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New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
June 13, 2021

Legacy / Nora Roberts.
The last thing he told me : a novel / Laura Dave.
Sooley / John Grisham.
Project Hail Mary : a novel / Andy Weir.
While justice sleeps : a novel / Stacey Abrams.
The midnight library / Matt Haig.
The hill we climb : an inaugural poem for the country / Amanda Gorman ; foreword by Oprah Winfrey.
That summer : a novel / Jennifer Weiner.
The saboteurs / Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul.
21st birthday / James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
A gambling man / David Baldacci.
The four winds / Kristin Hannah.
The invisible life of Addie LaRue / V.E. Schwab.
The vanishing half : a novel / Brit Bennett.
The devil may dance : a novel / Jake Tapper.

Latest Fiction

Freed / E L James.
Sujata massey the Bombay prince
Adrift / W. Michael Gear.
The eagle
Double blind / Edward St. Aubyn.
Tom Clancy
The hidden palace / Helene Wecker.
The wolf and the woodsman / Ava Reid.
A rogue
Castle Shade : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes / Laurie R. King.
The French paradox / Ellen Crosby.
The queer principles of Kit Webb : a novel / Cat Sebastian.
The bullet / Iris Johansen.
Dust off the bones : a novel / Paul Howarth.
The unforgiven / Heather Graham.
Everyone knows your mother is a witch / Rivka Galchen.
Tom Clancy : Target acquired / Don Bentley.

Latest Nonfiction

We are Bellingcat : global crime, online sleuths, and the bold future of news / Eliot Higgins.
How to change : the science of getting from where you are to where you want to be / Katy Milkman ; foreword by Angela Duckworth.
Reopening Muslim minds : a return to reason, freedom, and tolerance / Mustafa Akyol.
Lucky : how Joe Biden barely won the presidency / Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes.
Stranger care : a memoir of loving what isn
The musical human : a history of life on Earth / Michael Spitzer.
I had a brother once : a poem, a memoir / Adam Mansbach.
How the word is passed : a reckoning with the history of slavery across America / Clint Smith.
Murder at the mission : a frontier killing, its legacy of lies, and the taking of the American West / Blaine Harden.
Everything beautiful in its time : seasons of love and loss / Jenna Bush Hager.
The unfit heiress : the tragic life and scandalous sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt / Audrey Clare Farley.

Latest DVDs

Land / Focus Features presents ; a Big Beach, Flashlight Films production ; in association with Nomadic Pictures and Cinetic Media ; produced by Allyn Stewart, Lora Kennedy, Leah Holzer, Peter Saraf ; written by Jesse Chatham and Erin Dignam ; directed by Robin Wright.
Land / Focus Features presents ; a Big Beach, Flashlight Films production ; in association with Nomadic Pictures and Cinetic Media ; produced by Allyn Stewart, Lora Kennedy, Leah Holzer, Peter Saraf ; written by Jesse Chatham and Erin Dignam ; directed by Robin Wright.
The Mauritanian / STXfilms, 30West, Topic Studios present ; in association with BBC Film and Great Point Media ; a Shadowplay Features, SunnyMarch, Wonder Street production ; produced by Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lloyd Levin, Beatriz Levin, Mark Holder, Christine Holder, Branwen Prestwood Smith, Michael Bronne ; screenplay by M.B. Traven and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani ; screen story by M.B. Traven ; directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Chef / Open Road Films and Aldamisa Entertainment present ; a Fairview Entertainment production ; written and directed by Jon Favreau ; produced by Jon Favreau, Sergei Bespalov.
The English teacher / Cinedigm and Tribeca Film present an Artina Films production in association with JSC Entertainment, Media House Capital and Spring Pictures ; written by Dan Chariton & Stacy Chariton ; produced by Naomi Despres, Robert Salerno, Ben Leclair, Matthew Chausse ; directed by Craig Zisk.
Fahrenheit 451 / produced by Lewis M. Allen ; directed by Francois Truffaut ; screenplay by Francois Truffaut and Jean-Louis Richard.
Fast times at Ridgemont High / Refugee Films ; a Universal Picture ; produced by Art Linson and Irving Azoff ; directed by Amy Heckerling ; screenplay by Cameron Crowe.
La femme Nikita / a French-Italian coproduction ; Gaumont-Gaumont Production ; Cecchi Gori Group ; Tiger Cinematografica ; original screenplay by Luc Besson ; directed by Luc Besson.
Judas and the black messiah / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; in association with Macro/Participant/Bron Creative ; a Macro Media/Proximity Media production ; screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King ; produced by Ryan Coogler, Charles D. King, Shaka King ; directed by Shaka King.
Judas and the Black messiah / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; in association with Macro, Participant, Bron Creative ; a Macro Media/Proximity Media production ; produced by Ryan Coogler, Charles D. King, Shaka King ; story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas ; screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King ; directed by Shaka King.
Parenthood / Imagine Entertainment presents a Brian Grazer production ; produced by Brian Grazer ; directed by Ron Howard ; screenplay by Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel ; story by Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel & Ron Howard.
The seven-per-cent solution / Universal Pictures ; a Herbert Ross film ; screenplay by Nicholas Meyer ; produced and directed by Herbert Ross.

