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New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-08-24, 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.
    Book Review | Sunday Review
  2. 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.
  3. America by Dinesh D'Souza
    A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.
  4. Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
    A 3-year-old’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy; the basis of the movie.
    Article Chapter
  5. The first family detail by Ronald Kessler
    A reporter divulges details from Secret Service agents about the lives of presidents, ex-presidents and candidates, as well as about the service’s failings. 
  6. In the kingdom of ice by Hampton Sides
    An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.
  7. Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
    A Brooklyn woman’s prison memoir. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.
  8. The hot zone by Richard Preston
    The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
  9. A spy among friends by Ben Macintyre
    An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed.
  10. The invisible bridge by Rick Perlstein
    Society and politics in America from 1973 to 1976, the years between Nixon’s resignation and the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s ascent.
  11. The path between the seas by David McCullough
    A history of the creation of the Panama Canal; first published in 1977.
  12. One nation by Ben Carson with Candy Carson
    Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.
  13. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Why some people succeed; from the author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point."
    Book Review | First Chapter | Sunday Review
  14. 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.
  15. Taking the lead by Derek Hough
    A memoir and advice from the dancer, a “Dancing With the Stars” regular.
  16. Hard choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state.
  17. The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
    The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly on the move.
    First Chapter | Sunday Review
  18. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
  19. Blood feud by Edward Klein
    A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.
  20. Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
    Observations from the comedy writer and actress.