARY
by: Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney
Eisenhower’s farewell address and his role in the Kennedy transition.
BORN A CRIME
by: Trevor Noah
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”
by: Margot Lee Shetterly
The black women mathematicians who worked at then-segregated NASA. The basis of the movie.
YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE
by: Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos
Defining a human universe in which each of us is a co-creator of reality.
THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE
by: Thomas L Friedman
How globalization, climate change and the accelerating pace of technology are reshaping the world.
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.
TEARS WE CANNOT STOP
by: Michael Eric Dyson
A frank and searing discussion of race.
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.
THE UNDOING PROJECT
by: Michael Lewis
How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision-making process.