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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 March 15, 2020, 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. American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins. A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel. GEORGETOWN ONLY 

3.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  

4. The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett. A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades. CARVERS BAY, GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW

5.  Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid. Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain's babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

6. The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes. In Depression-era America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky. ALL BRANCHES

7. Golden in Death, by J.D. Robb. The 50th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas seeks the sender of packages that give off toxic airborne fumes. GEORGETOWN ONLY 

8. A Long Petal of the Sea, by Isabel Allende. A young pregnant widow and an Army doctor take a ship to Chile to escape the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

9. The Guardians, by John Grisham. Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case. ALL BRANCHES 

10.  Crooked River, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The 19th book in the Agent Pendergast series. Human feet inside nondescript shoes wash ashore in Florida. ANDREWS, WACCAMAW and CARVERS BAY

11.  Dear Edward, by Ann Napolitano. A 12-year old boy tries to start over after becoming the sole survivor of a plane crash in which he lost his immediate family. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

12. One Minute Out, by Mark Greaney. The ninth book in the Gray Man series. Court Gentry tries to stop the head of a group trafficking women and children. GEORGETOWN, ANDREWS, WACCAMAW 

Non-Fiction 

1. The Mamba Mentality, by Kobe Bryant. Various skills and techniques used on the court by the Los Angeles Lakers player. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

2.   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 

3.   A Very Stable Genius, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of behavior within the Trump Administration. GEORGETOWN and ANDREWS

4. Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell. Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

5.  Becoming, by Michelle Obama. The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent. ALL BRANCHES

6. Until the End of Time, by Brian Greene. A physicist gives an overview of how we got here, where we are and directions we might go. WACCAMAW ONLY 

7. Profiles in Corruption, by Peter Schweizer. The author of "Clinton Cash" gives his evaluations of members of the Democratic Party. GEORGETOWN ONLY 

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

9. How to Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

10. Why We're Polarized, by Ezra Klein. The editor at large and co-founder of Box offers his take on what causes divisions in America. GEORGETOWN ONLY