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New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2017-08-27, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
  1. The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
    The author recalls a bizarre childhood. Originally published in 2005 and the basis of a forthcoming movie.
    First Chapter | Sunday Review
  2. Hillbilly elegy by JD Vance
    A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.
  3. Al franken, giant of the senate by Al Franken
    A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer.
    Book Review
  4. Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.
  5. Why buddhism is true by Robert Wright
    The latest neuroscience and psychology research is used to support the assertion that Buddhist meditation and practice can lead to a deeper understanding of the world.
  6. Killers of the flower moon by David Grann
    The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.
    Book Review
  7. The big lie by Dinesh D'Souza
    The conservative commentator argues that the American left is a fascist threat.
  8. Devil's bargain by Joshua Green
    A deeply reported account of the relationship between Donald Trump and his strategist, Steve Bannon.
  9. The book of joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
    A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.
  10. Option b by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
    Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.
  11. The radium girls by Kate Moore
    A group of female factory workers get a nickname from the effects of radium paint used at their jobs. Years later, their illnesses are the grounds for a fight for workers' rights.
  12. Diana by Andrew Morton
    A biography of the Princess of Wales, who died at the age of 36 in 1997. Originally published in 1992.
  13. Just mercy by Bryan Stevenson
    A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.
    Sunday Review
  14. Born a crime by Trevor Noah
    A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”
  15. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
    How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.