New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for October 26, 2014

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

GONE GIRLby Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

LEAVING TIME, by Jodi Picoult. (Ballantine.) After searching for her mother, who has disappeared, for more than 10 years, a woman employs a psychic and a detective.

THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, two classmates return to their North Carolina town for a funeral.

DEADLINE, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Dognappers and a murdered reporter draw the attention of the Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers.

BURN, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown.) Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem.

STEPBROTHER DEAREST, by Penelope Ward. (Penelope Ward.) A bond, and an attraction, between two stepsiblings.

DARK PLACES, by Gillian Flynn. (Broadway.) A woman who, as a child, was spared when her mother and sisters were murdered begins to reinvestigate the case against her imprisoned brother.

EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett. (Dutton.) Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

PERSONAL, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

KILLING PATTON, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the strange death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, by Lena Dunham. (Random House.) A collection of revealing and often humorous personal essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”

AS YOU WISH, by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster.) The making of the movie “The Princess Bride,” 25 years ago.

THE INNOVATORS, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster.) Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.

BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

UNBROKENby Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

RISE OF ISIS, by Jay Sekulow with Jordan Sekulow and others. (Howard Books.) An examination of the jihadist group and a warning about its dangers.

THE HOT ZONE, by Richard Preston. (Anchor.) The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, by Neil Patrick Harris with David Javerbaum. (Crown Archetype.) The actor’s life story is structured as a Choose Your Own Adventure book.

 

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for October 19, 2014

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

GONE GIRLby Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

DEADLINE, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Dognappers and a murdered reporter draw the attention of the Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers.

THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, two classmates return to their North Carolina town for a funeral.

BURN, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown.) Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem.

PARIS MATCH, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam.) In the 31st Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer encounters an old enemy in Paris.

STEPBROTHER DEAREST, by Penelope Ward. (Penelope Ward.) A bond, and an attraction, between two stepsiblings.

EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett. (Dutton.) Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.

MR. MIRACLE, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine.) A guardian angel helps a young woman find a second chance; a Christmas novel.

REAPER’S STAND, by Joanna Wylde. (Berkley.) A woman responsible for her cousin’s daughter needs help from the attractive president of Reaper’s Motorcycle Club.

PERSONAL, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

KILLING PATTON, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the strange death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, by Lena Dunham. (Random House.) A collection of revealing and often humorous personal essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”

THE INNOVATORS, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster.) Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.

BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR, by Michael Savage. (Center Street.) The radio host urges true patriots to save the country from the machinations of the left.

WORTHY FIGHTS, by Leon Panetta. (Penguin Press.) The writer’s experience in the Obama administration as director of the C.I.A. and secretary of defense.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

UNBROKENby Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

WHAT IF?by Randall Munroe. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.) Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

ROCKS, by Joe Perry with David Ritz. (Simon & Schuster.) A memoir by the Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter.

 

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New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for October 12, 2014

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

GONE GIRLby Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

BURN, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown.) Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem.

THE LOST KEY, by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison. (Putnam.) Nicholas Drummond of Scotland Yard, now an F.B.I. agent, investigates a Wall Street stabbing that involves secrets reaching back to World War I.

THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, two classmates return to their North Carolina town for a funeral.

EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett. (Dutton.) Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.

OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) Claire Randall, an English nurse, is transported back to 1743 during a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands.

STEPBROTHER DEAREST, by Penelope Ward. (Penelope Ward.) A bond, and an attraction, between two stepsiblings.

PERSONAL, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.

DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) Volume 2 of the Outlander series, about an 18th-century Scottish warrior and a time-traveling World War II-era nurse; first published in 1992.

BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

KILLING PATTON, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the strange death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, by Lena Dunham. (Random House.) A collection of revealing and often humorous personal essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

UNBROKENby Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

HOW WE GOT TO NOW, by Steven Johnson. (Riverhead.) A history of innovation focused on the development of six key technologies of modern life; the companion volume to a PBS series.

WHAT IF?by Randall Munroe. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.) Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

THE SENSE OF STYLE, by Steven Pinker. (Viking.) The Harvard psychologist and linguist updates the rules of writing with a more relaxed approach to grammar.

13 HOURS, by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team. (Twelve.) Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

WILDby Cheryl Strayed. (Knopf.) A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail during the summer of 1995.

REBEL YELL, by S. C. Gwynne. (Scribner.) The life and career of the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson.

 

 

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