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  1. AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins. A book-seller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.

  2. 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.

  3. WHEN YOU SEE ME by Lisa Gardner. D.D. Warren and Flora Dane join FBI agent Kimberly Quincy's task force.

  4. LOST by James Patterson and James O. Born. The new head of an FBI task force takes on a crime syndicate run by a pair of Russian nationals.

  5. 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.

  6. THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides. Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

  7. SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid. Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain's babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge.

  8. 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.

  9. A LONG PETAL OF THE 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.

  10. THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham. Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.


  1. PROFILES IN CORRUPTION by Peter Schweizer. The author of Clinton Cash gives his evaluations of members of the Democratic Party.

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY by Layla F. Saad. Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.

  9. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb. A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist's patient.

  10. THE BODY by Bill Bryson. An owner's manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.

Paperback fiction


  2. ONE GOOD DEED by David Baldacci.

  3. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris.

  4. THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King.

  5. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate.

Paperback nonfiction

  1. JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson.

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

  3. BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou.

  4. SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari.

  5. WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo.

Source: The New York Times

Editorial on 02/16/2020

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