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New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-12-28, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
  1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
    An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
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  2. Killing patton by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
    The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the strange death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.
  3. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail during the summer of 1995.
  4. 41 by George W Bush
    The 43rd president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st.
  5. Yes please by Amy Poehler
    A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, the “S.N.L.” alumna and star of “Parks and Recreation.”
  6. The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
    The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
  7. What if? by Randall Munroe
    Scientific (but often funny) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website,
  8. Humans of new york by Brandon Stanton
    Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers, with brief commentary by Stanton. 
  9. American sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
    A former member of the Navy SEALs discusses his battlefield experiences during the Iraq war. Kyle was shot to death in Texas in 2013.
  10. Being mortal by Atul Gawande
    The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.
  11. You can't make this up by Al Michaels with L Jon Wertheim
    The veteran sportscaster, the voice of “Sunday Night Football,” recalls players and games he has observed.
  12. The andy cohen diaries by Andy Cohen
    One year in the (social) life of the TV producer and host of “Watch What Happens Live.”
  13. Deep down dark by Héctor Tobar
    An account, based on interviews, of the experience of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 and, incredibly, rescued.
  14. Not that kind of girl by Lena Dunham
    A collection of revealing and often humorous personal essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”
  15. The innovators by Walter Isaacson
    Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.
  16. As you wish by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden
    The making of the movie “The Princess Bride,” 25 years ago.
  17. Small victories by Anne Lamott
    Essays about forgiveness, transformation and grace.
  18. Jeter unfiltered by Derek Jeter with Anthony Bozza
    The Yankee shortstop and team captain looks back over his career.
  19. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
  20. The immortal life of henrietta lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    The story of an African-American woman whose cancerous cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.
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