New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for May 26, 2013

Get the latest NYT Best Sellers at the Allegany County Library System.

FICTION (Combined Print & E-BOOK)

DEAD EVER AFTER, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace.) The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse searches for the truth about the death of the former barmaid Arlene.

SILKEN PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Lucas Davenport is drawn into the investigation of a Minnesota political scandal and the disappearance of an operative.

THE HIT, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) The government hitman Will Robie uncovers a serious threat as he attempts to take out a fellow assassin who has gone rogue.

12TH OF NEVER, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown.) A week after giving birth, Detective Lindsay Boxer returns to work to investigate some grisly murders.

WHISKEY BEACH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam.) A former criminal attorney who has been acquitted of his wife’s murder retreats to his family estate on a rocky New England cliff, where he is comforted by the house’s caretaker amid continuing danger.

THE BET, by Rachel Van Dyken. (Rachel Van Dyken.) Jake, a Seattle millionaire, asks his formerly estranged childhood friend Kacey to pretend to be engaged to him. But she reckoned without Jake’s brother, Travis.

A STEP OF FAITH, by Richard Paul Evans. (Simon & Schuster.) In the fourth book of the “Walk” series, Alan faces new challenges on his walk to Key West.

THE ORACLE GLASS, by Judith Merkle Riley. (Sourcebooks Landmark.) In 17th-century France, a fortuneteller hides more behind her black robes than people know.

A DELICATE TRUTH, by John le Carré. (Viking.) A young man investigates a private-public antiterrorist operation, supposedly a great success but actually a disaster.

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

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-BOOK)

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”

LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown.) Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco and his father’s dinner attire.

LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

CONTROL, by Glenn Beck and others. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts.) An argument against gun restriction laws.

PROOF OF HEAVEN, by Eben Alexander. (Simon & Schuster.) A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma from bacterial meningitis.

WAITING TO BE HEARD, by Amanda Knox. (Harper.) Knox, who was convicted of the murder of her roommate in 2009 when she was an American student in Italy, a conviction that was overturned in 2011, tells her story.

COOKED, by Michael Pollan. (Penguin Press.) The writer masters recipes and argues that regaining control of cooking will make Americans healthier.

DAD IS FAT, by Jim Gaffigan. (Crown Archetype.) The comedian’s life with five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment.

OBSESSED, by Mika Brzezinski with Diane Smith. (Weinstein.) The “Morning Joe” co-host discusses the obesity epidemic and her own struggles around food.

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

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