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Data Provided by the New York Times
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 after his plane went down over the Pacific.
    Book Review | Sunday Review
  2. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    A woman’s account of the life-changing 1,100-mile solo hike she took along the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995.
  3. The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
    A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
  4. American sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
    A memoir about battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper.
  5. A brief history of time by Stephen W Hawking
    The British cosmologist reviews efforts to create a unified theory of the universe.
  6. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
  7. Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
    The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
  8. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
    Book Review | First Chapter | Sunday Review
  9. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
    An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.
  10. Bossypants by Tina Fey
    A memoir from the creator of “30 Rock.”
  11. Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
    A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus and the angels during an emergency appendectomy; the basis of the movie.
    Book Review
  12. Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
    The winner of a Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life and when we can and cannot trust our intuitions.
  13. The science of interstellar by Kip Thorne
    A physicist explains the science behind the movie.
  14. Lying in wait by Ann Rule
    A collection of true crime stories.
  15. Paddle your own canoe by Nick Offerman
    The “Parks and Recreation” actor combines autobiographical anecdotes and life advice.
  16. The new jim crow by Michelle Alexander
    A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs” and its impact on black men.
  17. Alan turing: the enigma by Andrew Hodges
    The presiding mathetmatician and decoding force at Bletchley Park, the center that cracked the German Enigma code.
  18. The heart of everything that is by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
    A biography of the influential Sioux leader Red Cloud examines his military prowess and the Plains Indians’ changing way of life.
  19. George washington's secret six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
    The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.
  20. Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
    A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.