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Brand New Bestsellers

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All books below placed in the top 15 in the New York Times Bestseller List as of August 18, 2019, and are listed in order of popularity.
FICTION

1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. ALL BRANCHES 

2. One Good Deed, by David Baldacci. A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail. WACCAMAW ONLY

3. The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead. Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later. WACCAMAW ONLY  

4. The New Girl, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose daughter is kidnapped. WACCAMAW ONLY 

5. Summer of '69, by Elin Hilderbrand. The Levin family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface. ALL BRANCHES 

6. Under Currents, by Nora Roberts. Echoes of a violent childhood reverberate for Zane Bigelow when he starts a new kind of family in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. ALL BRANCHES 

7. City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert. An 89-year old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York Theater scene. ALL BRANCHES 

8. Ask Again,Yes, by Mary Beth Keane. The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades. ALL BRANCHES 

9. Window on the Bay, by Debbie Macomber. A single mom's life takes unexpected turns when her two children go off to college. GEORGETOWN, ANDREWS, CARVERS BAY

10. The Last House Guest, by Megan Miranda. Avery Greer must fight the clock to clear her name and uncover her friend's real killer. ALL BRANCHES 

11. Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman. In 1966, a housewife becomes a reporter and investigates the killing of a black woman in Baltimore. WACCAMAW ONLY  

12. The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides. Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband. ALL BRANCHES 

NONFICTION

1. Educated, by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university. GEORGETOWN, ANDREWS, WACCAMAW

2. Three Women, by Lisa Taddeo. The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

3. Becoming, by Michelle Obama. The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent. WACCAMAW and ANDREWS 

4. Unfreedom of the Press, by Mark R. Levin. The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW

5. The Pioneers, by David McCullough. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

6. Justice on Trial, by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino. The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. GEORGETOWN ONLY 

7. The Second Mountain, by David Brooks. A New York Times Op Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

8. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottleib. A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist's patient. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

9. Range, by David Epstein. An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredicable fields. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

10. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A meditation on race in America. GEORGETOWN, WACCAMAW, CARVERS BAY

11. America's Reluctant Prince, by Steven M. Gillon. A historian describes John F. Kennedy Jr. through the lens of their decades-long friendship. GEORGETOWN ONLY