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Data Provided by the New York Times
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-10-26, 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. The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
    A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
  3. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
  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. The hot zone by Richard Preston
    The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
  6. 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
  7. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
    An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.
  8. Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
    A memoir about a year in a women’s prison; the basis for the Netflix series.
  9. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
  10. Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
    A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
    Book Review
  11. Zealot by Reza Aslan
    A life of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.
  12. 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.
  13. Proof of heaven by Eben Alexander
    A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma from bacterial meningitis.
  14. The smartest kids in the world by Amanda Ripley
    High-performing schools in Finland, South Korea and Poland, seen through the eyes of American high school students abroad.
  15. Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
    Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.
  16. Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
    The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life.
  17. Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
    A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
  18. Women in clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton & 639 Others
  19. The best american essays 2014 by edited John Jeremiah Sullivan
  20. This is the story of a happy marriage by Ann Patchett
    A collection of essays by the novelist.