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Week of May 17, 2015
FICTION
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14th Deadly Sin
Click to search this book in our catalog   James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
#2  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 17)  
The Girl On The Train
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#3  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 53)  
All The Light We Cannot See
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Memory Man
 David Baldacci
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Gathering Prey
 John Sandford
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A God In Ruins
 Kate Atkinson
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#7  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 3)  
The Bone Tree
Click to search this book in our catalog   Greg Iles
#8  (Last Week: 9 Weeks on List: 14)  
The Nightingale
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#9  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 3)  
God Help The Child
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#10  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 4)  
The Liar
 Nora Roberts
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NONFICTION
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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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Clinton Cash
 Peter Schweizer
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The Road To Character
 David Brooks
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And The Good News Is . . .
Click to search this book in our catalog   Dana Perino
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It's A Long Story
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The Book Of Joan
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American Wife
 Taya Kyle with Jim DeFelice
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Hope
 Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan
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Dead Wake
 Erik Larson
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Deal
Click to search this book in our catalog   Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen

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