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New York Times Bestsellers
Week of May 17, 2015
FICTION
#1  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
14th Deadly Sin
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
#2  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 17)  
The Girl On The Train
Book Jacket   Paula Hawkins
#3  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 53)  
All The Light We Cannot See
Book Jacket   Anthony Doerr
 
#4  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 3)  
Memory Man
Book Jacket   David Baldacci
#5  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 2)  
Gathering Prey
Book Jacket   John Sandford
#6  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
A God In Ruins
Book Jacket   Kate Atkinson
 
#7  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 3)  
The Bone Tree
Book Jacket   Greg Iles
#8  (Last Week: 9 Weeks on List: 14)  
The Nightingale
Book Jacket   Kristin Hannah
#9  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 3)  
God Help The Child
Book Jacket   Toni Morrison
 
#10  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 4)  
The Liar
Book Jacket   Nora Roberts


NONFICTION
#1  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
The Wright Brothers
Book Jacket   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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#2  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Clinton Cash
Book Jacket   Peter Schweizer
#3  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 4)  
The Road To Character
Book Jacket   David Brooks
 
#4  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 3)  
And The Good News Is . . .
Book Jacket   Dana Perino
#5  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
It's A Long Story
Book Jacket   Willie Nelson with David Ritz
#6  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
The Book Of Joan
Book Jacket   Melissa Rivers
 
#7  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
American Wife
Book Jacket   Taya Kyle with Jim DeFelice
#8  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 2)  
Hope
Book Jacket   Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan
#9  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 9)  
Dead Wake
Book Jacket   Erik Larson
 
#10  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Deal
Book Jacket   Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen

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