Bestsellers — Trade Fiction Paperback
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-08-03, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- Gone girl by Gillian Flynn
A woman disappears from her Missouri home on her fifth anniversary; is her bitter, oddly evasive husband a killer?
- Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline
A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.
- The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
In this fable, a Spanish shepherd boy ventures to Egypt in search of treasure and his destiny.
- The cuckoo's calling by Robert Galbraith
The struggling detective and former military man Cormoran Strike investigates a London supermodel’s suicide; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.
- And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini
A multigenerational family saga, by the author of “The Kite Runner,” centering on a brother and sister from a remote, impoverished village in Afghanistan.
- Me before you by Jojo Moyes
A young woman who has barely been farther afield than her English village finds herself while caring for a wealthy, embittered quadriplegic.
- Dark places by Gillian Flynn
A woman who, as a child, was spared when her mother and sisters were murdered begins to reinvestigate the case against her imprisoned brother.
- The valley of amazement by Amy Tan
The author of “The Joy Luck Club” follows mother and daughter courtesans over four decades, from the lavish parlors of Shanghai to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.
- Sharp objects by Gillian Flynn
Fresh from a stay at a psychiatric hospital, a newspaper reporter returns (reluctantly) to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls.
- The signature of all things by Elizabeth Gilbert
A 19th-century botanist’s pursuits take her to Tahiti and deep into the mysteries of evolution; by the author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”
- The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini
An Afghan-American returns to Kabul to learn how a childhood friend has fared.
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Young and in love, Ifemelu and Obinze leave military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Ifemelu finds academic success in America, while Obinze plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.
- The rosie project by Graeme Simsion
A genetics professor with Asperger's syndrome becomes involved with an unconventional woman.
- The ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman
A middle-aged man recalls his lonely boyhood in Sussex, England, and his friendship with a remarkable girl.
- The silver star by Jeannette Walls
When their artistic but irresponsible mother takes off to find herself in 1970, a 12-year-old California girl and her big sister join the rest of their family in Virginia.
- The longest ride by Nicholas Sparks
The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly. While 91-year-old Ira is visited by his beloved wife (who passed away years earlier), Sophia, a college student, is enthralled by a young cowboy.
- Identical by Scott Turow
State Senator Paul Giannis, a candidate for mayor of Kindle County, is accused of having played a role in the murder of his twin brother's girlfriend.
- The lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
After his radical brother is killed, an Indian scientist brings his widow to join him in America.
- The hundred-foot journey by Richard C Morais
In a story reminiscent of "Slumdog Millionaire," a Muslim boy born on the edge of a Bombay slum is catapulted to Paris's temples of haute cuisine.
- Doctor sleep by Stephen King
Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” must save a very special girl from a tribe of murderous paranormals.