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

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

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.

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

THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking.) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.

SCANDALOUS BRIDES, by Annette Blair and others. (Sprigleaf.) Four Regency-era romance novels.

FIRST LOVE, by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. (Little, Brown.) Sixteen-year-old Axi Moore invites her best friend, whom she secretly loves, on a cross-country road trip.

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not meant to read.

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

THE ROSIE PROJECT, by Graeme Simsion. (Simon & Schuster.) A man with Asperger’s syndrome becomes involved with an unconventional woman.

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.

THE POLARIS PROTOCOL, by Brad Taylor. (Dutton.) Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill go up against a Mexican drug cartel, and uncover a plot much more insidious than drug trafficking.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book) 

DUTY, by Robert M. Gates. (Knopf.) The former defense secretary recounts his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, by Solomon Northup. (Various publishers.) The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the recently released movie.

THE MONUMENTS MEN, by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. (Center Street.) The attempt to preserve, and later to locate, art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

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

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

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 WOLF OF WALL STREET, by Jordan Belfort. (Bantam.) The rise and ugly fall of a high-living investment-firm founder. First published in 2007; the basis for the movie.

WILD, by 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.

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

 

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