Latest Audiobooks

The plot / Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II / Daniel James Brown.
Die of shame / Mark Billingham.
Whiskers in the dark Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown.
Falcon / Helen Macdonald.
The sixth wicked child / J.D. Barker.
Hour of the witch / Chris Bohjalian.
World travel: an irreverent guide / Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever.
Never a dull moment: 1971: the year that rock exploded / David Hepworth.
The less dead / Denise Mina.
Mayhem / by Sarah Pinborough.

Latest Graphic Novels

And now I spill the family secrets : an illustrated memoir / Margaret Kimball.
Come home, Indio : a memoir / Jim Terry.
Cyclopedia exotica / Aminder Dhaliwal ; color by Nikolas Ilic.
Heartstopper. Volume 3 / Alice Oseman.
Incredible doom. Vol 1 / written and illustrated by Matthew Bogart ; story by Matthew Bogart & Jesse Holden.
Summer spirit / Elizabeth Holleville ; [translation by Amy Evans-Hill].

Warm Up with New Romances

Alers, Rochelle.  Room Service
Cole, Alyssa.  How to Find a Princess
Grey, Amelia.  A Gentleman Never Tells
Jeffries, Sabrina.  Undercover Duke
Knight, Eliza.  You’ve Got Plaid
Parish, Samara.  How to Survive a Scandal
Rains, Annie.  The Summer Cottage

Latest Paperback Cozies, Mysteries, & Suspense

Goldstein, Debra H.  Four Cuts Too Many
Lynch, Sean.  Hold Back the Night
Mentink, Dana.  Pint of No Return
Mofina, Rick.  Search for Her
The third to die / Allison Brennan.
Fatal fried rice / Vivien Chien.
Lavender blue murder / Laura Childs.
Suspect / Robert Crais.
Murder at the taffy shop / Maddie Day.
Under the cover of murder / Lauren Elliott.
Flight / Laura Griffin.
Town in a blueberry jam / B.B. Haywood.
Poppy Harmon and the hung jury / Lee Hollis.
Death at the salon / Louise R. Innes.
Murder in an Irish cottage / Carlene O
Shucked apart / Barbara Ross.

Latest Large Print

Northern spy / Flynn Berry.
The Venice sketchbook / Rhys Bowen.
The cottage on Lighthouse Lane / Davis Bunn.
The last green valley : a novel / Mark Sullivan.
A gambling man / David Baldacci.
All our summers / Holly Chamberlin.
Win / Harlan Coben.
Girl A : a novel / Abigail Dean.
The final twist / Jeffery Deaver.
Whereabouts / written in Italian and translated by the author Jhumpa Lahiri.
The King
A perfect Amish romance / by Shelley Shephard Gray.
Finding Ashley / Danielle Steel.
Project Hail Mary : a novel / Andy Weir.

