New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers List January 26, 2020

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen In a quiet town in North Carolina coast in 1969, a woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. Educated by Tara Westover The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano A 12 year old boy tries to start over after becoming the sole survivor of a plane crash in which he lost his immediate family.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

Moral Compass by Danielle Steel Shortly after Saint Ambrose Prep goes co-ed, a student is attacked and the community falls apart.
Becoming by Michelle Obama The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.
The Guardians by John Grisham Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case. Me by Elton John The multi-awards-winning solo artist’s first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.
Long Bright River by Liz Moore Mickey risks her job with the Philadelphia police force by going after a murderer and searching for her missing sister.Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband. Boys and Sex by Peggy Orenstein How young men comprehend cultural forces and navigate sexual and emotional relationships.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades. Range by David Epstein An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.
The Giver of the Stars by Jojo Moyes In Depression-era America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky. The Body by Bill Bryson An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
Treason by Stuart Woods The 52nd book in the Stone Barrington series. Stone is asked to expose a double agent in the State Department.Successful Aging by Daniel J. Levitin A neuroscientist suggests using resilience strategies as we grow older.
The Institute by Stephen King Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods. Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers by Brian Kilmeade The “Fox and Friends” host gives an account of the battle against the Mexican Army in 1836.
Criss Cross by James Patterson The 27th book in the Alex Cross series. Copycat crimes make the detective question whether an innocent man was executed. Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.
Blue Moon by Lee Child Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun The cultural and political contexts of the crises that Generation X women face.
A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci When Atlee Pine returns to her hometown to investigate her sister’s kidnapping from 30 years ago, she winds up tracking a potential serial killer. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout In a follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Olive Kitteridge,” new relationships, including a second marriage, are encountered in a seaside town in Maine. Blowout by Rachel Maddow The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.