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Week of August 23, 2015
FICTION
#1  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 5)  
Go Set A Watchman
Click to search this book in our catalog   Harper Lee
#2  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 31)  
The Girl On The Train
Click to search this book in our catalog   Paula Hawkins
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All The Light We Cannot See
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Alert
 James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
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Silver Linings
 Debbie Macomber
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Circling The Sun
 Paula Mclain

Library Journal Famed aviator and renowned racehorse trainer Beryl Markham is only one of the subjects of McLain's captivating new novel. The other is Kenya, the country that formed the complicated, independent woman whom Markham would become. Like her father who raised her, she falls under the spell of Kenya's lush valleys and distant mountains. Here she nurtures her affinity for animals in the wild and learns to breed and tame the most recalcitrant thoroughbreds. But when war and weather affect life at their farm in Ngoro, Beryl's father pressures the 16-year-old into marrying a much older, financially stable neighbor, setting in motion Markham's long history of fleeing the constraints of relationships that threaten her keen desire to live life on her own terms. Only on the back of a horse, at the wheel of a car, or, later, flying over her beloved -Africa does she feel fully alive and free. Drawing on Markham's own memoir, West with the Night, McLain vividly introduces this enigmatic woman to a new generation of readers. Verdict Fictional biography is a hot commodity right now (think Melanie Benjamin or Nancy Horan), and McLain's The Paris Wife was a book group darling. Expect nothing less for this intriguing window into the soul of a woman who refused to be tethered. [See Prepub Alert, 1/5/15.]-Sally -Bissell, Lee Cty. Lib. Syst., Fort Myers, FL Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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#7  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Who Do You Love
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jennifer Weiner
#8  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 28)  
The Nightingale
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kristin Hannah
#9  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 14)  
Luckiest Girl Alive
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#10  (Last Week: 9 Weeks on List: 7)  
The English Spy
 Daniel Silva
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NONFICTION
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Plunder And Deceit
 Mark R Levin
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Between The World And Me
 Ta-Nehisi Coates
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You're Never Weird On The Internet (almost)
 Felicia Day
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#4  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 15)  
The Wright Brothers
Click to search this book in our catalog   David McCullough

Library Journal McCullough (John Adams; 1776) effectively blends impeccable writing with historical rigor and strong character definition in his biography of Wright brothers Wilbur, the abstract thinker and introvert; and Orville, the extrovert and hands-on doer. They had limited formal education, with the author instead attributing his subjects' success to industry, imagination, and persistence, as seen in their early enterprises as newspaper publishers, printers, and bicycle salesmen in Dayton, OH. Credit is also accorded to their widowed father, Bishop Milton Wright, as well as their sister Katharine for their support of "Ullam" (Wilbur) and "Bubs" (Orville). Highlights of McCullough's narrative include his discussions of the Wrights' innovative conception of wing-warping as a means of flight control; the brothers' first controlled, powered, and sustained heavier-than-air human flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, on December 17, 1903; the issuance of the Wright flying machine patent #821,393 on May 22, 1906; the Ohioans' ongoing search for markets abroad; and the elder Wright's perfect flying demonstrations at Le Mans, France, even as Orville was nearly killed in a similar performance before army brass at Fort Myer, VA. The author closes with the incorporation of the Wright Company, patent infringement suits filed against competitor Glenn Curtiss, and the deaths of Wilbur (1912), Milton (1917), Katharine (1929), and Orville (1948). VERDICT A signal contribution to Wright historiography. Highly recommended for academicians interested in the history of flight, transportation, or turn-of-the-century America; general readers; and all libraries.-John Carver Edwards, formerly with Univ. of Georgia Libs. Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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#5  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 9)  
Modern Romance
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#6  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 45)  
Being Mortal
Click to search this book in our catalog   Atul Gawande
 
#7  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 23)  
Dead Wake
 Erik Larson
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Barbarian Days
 William Finnegan
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My Fight / Your Fight
 Ronda Rousey with Maria Burns Ortiz
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#10  (Last Week: 8 Weeks on List: 8)  
Down The Rabbit Hole
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