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New York Times Bestsellers
Week of August 23, 2015
FICTION
#1  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 5)  
Go Set A Watchman
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Harper Lee
#2  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 31)  
The Girl On The Train
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Paula Hawkins
#3  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 67)  
All The Light We Cannot See
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Anthony Doerr
 
#4  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 2)  
Alert
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
#5  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Silver Linings
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Debbie Macomber
#6  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 3)  
Circling The Sun
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   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
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Jennifer Weiner
#8  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 28)  
The Nightingale
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Kristin Hannah
#9  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 14)  
Luckiest Girl Alive
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Jessica Knoll
 
#10  (Last Week: 9 Weeks on List: 7)  
The English Spy
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Daniel Silva


NONFICTION
#1  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 2)  
Plunder And Deceit
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Mark R Levin
#2  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 5)  
Between The World And Me
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Ta-Nehisi Coates
#3  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
You're Never Weird On The Internet (almost)
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Felicia Day
 
#4  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 15)  
The Wright Brothers
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   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
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg
#6  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 45)  
Being Mortal
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Atul Gawande
 
#7  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 23)  
Dead Wake
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Erik Larson
#8  (Last Week: 12 Weeks on List: 4)  
Barbarian Days
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   William Finnegan
#9  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 2)  
My Fight / Your Fight
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Ronda Rousey with Maria Burns Ortiz
 
#10  (Last Week: 8 Weeks on List: 8)  
Down The Rabbit Hole
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Holly Madison

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