Earth Day Reads

Footprints : in search of future fossils / David Farrier.
Under a white sky : the nature of the future / Elizabeth Kolbert.
Quitting plastic : easy and practical ways to cut down the plastic in your life / Clara Williams Roldan ; with Louise Williams ; illustrations by Elowyn Williams Roldan.
The fragile earth : writing from the New Yorker on climate change / edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder.
How to prepare for climate change : a practical guide to surviving the chaos / David Pogue.
Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time / Ben Ehrenreich.
Lawns into meadows : growing a regenerative landscape / Owen Wormser ; illustrated by Kristen Thompson.
Sacred instructions : indigenous wisdom for living spirit-based change / Sherri Mitchell ; foreword by Larry Dossey, MD.
Green metropolis : why living smaller, living closer, and driving less are the keys to sustainability / David Owen.
Inconspicuous consumption : the environmental impact you don
Half-earth : our planet
The green-collar economy : how one solution can fix our two biggest problems / Van Jones ; with Ariane Conrad ; [foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.].
On fire : the (burning) case for a green new deal / Naomi Klein.
Garbage land : on the secret trail of trash / Elizabeth Royte.
Drawdown : the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to roll back global warming / edited by Paul Hawken.
How to give up plastic : a guide to changing the world, one plastic bottle at a time / Will McCallum.
The end of plenty : the race to feed a crowded world / Joel K. Bourne Jr.
The field guide to citizen science : how you can contribute to scientific research and make a difference / Darlene Cavalier, Catherine Hoffman, and Caren Cooper.
The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt
Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash / Edward Humes.
Salmon : a fish, the earth, and the history of their common fate / Mark Kurlansky.
An unreasonable woman : a true story of shrimpers, politicos, polluters, and the fight for Seadrift, Texas / Diane Wilson.
What can I do? : my path from climate despair to action / Jane Fonda ; Danelle Morton, editorial consultant.
A terrible thing to waste : environmental racism and its assault on the American mind / Harriet A. Washington.

Lighten Up Your Life: Comic Novels

Man at the helm: a novel / Nina Stibbe
Very good, Jeeves / by P.G. Wodehouse
Dear Committee Members / Julie Schumacher
The sellout / Paul Beatty
Cold Comfort Farm / Stella Gibbons; with an introduction by Lynne Truss
The last taxi driver / Lee Durkee
Shakespeare for squirrels / Christopher Moore
Made for love: a novel / Alissa Nutting
My sister, the serial killer: a novel / Oyinkan Braithwaite
Less: a novel / Andrew Sean Greer
Confessions of a shopaholic / Sophie Kinsella
Wake up, sir! : a novel / Jonathan Ames
Lucky Jim: a novel / by Kingsley Amis
Jitterbug perfume / Tom Robbins
Crazy rich Asians / Kevin Kwan
Olivia Joules and the overactive imagination / Helen Fielding
Heartburn / Nora Ephron
The hitchhiker

Whole Life Novels

Hannah Coulter: a novel / Wendell Berry
Little big man: a novel / by Thomas Berger
The stone diaries / Carol Shields; introduction by Penelope Lively
Any human heart: a novel / by William Boyd
The book of Ebenezer le Page / G.B. Edwards; introduction by John Fowles
True history of the Kelly gang / Peter Carey
American duchess: a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt / Karen Harper
Abundance: a novel of Marie Antoinette / Sena Jeter Naslund
The world according to Garp: a novel / by John Irving
Life after life: a novel / Kate Atkinson
Middlesex / Jeffrey Eugenides
Moon tiger / by Penelope Lively
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Junot Díaz
The remains of the day / Kazuo Ishiguro
Old filth / Jane Gardam

