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November 17 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell remains number one on the Hardcover Nonfiction list for the fifth week in a row, while Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is atop the Hardcover Fiction list for the second straight week.  

The only new book on the Hardcover Fiction list is  S. by Doug Dorst and J. J. Abrams.  Conceived by movie director Abrams,  S. purports to be a novel called, Ship of Theseus, which contains margins notes detailing a conversation between two different readers of the novel: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student.  Included with the books are various documents; letters, postcards, a decoding wheel and "notes" from the readers.

New to the Hardcover Nonfiction list this week is Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott, her follow-up to her best-selling Help, Thanks, Wow. Also debuting are Pat Conroy's The Death of Santini, a memoir about his relationship with his father and Alan Dershowitz' memoir Taking the Stand.

Click on any title on the list to place a hold on an item free of charge.  You will need to know your library card number and the last four digits of the phone number associated with your card. After placing the hold select the library location to which you want the item sent and we will notify you when it is available for pick up.

Los Angeles Times Best Sellers

Hardcover Fiction

1.  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

2.  Sycamore Row by John Grisham

3.  The House of Hades by Rick Riordan 

4.  S. by Doug Dorst

5.  The Luminaries by Elanor Catton 

6.  Identical by Scott Turow

7.  The Circle by David Eggers 

8.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

9.  Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

10. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Hardcover Nonfiction

1.  David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

2.  Stitches by Anne Lamott

3.  Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

4.  I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

5.   The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida 

6.  Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin

7.  The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy 

8.  Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

9.  Taking the Stand by Alan Dershowitz

10. The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester

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