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  1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survives alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

  2. THE BOY FROM THE WOODS by Harlan Coben. When a girl goes missing, a private investigator's feral childhood becomes an asset in the search.

  3. AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins. A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.

  4. THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel. The third book in the Wolf Hall trilogy. After Anne Boleyn's execution, Thomas Cromwell's enemies assemble.

  5. STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER by Rae Carson. The Resistance goes on a new adventure as word of the re-emergence of Emperor Palpatine is sent across the galaxy.

  6. SMOKE BITTEN by Patricia Briggs. The 12th book in the Mercy Thompson series. The car mechanic who has the ability to turn into a coyote takes on a deadly foe.

  7. IN FIVE YEARS by Rebecca Serle. A Manhattan lawyer finds herself confronting a vision she had when elements of it come to life on schedule.

  8. BLINDSIDE by James Patterson and James O. Born. The 12th book in the Michael Bennett series. A serial-killing spree might impact national security.

  9. JOURNEY OF THE PHARAOHS by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. The 17th book of the NUMA Files series. The NUMA squad teams with British MI5 to stop arms dealers from stealing ancient relics.

  10. MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell. A woman re-evaluates the relationship she had at age 15 with her 42-year-old English teacher 17 years ago.


  1. UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle. The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

  2. THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson. An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.

  3. THE MAMBA MENTALITY by Kobe Bryant. Various skills and techniques used on the court by the late Los Angeles Lakers player.

  4. EDUCATED by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

  5. OPEN BOOK by Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O'Leary. The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.

  6. THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt. Stories, interviews and reflections on the act of letting go of resentment.

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

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

  9. JOHN ADAMS UNDER FIRE by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. How the man who became the second president served as the defense lawyer for the British soldiers who stood accused in the Boston Massacre in 1770.

  10. 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.

Paperback fiction


  2. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris.

  3. NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney.

  4. THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley.

  5. THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King.

Paperback nonfiction

  1. THE GREAT INFLUENZA by John M. Barry.

  2. SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari.

  3. SAY NOTHING by Patrick Radden Keefe.

  4. JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson.

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

Source: The New York Times

Editorial on 04/05/2020

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