Poetry: New and Recommended

Homie : poems / Danez Smith
A sand book / Ariana Reines
Love poems : (for people with children) / John Kenney
Deaf republic: poems / Ilya Kaminsky
Build yourself a boat / Camonghne Felix
Like falling through a cloud: a lyrical memoir of coping with forgetfulness, confusion, and a dreaded diagnosis / Eugenia Zukerman
Dunce / Mary Ruefle
An American sunrise: poems / Joy Harjo
Balancing act 2: an anthology of poems by fifty Maine women / introduction by Kate Kennedy; art works by Celeste Roberge and Joy Drury Cox
Delights & shadows: poems / by Ted Kooser
Gabriel: a poem / Edward Hirsch
If they come for us: poems / Fatimah Asghar
Citizen : an American lyric / Claudia Rankine
Come closer and listen: new poems / Charles Simic
Sight lines / Arthur Sze
Looking for the Gulf Motel / Richard Blanco
Wade in the water: poems / Tracy K. Smith
Traveling light: poems / Linda Pastan
The lost child: Ozark poems / Wesley McNair
Night sky with exit wounds / Ocean Vuong
Break the glass / Jean Valentine
Native guard / Natasha Trethewey
Dog songs: thirty-five dog songs and one essay / Mary Oliver

SPPL Author Talk Guests – Fiction

A sharp bend in the road : seventeen intriguing stories / Gerard Bianco.
Trespasser / Paul Doiron.
Soon the light will be perfect / Dave Patterson.
The one-in-a-million boy / Monica Wood.
Victoria Falls : a novel / James Hornor.
Within plain sight / Bruce Robert Coffin.
Playing god / Kate Flora.
A fatal obsession / James Hayman.
Death at St. Vedast / Mary Lawrence.

SPPL Author Talk Guests – Nonficiton

The life in your garden : gardening for biodiversity / Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto.
Forever becoming : the ever deepening realization of Presence in my life / Vivian Franck.
Shots fired : the misunderstandings, misconceptions, and myths about police shootings / Joseph K. Loughlin and Kate Clark Flora.
Well read, well fed : a year of great reads and simple dishes for book clubs / Marcia F. Brown.
The red ribbon : a memoir of lightning and rebuilding after loss / by Nancy Freund Bills.
Call me American : a memoir / Abdi Nor Iftin with Max Alexander.
Birth, death, and a tractor : connecting an old farm to a new family / Kelly Payson-Roopchand.
Transforming memories : sharing spontaneous writing using loaded words / Liz Crocker with Polly Bennell & Holly Book.
Finding your inner moose : Ida LeClair
The great Mars Hill bank robbery / Ronald Chase.
Maine nursing : interviews and history on caring and competence / Valerie Hart, Susan Henderson, Juliana L

Re-Imagine Your World: Alternative History Novels

The man in the high castle / Philip K. Dick.
Machines like me : and people like you / Ian McEwan.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell / Susanna Clarke ; illustrations by Portia Rosenberg.
The Eyre affair : a novel / Jasper Fforde.
The mirage / Matt Ruff.
The infinities / John Banville.
Not on fire, but burning : a novel / Greg Hrbek.
The years of rice and salt / Kim Stanley Robinson.
The underground railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.
Rodham : a novel / Curtis Sittenfeld.
The plot against America / Philip Roth.
Underground airlines / Ben H. Winters.
Untold story : a novel / Monica Ali.
11/22/63 : a novel / Stephen King.
The Yiddish policemen
The philosopher

Thrills, Action, and Adventure!

To wake the giant : a novel of Pearl Harbor / Jeff Shaara.
Wrath of Poseidon / Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.
Broken : six short novels / Don Winslow.
Burn-in : a novel of the real robotic revolution / P.W. Singer and August Cole.
Final judgment / Marcia Clark.
Have you seen me? / Kate White.
Journey of the Pharaohs / Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.
Seeing darkness / Heather Graham.
The paladin : a spy novel / David Ignatius.
The Southern book club
Things you would know if you grew up around here / Nancy Wayson Dinan.
This is how I lied / Heather Gudenkauf.

