New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for December 21, 2014

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

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 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.

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

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

HARD LIMIT, by Meredith Wild. (Meredith Wild.) Erica is preparing to marry Blake when she makes an unsettling discovery about his past; Book 4 of the Hacker series.

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.

TOM CLANCY: FULL FORCE AND EFFECT, by Mark Greaney. (Putnam.) A discovery of mineral deposits has changed North Korea’s fortunes and made the country even more of a threat for President Jack Ryan.

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?

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

HUMANS OF NEW YORK, by Brandon Stanton. (St. Martin’s.) Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers, with brief commentary by Stanton.

AMERICAN SNIPER, by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A former member of the Navy SEALs discusses his battlefield experiences during the Iraq war. Kyle was shot to death in Texas in 2013.

BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

 

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