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Data Provided by the New York Times
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-10-05, 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. 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
  5. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
    An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.   
  6. Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
    A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
    Book Review
  7. Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
    A memoir about a year in a women’s prison. The basis for the Netflix series.
  8. 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.
  9. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
  10. 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.
  11. The other wes moore by Wes Moore
    A tale of two Wes Moores: the author, a Rhodes scholar; the other, a man in prison.
  12. The bully pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    An analysis of the relationships between Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the muckraking press.
  13. The hot zone by Richard Preston
    The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
  14. Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
    The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices.
  15. Still foolin' 'em by Billy Crystal
    The 65-year-old comedian’s reminiscences and his complaints about aging.
  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. The immortal life of henrietta lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    A woman's cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951.
    Book Review | First Chapter | Sunday Review | Article Chapter
  18. Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
    A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
  19. How children succeed by Paul Tough
    An argument that character matters more than intelligence.
  20. Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
    Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.