New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for December 1, 2013

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

TAKEDOWN TWENTY, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam.) The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a mobster on the lam.

KING AND MAXWELL, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, scrutinize a soldier’s mysterious death in Afghanistan.

SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.)  A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”

11/22/63, by Stephen King. (Scribner.) An English teacher travels back to 1958 by way of a time portal in a Maine diner. His assignment is to stop Lee Harvey Oswald.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

DUST, by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam.) The murder of a computer engineer at M.I.T. leads the Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in unexpected directions.

DARK WITCH, by Nora Roberts. (Berkley.) In the first book of the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy, Iona Sheehan moves to Ireland to investigate her family’s history.

THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom. (Harper.) A small Michigan town is transformed when its residents receive phone calls said to be from heaven.

BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING, by Christina Lauren. (Simon & Schuster.) The next installment in the Beautiful Bastard series.

ENDER’S GAME, by Orson Scott Card. (Tor/Tom Doherty.) Government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. Originally published in 1985.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum.) Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.

KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.

MIRACLES AND MASSACRES, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Hannah Beck. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts.) Little-known stories from the American past.

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SECRET SIX, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. (Sentinel.) The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.

THE BULLY PULPIT, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster.) The relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft and the activities of the muckraking press, from the author of “Team of Rivals.”

DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown.) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER, by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin. (Gallery Books.) Recollections from the Secret Service agent assigned to President Kennedy in Dallas.

I AM MALALA, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown.) The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

MY PROMISED LAND, by Ari Shavit. (Spiegel & Grau.) An Israeli journalist expresses both solidarity with and criticism of his countrymen in this memoir and history.

YOU HERD ME!, by Colin Cowherd. (Crown Archetype.) Commentary from an ESPN  sports analyst.

 

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