New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for October 5, 2014

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

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

EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett. (Dutton.) Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.

PERSONAL, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.

THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, two classmates return to their North Carolina town for a funeral.

OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) Claire Randall, an English nurse, is transported back to 1743 during a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands.

BONES NEVER LIE, by Kathy Reichs. (Bantam.) A child murderer who eluded capture years ago has resurfaced, giving the forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan another chance to stop her.

DEACON, by Kristen Ashley. (Kristen Ashley.) Deacon is a cold man with an ugly past; then he meets Cassidy in the Colorado mountains. Book 4 of the Unfinished Heroes series.

BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?

DARKNESS, by Laurann Dohner. (Ellora’s Cave.) Kat, an undercover agent on a dangerous mission, becomes passionately entangled with Darkness; Book 12 of the New Species series.

MEAN STREAK, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central.) A North Carolina pediatrician is held captive by a mysterious man who forces her to question her life.


NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

KILLING PATTON, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the strange death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

UNBROKENby Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

13 HOURS, by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team. (Twelve.) Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

THE THREE ROOSEVELTS, by James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn. (Grove.) A political biography of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; first published in 2001.

WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.) Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website,

ESCAPE, by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer. (Broadway Books.) A woman’s account of her flight from a fundamentalist polygamous sect; first published in 2007.

JESUS ON TRIAL, by David Limbaugh. (Regnery.) The lawyer and political commentator uses his legal training to evaluate, and affirm, the truthfulness of the Bible.

THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE, by Jeff Hobbs. (Scribner.) The story of a brilliant young man from a New Jersey ghetto who graduated from Yale but was murdered as a drug dealer at age 30.

WILDby 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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