New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for December 22, 2013

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

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

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.

COMMAND AUTHORITY, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. (Putnam.) President Jack Ryan and his son, a covert intelligence expert, try to counter a Russian threat in Clancy’s last novel before his death.

INNOCENCE, by Dean Koontz. (Bantam.) A grotesque man living in exile beneath the city encounters a teenage girl hiding from dangerous enemies.

THE GODS OF GUILT, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) Mickey Haller, a.k.a. the Lincoln lawyer, defends a “digital pimp” accused of murder.

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.

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

CROSS MY HEART, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown.) Alex Cross’s family is threatened.

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

DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. (Scribner.) Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another child with a spectacular gift.

 

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.

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.

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

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.”

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

HUMANS OF NEW YORK, by Brandon Stanton. (St. Martin’s.) Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers, with brief commentary by Stanton.

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.

LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. (Little, Brown.) The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.

LET ME OFF AT THE TOP!, by Ron Burgundy. (Crown Archetype.) A “memoir” in the voice of Will Ferrell’s anchorman character.

 

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