New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for December 7, 2014

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

HOPE TO DIE, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown.) Detective Alex Cross’s family is kidnapped by a madman who wants to turn Cross into a perfect killer.

THE ESCAPE, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) John Puller, a special agent with the Army, hunts for his brother, who was convicted of treason and has escaped from prison.

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

GRAY MOUNTAINby John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A downsized Wall Street lawyer joins a legal clinic in a small Virginia town, and becomes involved both in real people’s lives and in litigation against the coal mining industry.

THE BURNING ROOM, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) The Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch and his new partner investigate two long-unsolved cases.

CAPTIVATED BY YOU, by Sylvia Day. (Berkley.) Eva and Gideon’s love is threatened by old wounds; a Crossfire novel.

REVIVAL, by Stephen King. (Scribner.) The continuing relationship over five decades between a disgraced clergyman who is fascinated by electricity and a drug addicted musician whom he mentored as a boy.

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?

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

THE DARKEST TOUCH, by Gena Showalter. (Harlequin.) The immortal warrior Torin, whose touch causes sickness and death, is tempted by a powerful beauty who has escaped a centuries-long imprisonment; a Lords of the Underworld novel.

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

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

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.

41by George W. Bush. (Crown.) The 43rd president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st.

YES PLEASEby Amy Poehler. (Dey St./Morrow.) A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, the “S.N.L.” alumna and star of “Parks and Recreation.”

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.

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.

THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES, by Andy Cohen. (Holt.) One year in the (social) life of the TV producer and host of “Watch What Happens Live.”

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

LYING IN WAIT, by Ann Rule. (Pocket Books.) Volume 17 of the Crime Files true-crime series.

YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP, by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) The veteran sportscaster, the voice of “Sunday Night Football,” recalls players and games he has observed.

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