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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 October 20, 2019, and are listed in order of popularity.
FICTION

1. The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved. GEORGETOWN, ANDREWS and WACCAMAW  

2. The Institute, by Stephen King. Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods. GEORGETOWN, WACCAMAW and ANDREWS

3. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. 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. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

5. Bloody Genius, by John Sandford. The 12th book in the Virgil Flowers series. A fight between university departments turns deadly. WACCAMAW only 

6. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood. In a sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead's theocratic regime shows signs of decay. GEORGETOWN, WACCAMAW and ANDREWS  

7. Cilka's Journey, by Heather Morris. A 16-year old, who sleeps with a concentration camp commandant in order to survive, is sentenced to a Siberian prison camp where she cares for the ill. WACCAMAW ONLY 

8. Full Throttle, by Joe Hill. A collection of short stories including two written with Stephen King: "Throttle" and "In the Tall Grass." WACCAMAW ONLY 

9. A Mrs. MIracle Christmas, by Debbie Macomber. A visitor helps the McCullough family beyond expectation during the holiday season. CARVERS BAY ONLY 

10. The Girl Who Lived Twice, by David Lagercrantz. Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

11. Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson. The long-lasting decisions young people make are explored through the history of a Brooklyn teenager's family. GEORGETOWN, ANDREWS, WACCAMAW 

12. The Secrets We Kept, by Lara Prescott. During the Cold War, members of the C.I.A.'s typing pool aid its mission to smuggle the banned book "Doctor Zhivago" behind the Iron Curtain. GEORGETOWN, ANDREWS, WACCAMAW 

NONFICTION

1. Blowout, by Rachel Maddow. The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians. WACCAMAW ONLY 

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

3. The United States of Trump, by Bill O'Reilly. The conservative commentator weaves interviews and personal history to portray the power and influence of the 45th president. GEORGETOWN ONLY 

4. Inside Out, by Demi Moore. The Hollywood star chronicles the rocky relationships, body image issues and public perceptions that affected her attempts to balance family and fame. WACCAMAW ONLY 

5. 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

6. Permanent Record, by Edward Snowden. A memoir by the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the government's mass surveillance program. GEORGETOWN ONLY 

7. Call Sign Chaos, by Jim Mattis and Bing West. The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy. GEORGETOWN ONLY 

8. Know My Name, by Chanel MIller. A sexual assault victim reclaims her identity and challenges our culture and criminal justice system as they relate to this issue. GEORGETOWN and WACCAMAW 

9. Face It, by Debbie Harry. A memoir by the lead singer of Blondie and downtown New York City icon. WACCAMAW ONLY 

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

11. The Education of an Idealist, by Samantha Power. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's journey from being an immigrant to being an activist outsider to serving in President Obama's cabinet. GEORGETOWN, WACCAMAW