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NYT Best Sellers for August 14, 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.

COLD VENGEANCE, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central.) Devastated to learn that his wife was murdered, the F.B.I. agent Aloysius Pendergast seeks retribution.

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.

FULL BLACK, by Brad Thor. (Simon & Schuster.) The covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath has a plan to stop a terrorist group that wants to take down the United States.

UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, by J. A. Jance. (HarperCollins.) A Seattle homicide detective’s search for the killer of a little girl leads him into a murky world of religious fanaticism


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.

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.


COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION – Continued

RETRIBUTION, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin’s.) Brought back to life by a Greek goddess, the former gunslinger Jess Brady is tasked with finding the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters.

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.

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.”

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.

SAFE HAVEN, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) A young woman, while putting down roots in a small North Carolina town, is haunted by a dark secret from her past.

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.

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.

ONE DAY, by David Nicholls. (Knopf Doubleday.) Checking in year by year on the confused, halting romance of two children of the ’80s.

GHOST STORY, by Jim Butcher. (Penguin Group.) Harry Dresden, the wizard detective in Chicago, has been murdered. But that doesn’t stop him when his friends are in danger

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

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION – Continued

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

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

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

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

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.

STOLEN INNOCENCE, by Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer. (HarperCollins.) The star witness against the polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs describes how he forced her to marry her first cousin when she was 14.

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

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS, by Jennifer S. Holland. (Workman.) Forty-seven remarkable stories, with photographs, from the animal kingdom

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.

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.





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