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NYT Best Sellers for July 31, 2011

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

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

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

PORTRAIT OF A SPY, by Daniel Silva. (HarperCollins.) To stop a network of death, an international operative must reach into his violent past.

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, by George R. R. Martin. (Random House.) After a colossal battle, the Seven Kingdoms face new threats; Book 5 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

NOW YOU SEE HER, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown.) Nina Bloom, who years ago changed her identity to save her life, is forced to confront the past and the killer she thought she had escaped.

SPLIT SECOND, by Catherine Coulter. (Penguin Group.) A serial killer is on the loose, and it’s up to the F.B.I. agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down.

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION

A STOLEN LIFE, by Jaycee Dugard. (Simon & Schuster.) A woman’s recollection of being kidnapped at the age of 11, spending 18 years imprisoned by a convicted rapist and his wife, and bearing two daughters by him.

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.

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

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.

BOSSYPANTS, by Tina Fey. (Little, Brown.) A memoir from the former Saturday Night Live star and creator of “30 Rock.”


COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION – Continued

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, by Danielle Steel. (Random House.) A woman, her daughter and a former football player arrive at their own crucial turning points on the same day.

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 BLACK ECHO, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) The Los Angeles homicide detective Hieronymus Bosch investigates the death of a fellow Vietnam veteran.

THE CONFESSION, by John Grisham. (Knopf Doubleday.) A criminal wants to save an innocent man on death row, but he must convince the authorities he’s telling the truth.

THEN CAME YOU, by Jennifer Weiner. (Simon & Schuster.) This timely tale delves into women’s lives, with themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and donorship.

SMOKIN’ SEVENTEENby Janet Evanovich. (Random House.) A killer is after the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, who faces further complications as she tries to choose a boyfriend.

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.

A CLASH OF KINGSby 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.”

STATE OF WONDER, by Ann Patchett. (HarperCollins.) In the Amazon basin, a medical researcher searches for her former mentor, a despotic scientist who is developing a miracle fertility drug.

SARAH’S KEY, by Tatiana de Rosnay. (St. Martin’s.) A contemporary American journalist investigates what happened to a little girl and her family during the roundup of Jews in Paris in 1942.

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION – Continued

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.

THE GREATER JOURNEYby David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster.) The historian explores the extensive intellectual legacy that France settled on its 19th-century American visitors.

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

OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.

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.

THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls. (Simon & Schuster.) The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly moved from place to place.

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.

OF THEE I ZING, by Laura Ingraham with Raymond Arroyo. (Threshold Editions.) The talk radio host satirizes America’s cultural decline, from muffin tops to body shots.

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

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner. (Holt.) This account of the Wall Street implosion highlights individuals in crucial roles of responsibility.

THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, by Erik Larson. (Knopf Doubleday.) How an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.




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