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Best Sellers

 Last Updated August 28, 2014

Fiction  or  Non-Fiction

 

FICTION BEST SELLERS

1.

COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, by Haruki Murakami.

A young man’s difficult coming-of-age.

2.

LOVE LETTERS, by Debbie Macomber.

Three couples struggle with intimacy one summer at Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn.

3.

THE 6TH EXTINCTION, by James Rollins.

The 10th Sigma Force novel offers Nazis, an ancient secret, a ticking nuclear clock and alien life-forms. 

4.

BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty.

Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?

5.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt.

A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

6.

THE HEIST, by Daniel Silva.

Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, must track down a famous missing painting by Caravaggio.

7.

THE BOOK OF LIFE, by Deborah Harkness.

In the conclusion to the All Souls trilogy, the Oxford scholar/witch Diana Bishop and the vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont return from Elizabethan London to the present.

8.

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr.

The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II. 

9.

THE LOST ISLAND, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Gideon Crew, scientist and thief, pursues an extraordinary treasure for his mysterious employer.

10.

THE MAGICIAN'S LAND, by Lev Grossman.

Quentin, an exiled magician, tries a risky heist in the final installment of a trilogy.

11.

TOM CLANCY: SUPPORT AND DEFEND, by Mark Greaney.

A Dominic Caruso novel, written in the tradition of Clancy, who died in October 2013.

12.

THE SILKWORM, by Robert Galbraith.

The private detective Cormoran Strike in literary London; by J. K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

13.

FOOL'S ASSASSIN, by Robin Hobb.

In the first novel of a new fantasy trilogy, Fitz and the Fool, the hero of the Farseer trilogy is living under an assumed name.

14.

WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD, by Diana Gabaldon.

Jamie Fraser and his family face challenges in the 18th and 20th centuries.

15.

THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty.

A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter she was not meant to read.

 

NONFICTION BEST SELLERS

1.

AMERICA, by Dinesh D'Souza.

A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film. 

2.

ONE NATION, by Ben Carson with Candy Carson.

Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.

3.

IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE, by Hampton Sides.

An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong. 

4.

THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL, by Ronald Kessler.

A reporter divulges details from Secret Service agents about the lives of presidents, ex-presidents and candidates, as well as about the service’s failings. 

5.

DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell.

How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of "The Tipping Point."

6.

A SPY AMONG FRIENDS, by Ben Macintyre.

An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed. 

7.

HARD CHOICES, by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state and her views about the American role in the world.

8.

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand.

An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

9.

BLOOD FEUD, by Edward Klein.

A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.

10.

THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, by Rick Perlstein.

Society and politics in America from 1973 to 1976, the years between Nixon’s resignation and the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s ascent.

11.

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, by Thomas Piketty.

A French economist’s analysis of centuries of economic history predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.

12.

I AM MALALA, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb.

The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education shot by the Taliban.

13.

THINK LIKE A FREAK, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”

14.

THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR, by Marja Mills.

The author’s experience as Harper Lee’s neighbor.

15.

TAKING THE LEAD, by Derek Hough.

A memoir and advice from the dancer, a “Dancing With the Stars” regular.


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