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New York Times Bestseller List
October 27, 2016
SMALL GREAT THINGS
by: Jodi Picoult
A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.
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.
VINCE FLYNN: ORDER TO KILL
by: Kyle Mills
Flynn’s character, the C.I.A. operative Mitch Rapp, uncovers a dangerous Russian plot. Flynn died in 2013.
by: Ann Patchett
Five decades in the lives of two families — parents, children, siblings, stepchildren — remade by divorce.
by: Harlan Coben
Myron Bolitar and his friend Win locate a boy who was kidnapped 10 years earlier; the 11th Myron Bolitar novel.
WOMAN OF GOD
by: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The story of a (woman) doctor who, after a life of service and suffering, becomes a Catholic priest.
PRECIOUS AND GRACE
by: Alexander McCall Smith
In the 17th installment of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutski help a Canadian woman find the nursemaid who raised her in Botswana.
TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT
by: Maria Semple
A calamitous day in the life of a cynical Seattle transplant from the author of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”
by: Laurell K Hamilton
The vampire hunter Anita Blake, her friend Edward and her servant Damian travel to Ireland to battle an unusual vampire infestation.
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.
by: Tana French
In the sixth Dublin Murder Squad novel, Detective Antoinette Conway confronts a case that is more complicated than it appears.
by: Carl Hiaasen
The ex-cop Andrew Yancy from “Bad Monkey” gets involved in a kidnapping gone wrong.
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: Elin Hilderbrand
In the final book of the Winter Street trilogy, a huge snowstorm bearing down on Nantucket threatens the Quinn family’s Christmas, after a year of significant events.
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
by: Debbie Macomber
A woman starts a blog about her attempt to reach out to a grumpy neighbor at Christmastime, and finds herself falling for him.
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.
by: Brit Bennett
by: Margaret Atwood
HERE I AM
by: Jonathan Safran Foer
Private and public crises converge for four generations of a Jewish family.
October 27, 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.
BORN TO RUN
by: Bruce Springsteen
The singer-songwriter’s autobiography.
by: James Patterson and John Connolly with Tim Malloy
The story of a South Florida financier convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls.
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: 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.
HERO OF THE EMPIRE
by: Candice Millard
The young Winston Churchill’s adventures in Africa during the Boer War, including an escape from captivity in 1899.
THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO
by: Amy Schumer
Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.
MY OWN WORDS
by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W Williams
A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.
A LIFE IN PARTS
by: Bryan Cranston
The actor discusses his relationships and career.
by: Mary Oliver
The poet’s essays, many close observations of the natural world.
A LIFE WELL PLAYED
by: Arnold Palmer
Stories of career and relationships by the great golfer, who died in September 2016.
I AM BRIAN WILSON
by: Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman
A memoir by the Beach Boys co-founder describes his upbringing by an abusive father, his long struggle with mental illness and the production of the Beach Boys’ music.
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.
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.
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.
A TORCH KEPT LIT
by: William F Buckley Jr
More than 50 eulogies for significant 20th-century figures.
GUILTY AS SIN
by: Edward Klein
An attack on Hillary Clinton focused on her use of a private email server and the activities of the Clinton Foundation.
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.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
A meditation on race in America.
THE GENERAL VS. THE PRESIDENT
by: H W Brands