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NYT Best Sellers for September 4, 2011 at ACLS

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.

BLIND FAITH, by CJ Lyons. (Legacy.) A woman finds no closure after a man is executed for the murder of her husband and son.

SECOND SON, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) Jack Reacher is stationed with his family on a military base in Okinawa in the mid-1970s.

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.

FLASH AND BONES, by Kathy Reichs. (Simon & Schuster.) A turbocharged case unfolds for the forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan in the series behind the TV show “Bones.”


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.

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.

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

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

THE ABBEY, by Chris Culver. (Chris Culver.) Against orders, a former homicide detective begins an investigation into his niece’s murder.

THE MILL RIVER RECLUSE, by Darcie Chan. (Darcie Chan.) Only one man knows an abused widow’s secret, which revealed will change many lives in her Vermont town.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

HEARTS AFLAMEby Johanna Lindsey. (HarperCollins.) A beautiful captive becomes the captor of a handsome thane in the age of the Vikings.


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.”

AFTER AMERICA, by Mark Steyn. (Regnery.) The writer foresees Armageddon for America, which he says has caught up with Europe in the rush to self-destruction.

COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS, by Alexandra Fuller. (Penguin Group.) Fuller’s mother is at the center of this memoir set in Africa.

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

1493, by Charles C. Mann. (Knopf Doubleday.) Picking up where “1491” left off, the author says that ecological encounters since Columbus have affected much of subsequent human history.

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

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

EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, by S. C. Gwynne. (Simon & Schuster.) The story of Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches.

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.

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


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