New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for October 7, 2012
Get the latest NYT Best Sellers at the Allegany County Library System.
FICTION (Combined Print & E-BOOK)
THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling. (Little, Brown & Company.) The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town; a novel for adults by the creator of Harry Potter.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) An inexperienced college student falls in love with a tortured man who has particular sexual tastes; the first book in a trilogy.
FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) The final book in an erotic 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.
GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown Publishing.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
WINTER OF THE WORLD, by Ken Follett. (Penguin Group.) In Book 2 of the Century trilogy, members of five interrelated families from five countries grapple with the tumultuous historical events of the years 1939-49.
A WANTED MAN, by Lee Child. (Random House Publishing.) A carload of people involved in a conspiracy pick up a disheveled hitchhiker, Child’s vigilante hero Jack Reacher.
BARED TO YOU, by Sylvia Day. (Penguin Group.) Two troubled people develop an intense, obsessive relationship.
THE TIME KEEPER, by Mitch Albom. (Hyperion Press.) A fable about the inventor of the world’s first clock, who returns to our world after centuries of banishment; from the author of “Tuesdays With Morrie.”
RAPTURE, by J. R. Ward. (New American Library.) After a man stumbles in front of the reporter Mels Carmichael’s car, both find they’re in over their heads.
NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-BOOK)
NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (Penguin Group.) An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
WAGING HEAVY PEACE, by Neil Young. (Penguin Group.) The rocker’s memoir ranges over his personal life and his music, including his days with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
MUGGED, by Ann Coulter. (Penguin Group.) The political commentator traces racial demagoguery from the 1970s to the present.
INTO THE FIRE, by Dakota Meyer and Bing West. (Random House Publishing.) A Medal of Honor winner’s firsthand account of a crucial battle in the Afghan war.
THE PRICE OF POLITICS, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster.) Inside the debt-ceiling negotations of 2011 with the Washington Post journalist.
JOSEPH ANTON, by Salman Rushdie. (Random House Publishing.) The novelist’s life for nearly 10 years under the Ayatollah Khomeini’s death sentence for writing “The Satanic Verses.”
HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED, by Paul Tough. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing.) An argument that the qualities that matter most have to do with character, not intelligence.
KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Henry Holt & Company.) The anchor of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE, by Nate Silver. (Penguin Group.) An examination of predictions, the ones that come true and the ones that don’t.
UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House Publishing.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.