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2014-2-17: 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 contact you when it becomes available.

Fiction

1. 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, Audio CD, 3M ebook & Wilbor audio )
2. THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. Early nineteenth century Charleston is the setting for Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years. (Print copy, Large Print, Audio CD, OneClick, 3M ebook, Wilbor ebook)
3. STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, by Anna Quindlen. Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. (Print copy, Audio CD, Wilbor ebook)
4. ONE MORE THING, by B. J. Novak. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes—only to discover that claiming the winnings might unravel his family. (Print copy)
5. SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. A sequel to A Time to Kill. (Print copy, Large Print, Audio CD, Wilbor e-book & audio).
6. FIRST LOVE, by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. A remarkably moving tale with its origins in James Patterson's own past, First Love is testament to the power of first love--and how it can change the rest of your life. (Print copy)
7. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. One of the biggest literary phenomenon of 2012 – still a best seller. The movie starring Ben Aflack will be released later this year. (Print copy, Audio CD, 3M ebook & Wilbor audio)
8. 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)
9. AN OFFICER AND A SPY, by Robert Harris. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage. (Print copy & Audio CD)
10. THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. A gripping, thought-provoking novel about if it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. (Print copy, Wilbor ebook & audio)

Non-Fiction

1. DUTY by Robert M. Gates. Former secretary of defense gives his account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Print copy)
2. GLITTER AND GLUE, by Kelly Corrigan. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it’s about who you admire and why and how that changes over time. (Print copy)
3. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. 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. THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. The best of Krauthammer’s intelligence, erudition and wit with an autobiographical in¬troduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy. (Print copy & Wilbor e-book)
5. 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)
6. ALL JOY AND NO FUN, by Jennifer Senior. Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the effects of children on their parents? (Print copy)
7. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. (Print copy & Wilbor audio)
8. 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)
9. THE TRIPLE PACKAGE, by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld. Professors at Yale Law School explore why some cultural groups (endowed with a “triple package” of values) are generally more successful than others. (Print copy)
10. 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 & Wilbor e-book)