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New York Times Fiction

 

This week's New York Times Bestsellers: Fiction

 

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Into the Water

Into the Water
Hawkins, Paula

"A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from--a place to which she vowed she'd never return."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 195 copies
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16th Seduction

16th Seduction
Patterson, James, 1947-

Still reeling from her husband's betrayal, Lindsay Boxer investigates a wave of possibly unnatural heart attacks claiming the lives of seemingly unrelated victims while assisting the prosecution of a bomber with a hostile defense team.


Format: Book
Holds: 129 on 31 copies
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Against All Odds: A Novel

Against All Odds: A Novel
Steel, Danielle

Kate Madison's stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband's untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother's dismay. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her Wall Street firm when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him, but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true and falls under his spell. She marries him quickly, gives up her job, and moves to Los Angeles to be at his side, but is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes for children with his partner before they're financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, the youngest, a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, with a woman twelve years older. Kate--loving, supportive, and outspoken--can't keep her children from playing against the odds. Can the odds be beaten? Not often, as her children have to learn for themselves. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can't protect the children she loves from the choices they make, but can only love them as they make them.


Format: Book
Holds: 35 on 14 copies
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The Fix

The Fix
Baldacci, David

Amos Decker investigates a murder-suicide that occured outside FBI headquarters and cannot connect the shooter and his victim, but he is ordered off the case, and it becomes clear that finding the link is a matter of national security.


Format: Book
Holds: 256 on 43 copies
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Golden Prey

Golden Prey
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-

"Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him. And where they've led him this time is into real trouble."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 119 on 31 copies
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The Thirst

The Thirst
Nesbø, Jo, 1960-

"Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 178 on 37 copies
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Since We Fell

Since We Fell
Lehane, Dennis

After Rachel Childs, a former journalist, suffers an on-air mental breakdown, she lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.


Format: Book
Holds: 246 on 31 copies
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Men Without Women: Stories

Men Without Women: Stories
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-

"Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 178 on 31 copies
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The Black Book

The Black Book
Patterson, James, 1947-

Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father's footsteps, there's nothing Billy won't give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who's anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free ... or confirm his worst fears.


Format: Book
Holds: 140 on 31 copies
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A Dog's Way Home

A Dog's Way Home
Cameron, W. Bruce

Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesn't allow dogs, Lucas can't resist taking Bella home. Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she doesn't understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas begins to sneak Bella into the VA where he works. There, Bella brings joy and comfort where it is needed most. After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella, distraught at the separation, doesn't plan to wait. With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home.


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Holds: 0 on 12 copies
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