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  1. 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.

  2. THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood. In a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead's theocratic regime shows signs of decay.

  3. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. A woman who survives alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

  4. LAND OF WOLVES by Craig Johnson. The 15th book in the Longmire series. Back from Mexico, Sheriff Longmire must deal with a wolf and a killer on the loose.

  5. THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE by David Lagercrantz. Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

  6. THE ORACLE by Jonathan Cahn. A traveler discovers mysteries hidden behind seven locked doors.

  7. KILLER INSTINCT by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. The second book in the Instinct series. When an act of terror strikes New York, Dr. Reinhart and Detective Needham go after a sociopath.

  8. RED AT THE BONE by Jacqueline Woodson. Long-lasting decisions young people make are explored through the history of a Brooklyn teenager's family.

  9. THE TITANIC SECRET by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul.The 11th book in the Isaac Bell series. Dirk Pitt finds a document that brings a mystery from 1911 back to life.

  10. A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny. The 15th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The search for a missing girl is imperiled by rising floodwaters across the province.


  1. TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell. Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

  2. PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden. A memoir by the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the government's mass surveillance program.

  3. CALL SIGN CHAOS by Jim Mattis and Bing West. The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.

  4. EDUCATED by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

  5. THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY by Garrett M. Graff, An oral history of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, based on transcripts, declassified documents and interviews.

  6. SHE SAID by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Two reporters for The New York Times recount their investigation into Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuses of power and the subsequent global disclosure of women's traumatic stories.

  7. BECOMING by Michelle Obama. The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.

  8. THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST by Samantha Power. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's journey from being an immigrant to being an activist outsider to serving in President Obama's cabinet.

  9. RADICALS, RESISTANCE AND REVENGE by Jeanine Pirro. The Fox News host posits those she labels anti-Trump conspirators have committed possible crimes and a plot to destroy liberty.

  10. HOW TO by Randall Munroe. The former NASA roboticist dispenses complex and excessive solutions to common problems.

Paperback fiction

  1. THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt.

  2. THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood.

  3. IT by Stephen King.

  4. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris.

  5. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate.

Paperback nonfiction

  1. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah.

  2. SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari.

  3. THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk.

  4. JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson.

  5. WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo.

Source: The New York Times

Editorial on 10/06/2019

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