New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers List August 16th, 2020

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WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
by Delia Owens

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
THE VANISHING HALF
by Brit Bennett

The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.
The Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant Various skills and techniques used on the court by the Los Angeles Lakers players.
1ST CASE
by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

After getting kicked out of M.I.T., Angela Hoot interns with the F.B.I. and tracks the murderous siblings known as the Poet and the Engineer.

Unknown Valor by Martha MacCallum The Fox News anchor weaves stories of combat veterans who fought during World War II.
The Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry The 15th book in the Cotton Malone series. The balance of power in Europe is imperiled.The Hope of Glory by Jon Meacham The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer delves into the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband. Open Book by Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O’Leary The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma, and addiction.
Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke The bakery owner Hannah Swensen’s sister’s boyfriend is accused of murder.Educated by Tara Westover The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
Apeirogon by Colum McCann A bond forms between a Palestinian man and an Israeli man when they both lose a daughter.A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of behavior within the Trump administration.
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.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge. Becoming by Michelle Obama The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
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.
Until the End of Time by Brian Greene A physicist gives an overview of how we got here, where we are and directions we might go.
Golden in Death by J.D. Robb The 50th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas seeks the sender of packages that give off toxic airborne fumes. Profiles in Corruption by Peter Schweizer The author of “Clinton Cash” gives his evaluations of members of the Democratic Party.
A Long Petal of Sea by Isabel Allende A young pregnant widow and an Army doctor take a ship to Chile to escape the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Dark Towers by David Enrich The New York Times finance editor traces the history and illicit dealings of Deutsche Bank.
The Guardians by John Grisham Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.
Crooked River by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child The 19th book in the Agent Pendergast series. Human feet inside nondescript shoes wash ashore in Florida. How to be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
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. Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein The editor at large and co-founder of Vox offers his take on what causes divisions in America.