New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for February 9, 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.

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.

STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, by Anna Quindlen. (Random House.) An aging photographer rents a rural cottage and discovers sparks of creativity and desire.

UP FROM THE GRAVE, by Jeaniene Frost. (Avon/HarperCollins.) A rogue C.I.A. agent’s secret activities threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead, and the vampires Cat Crawfield and Bones must stop an all-out war; a Night Huntress novel.

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

LABOR DAY, by Joyce Maynard. (HarperCollins.) One holiday weekend in New Hampshire, the lives of a single mother and her son are irrevocably changed when they show kindness to a stranger with a terrible secret. Originally published in 2009; now a movie.

ONLY TIME WILL TELL, by Jeffrey Archer. (St. Martin’s.) The first volume of the Clifton Chronicles introduces Harry Clifton, who searches for the truth about his father.

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

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.

REAPER’S LEGACY, by Joanna Wylde. (Berkley.) A biker takes over when his stepbrother turns out to be a deadbeat dad. A Reaper’s Motorcycle Club book.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book) 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

 

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