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Check out these New York Times Best Sellers!

November 9, 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.


"THE NIGHT FIRE" by MICHAEL CONNELLY

Receiving a notebook with details about a 20-year cold case, homicide detective Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Renée Ballard before uncovering disturbing clues about his late mentor.

"THE GUARDIANS" by JOHN GRISHAM

The best-selling author of The Reckoning and The Rooster Bar presents his latest fast-paced legal thriller, incorporating his signature inventive twists and turns into a courtroom drama inspired by some of today’s most hot-button issues.

"THE DESERTER" by NELSON DEMILLE

A year after a trained assassin with classified Army intelligence disappears under suspicious circumstances, an Army investigator’s efforts to capture the man alive are complicated by his partner’s inexperience and suspected role as a CIA spy.

"AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD" by JOHN LE CARRé

Desperate to resist the political turbulence of his 2018 London home, a young man establishes connections that lead him down a dark and dangerous path.

"ME" by ELTON JOHN

An official autobiography by the influential music artist, published to coincide with the release of Rocketman, includes coverage of John’s complicated upbringing in a London suburb, his celebrity collaborations, his struggles with addiction and the establishment of his AIDS Foundation.

"CATCH AND KILL" by RONAN FARROW

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.

"THREE DAYS AT THE BRINK" by BRET BAIER

The Fox political anchor and best-selling author of Three Days in Moscow presents a suspenseful history of the secret, highly influential 1943 Tehran Conference between the 32nd American President, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.

"BLOWOUT" by RACHEL MADDOW

A popular MSNBC host and author of the #1 New York Times best-seller Drift explains how Big Oil and Gas adversely affect democracy.

"THE GUARDIANS" by JOHN GRISHAM

The best-selling author of The Reckoning and The Rooster Bar presents his latest fast-paced legal thriller, incorporating his signature inventive twists and turns into a courtroom drama inspired by some of today’s most hot-button issues.

"WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING" by DELIA OWENS

Viewed with suspicion in the aftermath of a tragedy, a beautiful hermit who has survived for years in a marsh becomes targeted by unthinkable forces.

"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.

"THE GREAT ALONE" by KRISTIN HANNAH

When her father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season.

"NINE PERFECT STRANGERS" by LIANE MORIARTY

At a remote health resort, nine strangers and their enigmatic host become subjects of interest to former best-selling novelist Frances Welty, who develops uncomfortable doubts about the resort's real agenda.

"THE HANDMAID'S TALE" by MARGARET ATWOOD

Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy, in a satirical tour de force set in the near future.

"EVERY BREATH" by NICHOLAS SPARKS

A chance encounter becomes a transcendent turning point for two very different people, including the conflicted surgeon daughter of an ALS patient and a Sunset Beach newcomer from Zimbabwe who aims to meet his birth father.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.


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