New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for September 6, 2015

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

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

X, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam.) A variety of X’s lead Kinsey Millhone into deep secrets and a cold case.

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.

THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, by Louise Penny. (Minotaur.) Retired from the Sûreté du Québec to the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache is faced with the murder of a troublesome 9-year-old boy in the 11th book in this series.

WILDEST DREAMS, by Robyn Carr. (Mira.) An overprotective mother finds her defensiveness waning when her son befriends the triathlete next door.

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.

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

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.

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 TAMING OF THE QUEEN, by Philippa Gregory. (Touchstone.) The relationship between Henry VIII and Catherine Parr, his sixth wife, who survived him.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.”

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.

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.

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

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