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New York Times Bestseller List
January 23, 2017
by: Danielle Steel
The beautiful mistress of a Russian oligarch falls in love with an artist and yearns for freedom.
by: John Grisham
A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
by: Colson Whitehead
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
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.
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.
BELOW THE BELT
by: Stuart Woods
The New York lawyer Stone Barrington faces danger when he finds himself in possession of a retired C.I.A. agent’s explosive memoir.
SMALL GREAT THINGS
by: Jodi Picoult
A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.
by: Stephenie Meyer
A specialist in chemically controlled torture, on the run from her former employers, takes on one last job.
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.
THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY
by: Karen White
Spirits invade the life of a Charleston realtor.
TOM CLANCY TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE
by: Mark Greaney
Jack Ryan Jr., working for a secret organization, seeks to prevent complicated terrorist strikes set in motion by a hacker. Clancy died in 2013.
by: Chris Bohjalian
The daughters of a Vermont woman who disappeared from her home in the middle of the night try to understand what happened.
RING OF FIRE
by: Brad Taylor
Pike Logan, a member of a secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce, investigates a Saudi-backed Moroccan terrorist cell.
by: Ann Patchett
Five decades in the lives of two families remade by divorce.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
by: Amor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across from the Kremlin.
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.
THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE
by: Michael Connelly
The detective Harry Bosch aids a billionaire in search of a possible heir.
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.
by: Jane Harper
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.
January 23, 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.
THREE DAYS IN JANUARY
by: Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney
Eisenhower’s farewell address and his role in the Kennedy transition.
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 PRINCESS DIARIST
by: Carrie Fisher
Recollections of life on the set of the first Star Wars movie by the actress and writer, who died in December.
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.”
THE UNDOING PROJECT
by: Michael Lewis
How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision-making process and invented the field of behavioral economics.
THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD
by: Douglas Preston
A frightening search for a lost civilization in the Honduran rain forest.
THE GREAT EQUALIZER
by: David M Smick
A call for economic policies that will promote economic growth by encouraging Main Street capitalism (small businesses and start-ups) rather than Wall Street capitalism.
THE BOOK OF JOY
by: Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.
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.
THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE
by: Thomas L Friedman
How globalization, climate change and the accelerating pace of technology are are reshaping the world, and what we can do about it.
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 CASE AGAINST SUGAR
by: Gary Taubes
A science writer warns of sugar’s dangers.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
A meditation on race in America.
by: Margot Lee Shetterly
The black women mathematicians who worked at then-segregated NASA. The basis of the movie.
BORN A CRIME
by: Trevor Noah
A memoir about growing up biracial in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”
SETTLE FOR MORE
by: Megyn Kelly
The anchor of Fox News’s “The Kelly File” discusses the personal and professional challenges she has faced.
TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN
by: Lauren Graham
Essays by the star of “Gilmore Girls” (both the original and the mini-series) and “Parenthood.”
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 GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO
by: Amy Schumer
Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.