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2014-1-06: Information Station Column

This is the list of current New York Times Bestsellers that are available at the Sioux Center Public Library.  If a book is not on the shelf, please ask the staff to place a hold and we will call you when is becomes available for you.

Fiction

1)    Sycamore Row by John Grisham.  A sequel to A Time to Kill. (Print copy, Wilbor e-book & audio).

2)    The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom. The story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? (Print copy, Wilbor audio)

3)    Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining. (Print copy)

4)    Command Authority by Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney. There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan. (Print copy)

5)    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. (Print copy)

6)    Cross My Heart by James Patterson. When the ones Detective Alex Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. ( Print copy, Wilbor audio)

7)    The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. In the tradition of The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways. (Print copy, Wilbor audio)

8)    Inferno by Dan Brown. Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces Dante’s Inferno. (Print copy, Wilbor e-book & audio)

9)    Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich. When powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. (Print copy, Wilbor e-book & audio)

10) The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly. "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets Mickey Haller attention. (Print copy & Wilbor audio)

 

Non-Fiction

1)    Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer. The best of Krauthammer’s intelligence, erudition and wit with an autobiographical in­troduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy. (Print copy & Wilbor e-book)

2)    Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. (Print copy & Wilbor audio)

3)    David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. (Print copy & Wiblor e-book)

4)    George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. In August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. (Print copy)

5)    The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin. One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, etc. (Print copy)

6)    I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. (Print copy)

7)    Miracles and Massacres by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Hannah Beck. The things you’ve never learned about our past will shock you (Print copy)

8)    Let me off at the top! by Ron Burgundy. Biography by the fictional anchorman. (not owned)

9)    One Summer by Bill Bryson. Lindbergh’s crossing of the Atlantic, Babe Ruth, records floods and more exciting events took place in the summer of 1927. (Print copy, Wilbor e-book & audio)

10) Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton. Armed with his camera, Stanton began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. (print copy)