New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for August 12, 2012
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FICTION (Combined Print & E-BOOK)
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James. (The Writer’s Coffee Shop.) An inexperienced college student falls in love with a tortured man who has particular sexual tastes; the first book in a trilogy.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) Ana Steele learns more about Christian Grey’s troubled past; the second book in a trilogy.
FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) The final book in an erotic trilogy.
GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown Publishing.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
ODD APOCALYPSE, by Dean Koontz. (Random House Publishing.) Odd Thomas, who can communicate with the dead, explores the mysteries of an estate now owned by a billionaire.
BARED TO YOU, by Sylvia Day. (Penguin Group.) Two troubled people develop an intense, obsessive relationship.
WHERE WE BELONG, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s Press.) A woman’s successful life is disrupted by the appearance of an 18-year-old girl with a link to her past.
ALL SUMMER LONG, by Susan Mallery. (Harlequin.) A former underwear model turned entrepreneur is charmed by a tomboyish firefighter who sees beyond his dazzling looks. But can their summer fling last?
BIG SKY MOUNTAIN, by Linda Lael Miller. (Harlequin.) The rancher Hutch Carmody can’t seem to forget his former flame, Kendra Shepherd. Now she’s back in town with her young daughter.
FRIENDS FOREVER, by Danielle Steel. (Random House Publishing.) Three boys and two girls who meet in kindergarten maintain their bonds as they grow to adulthood.
NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-BOOK)
WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House Publishing.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
DOUBLE CROSS, by Ben Macintyre. (Crown Publishing.) How the Allies tricked the Nazis into believing that on D-Day they would attack somewhere other than Normandy.
KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The anchor of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS, by Erik Larson. (Crown Publishing.) William E. Dodd, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, and his daughter, Martha, in 1930s Berlin.
HOW TO BE A WOMAN, by Caitlin Moran. (HarperCollins Publishers.) An approach to feminism that’s part memoir, part polemic.
THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot. (Crown Publishing.) The story of a woman whose cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951.
STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster.) A biography of the entrepreneur and Apple visionary who died last year, based on 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years.
THE AMATEUR, by Edward Klein. (Regnery Publishing.) A journalist argues that President Obama is callow, arrogant and unable to lead.
THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls. (Simon & Schuster.) The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly moved from place to place.