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NYT Best Sellers for May 15, 2011

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

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

DEAD RECKONING, by Charlaine Harris. (Penguin Group.) The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse seeks the culprit in a firebombing.

10TH ANNIVERSARY, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown.) Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club race to find a missing baby.

WATER FOR ELEPHANTSby Sara Gruen. (Algonquin.) After the death of his parents in a car accident, a young veterinary student — and an elephant — save a Depression-era circus.

SOMETHING BORROWED, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s.) A maid of honor to her charmed friend, Rachel White has always played by the rules. But that changes on her 30th birthday.

THE HELPby Kathryn Stockett. (Penguin Group.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.


COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION

HEAVEN IS FOR REALby Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus and the angels during an emergency appendectomy.

BOSSYPANTS, by Tina Fey. (Little, Brown.) A memoir from the creator of “30 Rock.”

DOES THE NOISE IN MY HEAD BOTHER YOU?, by Steven Tyler. (HarperCollins.) The singer and showman recounts the meteoric rise, fall and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades.

STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS, by Rob Lowe. (Holt.) The actor charts his professional path, from teen idol to “The West Wing.”

FROM THIS MOMENT ON, by Shania Twain. (Simon & Schuster.) The country singer and songwriter writes of her hardscrabble origins and her rise to fame.

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION – Continued

THE SIXTH MAN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) The lawyer for an alleged serial killer is murdered, and two former Secret Service agents are on the case.

NO TIME LEFT, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) When an expert assassin takes a mysterious job, he has no idea that it will force him to delve deeply into his own past.

A GAME OF THRONESby George R. R. Martin. (Random House.) In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering.

THE LINCOLN LAWYER, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) Routinely doing business from his Lincoln Town Cars, the bottom-feeding attorney Mickey Haller is asked to defend the scion of a wealthy family who might not be guilty of a murderous crime.

SIXKILL, by Robert B. Parker. (Penguin Group.) In the final Spenser novel, a woman dies in an actor’s hotel room.

THE FIFTH WITNESS, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) The defense lawyer Mickey Haller represents a woman facing home foreclosure who is accused of killing a banker.

I’LL WALK ALONEby Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster.) A woman haunted by the disappearance of her young son discovers that someone has stolen her identity.

CHASING FIRE, by Nora Roberts. (Penguin Group.) A smoke jumper faces a new season of firefighting in Montana after the loss of her partner.

THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES, by Jean M. Auel. (Crown.) The latest volume in a series that began with “The Clan of the Cave Bear,” set during the ice age.

THE SEARCH, by Nora Roberts. (Penguin Group.) A canine search-and-rescue trainer has found peace after losing her fiancé to a serial killer. But her life is shaken by a new man and a copycat murderer.


COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION – Continued

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

IF YOU ASK MEby Betty White. (Penguin Group.) The seven-time Emmy winner reflects on her seven-decade career in Hollywood.

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot. (Crown.) The story of a woman whose cancer cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.

SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY, selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy. (Hyperion.) Poems that inspired the former first daughter.

LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. (Little, Brown.) The only survivor of a Navy Seal operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.

THE HEART AND THE FIST, by Eric Greitens. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.) A member of the Navy Seals describes his military deployments and his larger vision of public service.

LOST IN SHANGRI-LA, by Mitchell Zuckoff. (HarperCollins.) After a jungle plane crash in 1945, three survivors were caught between headhunters and enemy Japanese.

A SINGULAR WOMANby Janny Scott. (Penguin Group.) A biography of Barack Obama’s late mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, an anthropologist and development consultant, from a former New York Times reporter.

MY LUCKY LIFE IN AND OUT OF SHOW BUSINESSby Dick Van Dyke. (Crown.) A memoir by the performer, who calls himself “a simple song-and-dance man.”

PLAY LIKE YOU MEAN IT, by Rex Ryan. (Knopf Doubleday.) The coach of the New York Jets details the ups and downs of the N.F.L. team’s 2010 season.


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