New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for February 23, 2014

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

PRIVATE L. A., by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown.) Jack Morgan and Justine Smith search for a high-powered celebrity couple who have disappeared.

KILLER, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine.) The psychologist and police consultant Alex Delaware becomes embroiled in a child custody dispute that escalates into murder.

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.

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

COCKROACHES, by Jo Nesbo. (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard.) Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo when the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel. The second Harry Hole novel, recently translated into English.

ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.

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.

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

WINTER’S TALE, by Mark Helprin. (Mariner.) Heroic lives in Manhattan between the late 19th century and the year 2000. Originally published in 1983.

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book) 

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.

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.

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.

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, by Elizabeth Kolbert. (Holt.) The New Yorker writer examines the role of man-made influences in causing plant and animal loss.

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.”

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.

DRINKING AND DATING, by Brandi Glanville with Leslie Bruce. (HarperOne/HarperCollins.) Observations on hooking up, from the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star.

 

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