New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for August 2, 2015

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

GO SET A WATCHMAN, by Harper Lee. (Harper.) In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean Louise Finch returns to Maycomb and realizes that her adored father is a racist.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

GREY, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) A sequel told from Christian’s point of view.

THE GOOD GIRL, by Mary Kubica. (Mira.) When the daughter of a prominent Chicago family is kidnapped and returned with no memory of her experience, her mother and a detective try to understand what has happened.

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.

SPEAKING IN BONES, by Kathy Reichs. (Bantam.) The forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan becomes involved in an investigation with an amateur “websleuth.”

THE MARTIAN, by Andy Weir. (Crown.) Abandoned by his crew, an astronaut embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive.

THE ENGLISH SPY, by Daniel Silva. (Harper.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, helps British intelligence track down the killer of a beautiful former member of the royal family.

CODE OF CONDUCTby Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) In Thor’s 15th thriller, the counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes a deadly assignment set in motion by a leaked video.

THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s.) Two sisters are separated in World War II France: one in the countryside, the other in Paris.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau.) A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of The Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage son.

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.

MODERN ROMANCE, by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg. (Penguin Press.) The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today’s dating scene.

THE WRIGHT BROTHERSby David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster.) The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight; by the author of “1776” and “The Greater Journey.”

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, by Holly Madison. (Dey Street.) Life inside the Playboy Mansion, by a former bunny and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.

DEAD WAKEby Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of “The Devil in the White City.

SICK IN THE HEAD, by Judd Apatow. (Random House.) Thirty years’ worth of the filmmaker’s interviews with comedians.

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.

BARBARIAN DAYS, by William Finnegan. (Penguin Press.) This surfing chronicle and memoir by a New Yorker writer celebrates a lifelong obsession.

I AM MALALAby Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown.) The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

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