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New York Times Bestseller List
April 23, 2017
THE BLACK BOOK
by: James Patterson and David Ellis
After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago’s elite, two people are dead and the madam’s black book has disappeared. Who is responsible?
ALL BY MYSELF, ALONE
by: Mary Higgins Clark
On a luxury cruise ship, a wealthy aristocrat is found murdered, and her emerald necklace has disappeared.
by: J R Ward
Book 15 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
THE LOST ORDER
by: Steve Berry
In the 12th Cotton Malone thriller, the former Justice Department operative pursues current and historical conspiracies.
by: Greg Iles
Penn Cage, now the mayor of Natchez, Miss., investigates the secrets of his family and the South to save his, and his father’s lives in the conclusion to the Natchez Burning trilogy.
by: Neil Gaiman
A retelling of Norse folklore.
THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE
by: Jessica Shattuck
The widows of three men killed for attempting to assassinate Hitler take refuge together at the war’s end.
IF NOT FOR YOU
by: Debbie Macomber
An unlikely relationship is tested.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
by: Amor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE
by: Lisa See
A woman from rural China eventually moves to California, where the daughter she gave up for adoption lives.
by: C J Box
Newly released from prison, Dallas Cates tries to exact revenge on the Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, who put him there.
by: Donna Leon
The 26th Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery.
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: Philip Kerr
In the 12th Bernie Gunther novel, the action takes place both at Hitler’s villa, the Berghof, in 1939 and in Cannes in 1956.
by: Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
In 1911, searching for a young actress who has disappeared, the detective Isaac Bell discovers a serial killer.
April 23, 2017
by: Bill O'Reilly and Bruce Feirstein
A defense of “old school” traditional values versus “snowflakes.”
by: Anne Lamott
The importance of mercy in our lives.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
by: Mayte Garcia
A reminiscence by Prince’s first wife.
by: J D Vance
A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood.
by: Alec Baldwin
A memoir by the actor.
by: Chipper Jones with Carroll Rogers Walton
Recollections of a 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves by the eight-time All-Star switch hitter.
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: Sally Bedell Smith
A life of the heir to the British throne, by the author of biographies of Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales.
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.”
CRAZY IS MY SUPERPOWER
by: AJ Mendez Brooks
The recently retired W.W.E. star discusses her difficult childhood and her pursuit of her career.
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: 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.
A COLONY IN A NATION
by: Chris Hayes
The MSNBC host discusses race relations with a focus on the differences in policing in the white nation and its black colony.
THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS
by: Michael Finkel
The story of a hermit who lived by stealing food in the Maine woods for 27 years until caught in 2013.