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Week of February 07, 2016
FICTION
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Nypd Red 4
Click to search this book in our catalog   James Patterson and Marshall Karp
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Blue
Click to search this book in our catalog   Danielle Steel
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My Name Is Lucy Barton
Click to search this book in our catalog   Elizabeth Strout
 
#4  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 91)  
All The Light We Cannot See
 Anthony Doerr
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The Girl On The Train
 Paula Hawkins
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The Bands Of Mourning
 Brandon Sanderson
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#7  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 48)  
The Nightingale
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kristin Hannah
#8  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 4)  
The Force Awakens
Click to search this book in our catalog   Alan Dean Foster
#9  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
The Swans Of Fifth Avenue
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#10  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 15)  
Rogue Lawyer
 John Grisham
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NONFICTION
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When Breath Becomes Air
 Paul Kalanithi
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Dark Money
 Jane Mayer
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#3  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 29)  
Between The World And Me
 Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#4  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 2)  
The Road To Little Dribbling
Click to search this book in our catalog   Bill Bryson
#5  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 3)  
The Name Of God Is Mercy
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#6  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 13)  
Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates
Click to search this book in our catalog   Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
 
#7  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 19)  
Killing Reagan
 Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
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#8  (Last Week: 8 Weeks on List: 59)  
Being Mortal
 Atul Gawande
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#9  (Last Week: 11 Weeks on List: 34)  
The Wright Brothers
 David McCullough

Library Journal McCullough (John Adams; 1776) effectively blends impeccable writing with historical rigor and strong character definition in his biography of Wright brothers Wilbur, the abstract thinker and introvert; and Orville, the extrovert and hands-on doer. They had limited formal education, with the author instead attributing his subjects' success to industry, imagination, and persistence, as seen in their early enterprises as newspaper publishers, printers, and bicycle salesmen in Dayton, OH. Credit is also accorded to their widowed father, Bishop Milton Wright, as well as their sister Katharine for their support of "Ullam" (Wilbur) and "Bubs" (Orville). Highlights of McCullough's narrative include his discussions of the Wrights' innovative conception of wing-warping as a means of flight control; the brothers' first controlled, powered, and sustained heavier-than-air human flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, on December 17, 1903; the issuance of the Wright flying machine patent #821,393 on May 22, 1906; the Ohioans' ongoing search for markets abroad; and the elder Wright's perfect flying demonstrations at Le Mans, France, even as Orville was nearly killed in a similar performance before army brass at Fort Myer, VA. The author closes with the incorporation of the Wright Company, patent infringement suits filed against competitor Glenn Curtiss, and the deaths of Wilbur (1912), Milton (1917), Katharine (1929), and Orville (1948). VERDICT A signal contribution to Wright historiography. Highly recommended for academicians interested in the history of flight, transportation, or turn-of-the-century America; general readers; and all libraries.-John Carver Edwards, formerly with Univ. of Georgia Libs. Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Cure
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