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New York Times Bestseller List
September 28, 2016
by: Ann Patchett
Five decades in the lives of two families — parents, children, siblings, stepchildren — remade by divorce.
by: Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
Sam and Remi Fargo pursue an ancient treasure.
by: Carl Hiaasen
The ex-cop Andrew Yancy from “Bad Monkey” gets involved in a kidnapping gone wrong.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
by: Colson Whitehead
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10
by: Ruth Ware
A travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.
AN OBVIOUS FACT
by: Craig Johnson
Sheriff Walt Longmire and his friend Henry Standing Bear investigate a motorcycle accident. The basis of the Netflix series.
by: Ian McEwan
A fetus in utero overhears his mother plotting with his uncle to kill his father.
APPRENTICE IN DEATH
by: J D Robb
Lt. Eve Dallas of the N.Y.P.D. calls on the technological expertise of her husband, Roarke, when three skaters at Wollman Rink are shot by a sniper. By Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
HERE I AM
by: Jonathan Safran Foer
Private and public crises converge for four generations of a Jewish family.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
by: Amor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across from the Kremlin.
A GREAT RECKONING
by: Louise Penny
An instructor at the police academy is found murdered, perhaps by one of the cadets favored by Armand Gamache, the retired homicide chief of the Sûreté du Québec.
by: Danielle Steel
Six people cope with a hurricane in New York City.
ROBERT B. PARKER'S DEBT TO PAY
by: Reed Farrel Coleman
Jesse Stone pursues a psychotic assassin out for revenge; a continuation of the series by Parker, who died in 2010.
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.
TRULY MADLY GUILTY
by: Liane Moriarty
Three couples at a backyard barbecue gone wrong.
by: Nathan Hill
An aspiring writer who spends too much time playing video games investigates the past of the mother who abandoned him.
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 COUPLE NEXT DOOR
by: Shari Lapena
A couple’s secrets emerge after their baby disappears.
NAVIGATORS OF DUNE
by: Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson
by: Alan Moore
September 28, 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.
by: Glennon Doyle Melton
After her husband confesses to multiple infidelities, a woman who has overcome bulimia and alcoholism struggles to grow — and so does he.
THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO
by: Amy Schumer
Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.
by: Michael Savage
The radio host discusses what will happen after the administration of “President Maobama.”
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.
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.
by: Elizabeth Vargas
The co-anchor of “World News Tonight” and “20/20” describes her long struggle with acute anxiety and panic attacks, which she attempted to medicate with alcohol.
THE UPSIDE OF INEQUALITY
by: Edward Conard
A former managing director at Bain Capital argues that the concern about inequality is misguided and will slow growth.
IN SUCH GOOD COMPANY
by: Carol Burnett
Burnett looks back on “The Carol Burnett Show” (1967-78), describing sketches and favorite guests as well as directors, musicians and members of the crew.
by: Ab Wambach
A memoir by the soccer player, the highest scorer on the United States women’s national team.
A PERFECT SCORE
by: Kathryn Hall and Craig Hall
A couple’s experience in building a successful Napa Valley winery.
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.
THE RED BANDANNA
by: Tom Rinaldi
The life of Welles Crowther, a young equities trader, and his heroism at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
A meditation on race in America.
by: Mike Love with James S Hirsch
The rise and fall of the Beach Boys, by one of the band's original members.
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
by: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The libretto of the Grammy-, Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos and interviews with the cast.
by: Tom Fitton
The president of Judicial Watch discusses Benghazi, Hillary Clinton’s emails and other (in the words of the subtitle) “secrets and lies” of the Obama administration.
THE YEAR OF VOTING DANGEROUSLY
by: Maureen Dowd
by: Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton.
THE PERFECT HORSE
by: Elizabeth Letts
The attempt in the closing days of World War II to rescue purebred horses raised for Hitler.