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Check out these New York Times Best Sellers!

September 8, 2019

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Curious about what your friends and neighbors might be reading? Or which books are trending nationally?

Check out the following books from the New York Times Best Sellers list!

Have you read any of these books already? Let us know what you thought in the "Comments" section below!

Happy reading!

Please note: These are popular items that may not be immediately available. It is likely you will need to use the "Request" option in the Library Catalog (V-Cat) to add yourself to the waiting list. Do not be discouraged by long waiting lists for books; MCPL usually has enough copies in circulation to keep wait times reasonable. 

Also: All of the following books are owned by MCPL in at least one version; however, the Library Catalog (V-Cat) may show versions not owned by MCPL and therefore unavailable for request by MCPL cardholders until their "high demand" or "new" status is removed.


"WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING" by DELIA OWENS

Viewed with suspicion in the aftermath of a murder, Kya Clark, who has survived alone for years in a marsh near the North Carolina coast, becomes targeted by unthinkable forces.

"OLD BONES" by DOUGLAS PRESTON

Young curator Nora Kelly leads a team in search of the "Lost Camp" of the Donner Party, but as they expose the real truth of what happened, those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence in a case assigned to rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson.

"THE LAST WIDOW" by KARIN SLAUGHTER

On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air.

"THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN" by GARTH STEIN

On the eve of a faithful canine's death, Enzo takes stock of his life while recalling the sacrifices, unexpected losses, and person struggles of his would-be race-car driver human, Denny, in the latter's efforts to retain custody of his daughter.

"ONE GOOD DEED" by DAVID BALDACCI

In 1949, World War II veteran and recent convict Aloysius Archer is released on parole with instructions to stay out of trouble, but when he becomes the suspect in a murder, he must track down the killer to avoid being sent back to prison.

"EDUCATED" by TARA WESTOVER

Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

"BECOMING" by MICHELLE OBAMA

An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

"HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST" by IBRAM X. KENDI

A best-selling author, National Book Award-winner and professor combines ethics, history, law and science with a personal narrative to describe how to move beyond the awareness of racism and contribute to making society just and equitable.

"BORN A CRIME" by TREVOR NOAH

The host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.

"THREE WOMEN" by LISA TADDEO

Offers a riveting account of the sex lives of three ordinary American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

"THE INN" by JAMES PATTERSON

When his seaside town is targeted by vicious criminals, former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, a novice owner and innkeeper, teams up with the local sheriff and two fearless inn residents to fight back.

"THE NICKEL BOYS" by COLSON WHITEHEAD

A follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning, The Underground Railroad, follows the harrowing experiences of two African-American teens at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

"THE PIONEERS" by DAVID MCCULLOUGH

Recounts the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals.

"THE GOLDFINCH" by DONNA TARTT

Taken in by a wealthy family friend after surviving an accident that killed his mother, thirteen-year-old Theo Decker tries to adjust to life on Park Avenue.

"THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ" by HEATHER MORRIS

A novel based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.

"LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE" by CELESTE NG

When a custody battle divides her placid town, straitlaced family woman Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both families.

"BEFORE WE WERE YOURS" by LISA WINGATE

A tale inspired by firsthand accounts about the notoriously corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society follows the efforts of a Baltimore assistant D.A. to uncover her parents' fateful secrets in the wake of a political attack and a chance encounter with a stranger.

"SAPIENS" by YUVAL NOAH HARARI

A narrative history of humanity's creation and evolution explores how biology and history have defined understandings of what it means to be human and details the role of modern cognition in shaping the ecosystem and civilizations.

"THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE" by BESSEL VAN DER KOLK

An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure.

"JUST MERCY" by BRYAN STEVENSON

The executive director of a social advocacy group that has helped relieve condemned prisoners explains why justice and mercy must go hand-in-hand through the story of Walter McMillian, a man condemned to death row for a murder he didn't commit.

"WHITE FRAGILITY" by ROBIN DIANGELO

Analyzes defensive moves that white people make when racially challenged, how these actions protect racial inequality, and presents strategies for engaging more constructively in these conversations.


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