New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for August 30, 2015

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

FRICTION, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central.) A Texas Ranger fights for custody of his daughter amid complications stemming from his attraction to the judge.

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

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

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.

SMALL WARS, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) In an e-book short story set in 1989, Jack Reacher must solve the murder of a young officer.

THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTER, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine.) A Los Angeles psychotherapist is surprised when a brief hookup shows up as a patient — and even more surprised when he is murdered.

GRAY MOUNTAIN, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A downsized Wall Street lawyer joins a legal clinic in a small Virginia town, and litigates against the coal-mining industry.

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

ALERT, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown.) Detective Michael Bennett and the F.B.I.’s Emily Parker must save New York City from a deadly threat.

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.

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

IT IS ABOUT ISLAM, by Glenn Beck. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts.) The talk-radio host looks to Muslim teachings for the roots of Islamic extremism.

PLUNDER AND DECEIT, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions.) The talk-radio host urges young Americans to resist the statist masterminds who he says are burdening them with debt, inferior education and illegal immigration. (†)

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.

THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, by Erik Larson. (Vintage.) How an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.

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

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.”

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

A WALK IN THE WOODS, by Bill Bryson. (Broadway.) A journey to rediscover America by trekking the 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

ETCHED IN SAND, by Regina Calcaterra. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) Five siblings survive childhood abuse, foster care and homelessness on Long Island.

 

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