Black Lives Matter

Your house will pay / Steph Cha.
A lesson before dying / Ernest J. Gaines.
An American marriage / by Tayari Jones.
Between the world and me / Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Big Black : Stand at Attica / written by Frank "Big Black" Smith, Jared Reinmuth ; illustrated by Améziane ; lettered by AndWorld Design.
Citizen : an American lyric / Claudia Rankine.
How to be an antiracist / Ibram X. Kendi.
I am Alfonso Jones / written by Tony Medina ; illustrated by Stacey Robinson and John Jennings ; foreword by Bryan Stevenson.
If Beale Street could talk / James Baldwin.
Invisible man / Ralph Ellison.
Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption / Bryan Stevenson.
Kindred / Octavia E. Butler.
March. Book one / [written by] John Lewis, Andrew Aydin ; [illustrated by] Nate Powell.
Men we reaped : a memoir / Jesmyn Ward.
Native son / Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad.
So you want to talk about race / Ijeoma Oluo.
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you / written by Jason Reynolds ; adapted from Stamped from the beginning by and with an introduction from Ibram X. Kendi Ibram X. Kendi.
They can
The city we became / N.K. Jemisin.
The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race / edited by Jesmyn Ward.
The hate u give / Angie Thomas.
The Nickel boys / Colson Whitehead.
The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates / Wes Moore ; [afterword by Tavis Smiley].
The Turner house / Angela Flournoy.
This book is anti-racist / by Tiffany Jewell ; illustrated by Aurélia Durand.
We cast a shadow : a novel / Maurice Carlos Ruffin.
When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir / Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele ; [with a foreword by Angela Davis].
White fragility : why it

Bingeworthy Reads

The magicians : a novel / Lev Grossman.
Me before you / Jojo Moyes.
My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
Outlander / Diana Gabaldon.
The quiet game / Greg Iles.
Still life / Louise Penny.
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie / Alan Bradley.
Tales of the city / Armistead Maupin.
The walking dead. Vol. 1, Days gone bye / Robert Kirkman, creator, writer, letterer ; Tony Moore, penciler, inker, gray tones ; Cliff Rathburn, additional gray tones.
The white queen / Philippa Gregory.
Annihilation / Jeff VanderMeer.
The cold dish / Craig Johnson.
Fall of giants / Ken Follett.
The fifth season / N. K. Jemisin.
The Forsyte saga / by John Galsworthy ; with a pref. by Ada Galsworthy
A game of thrones / George R. R. Martin.
Gilead / Marilynne Robinson.
The golden compass / by Philip Pullman ; [appendix illustrations by Ian Beck].
The last kingdom : a novel / Bernard Cornwell.
Leviathan wakes / James S.A. Corey.

Short on time? Try one of these short novels!

Chemistry: a novel / Weike Wang.
So lucky / Nicola Griffith.
The story of a shipwrecked sailor : who drifted on a life raft for ten days without food or water, was proclaimed a national hero, kissed by beauty queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time / Gabriel Gárcia Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan
Convenience store woman / Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.
The uncommon reader / Alan Bennett.
Breakfast at Tiffany
Train dreams / Denis Johnson.
The prime of Miss Jean Brodie / Muriel Spark.
Dept. of speculation / Jenny Offill.
Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe.
The sense of an ending / Julian Barnes.
Amsterdam / Ian McEwan
The outsiders / S.E. Hinton.
Every heart a doorway / Seanan McGuire.
The house on Mango Street / Sandra Cisneros.
Fox 8 : a story / George Saunders ; illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal.
Lanny : a novel / Max Porter.
And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies.
Interventions : a novella & three stories / by Richard Russo ; [artwork by Kate Russo].
The last days of new Paris : a novella / China Miéville.