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NYT Best Sellers for May 22, 2011

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

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by 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.

BURIED PREY, by John Sandford. (Penguin Group.) The Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport investigates the murders of two girls who were kidnapped in 1985 and whose bodies have just been found.

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.

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.

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION

LIES THAT CHELSEA HANDLER TOLD ME, by Chelsea Handler, Glen Handler, Roy Handler and others. (Grand Central.) Handler’s friends, family members and colleagues write about being victims of her practical jokes.

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.”

IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS, by Erik Larson. (Crown.) This portrait of Berlin during the rise of the Nazis centers on William E. Dodd, who became U.S. ambassador there in 1933.

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.

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION – Continued

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

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.

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.

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.

SOMETHING BLUE, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s.) After being betrayed by her fiancé and her best friend, Darcy Rhone flees to London.

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.

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf Doubleday.) The third volume of the Millennium trilogy, about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.

THE PARIS WIFE, by Paula McLain. (Random House.) Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, narrates this novel set in Paris.

A CLASH OF KINGS, by George R. R. Martin. (Random House.) From the citadel of Dragonstone to the shores of Winterfell, factions vie for control of a divided land: Book 2 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION – Continued

SEAL TEAM SIX, by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin. (St. Martin’s.) An expert sniper and former member of the Navy Seals recounts his military training and missions, including the battle of Mogadishu in 1993.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.”

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

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.



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