Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WHO'S ON TOP: FICTION

Top 5 Fiction:
Hardcover:
1. DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King
2. JUST ONE EVIL ACT, by Elizabeth George
3. THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks
4. IDENTICAL, Scott Turow
5. STORM FRONT, John Sandford
Spotlight:
JUST ONE EVIL ACT
by Elizabeth George

When Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girl's father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her mother, nothing can be done. Five months later, Hadiyyah is kidnapped from an open air market in Lucca, Italy, and this triggers an investigation in the full glare of the media spotlight. Barbara's clever manipulation of the worst of London's tabloids forces New Scotland Yard to become involved. But rather than Barbara herself, her superior officer DI Thomas Lynley is assigned to handle a situation made delicate by racial issues, language difficulties, and the determination of an Italian magistrate to arrest and convict someone - anyone - for the crime.

Paperback Trade:
1. DEAR LIFE, by Alice Munro
2. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James
3. THE HIT, by David Baldacci
4. FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James
5. WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE , by Maria Semple
Spotlight:
THE TIME KEEPER
by Mitch Albom

In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. The inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.
Paperback Mass-Market:
1. ENDER’S GAME, by Orson Scott Card
2. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham
3. MAD RIVER, John Sandford
4. THE FORGOTTEN, by David Baldacci
5. THE BLACK BOX, by Michael Connelly
Spotlight:
THE BLACK BOX
by Michael Connelly

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.

Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

Riveting and relentlessly paced, THE BLACK BOX leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

E-Book:
1. BETWEEN SISTERS, by Kristin Hannah
2. THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Mortiarty
3. JUST ONE EVIL ACT, by Elizabeth George
4. IDENTICAL, Scott Turow
5. TREASURE YOUR LOVE, by J. C. Reed
Spotlight:
BETWEEN SISTERS
by Kristin Hannah

Meghann Dontess is a woman haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-five years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn’t believe in intimacy–-until she meets the one man who can change her mind.

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister and their self-absorbed mother. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these three women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

Tender, funny, bittersweet, and wonderfully moving, Between Sisterscelebrates the joys and heartaches that can only be shared by sisters, the mistakes made in the name of love and the healing power of new beginnings–-all beautifully told by acclaimed author Kristin Hannah.

Disclaimer: All blurbs come from Goodreads.com, all list come from NYTimes.com.

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