The New York Times Best Sellers: Fiction – May 17, 2020

The New York Times Best Sellers

The New York Times Best Sellers: Fiction – May 17, 2020
English | 2020 | Nyt > Fiction | 15 Books | ePUB | 34.1 MB

The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States. It is published weekly in The New York Times Book Review magazine, which is published in the Sunday edition of The New York Times and as a stand-alone publication. The best-seller list has been ongoing since April 9, 1942.

01 CAMINO WINDS by John Grisham
02 IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King
03 LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
04 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
05 WALK THE WIRE by David Baldacci
06 THE WEDDING DRESS by Danielle Steel
07 NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney
08 AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins
09 THE BOOK OF LONGINGS by Sue Monk Kidd
10 MASKED PREY by John Sandford
11 THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn
12 THE END OF OCTOBER by Lawrence Wright
13 THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
14 BLUE MOON by Lee Child
15 THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes

(Leo spun to life in late July in the restless waters of the far eastern Atlantic, about two hundred miles west of Cape Verde. He was soon spotted from space, properly named, and classified as a mere tropical depression. Within hours he had been upgraded to a tropical storm.

For a month, strong dry winds had swept across the Sahara and collided with the moist fronts along the equator, creating swirling masses that moved westward as if searching for land. When Leo began his journey, there were three named storms ahead of him, all in a menacing row that threatened the Caribbean. All three would eventually follow their expected routes and bring heavy rains to the islands but nothing more.

From the beginning, though, it was apparent that Leo would go where no one predicted. He was far more erratic, and deadly. When he finally petered out from exhaustion over the Midwest, he was blamed for five billion in property damages and thirty-five deaths.

But before that he wasted no time with his classifications, advancing swiftly from tropical depression to tropical storm to a full-blown hurricane. At Category 3, with winds of 120 miles per hour, he hit the Turks and Caicos head-on and blew away several hundred homes, killing ten. He skirted low beneath Crooked Island, took a slight left, and aimed for Cuba before stalling south of Andros. His eye weakened as he lost steam and limped across Cuba, once again as a lowly depression with plenty of rain but unimpressive winds. He turned south in time to flood Jamaica and the Caymans, then, in a startling twelve-hour period, he reorganized with a perfect eye and turned north toward the warm and inviting waters of the Gulf of Mexico. His trackers drew a line straight at Biloxi, the usual target, but by then they knew better than to make predictions. Leo seemed to have a mind of his own and no use for their models.

Once again he rapidly grew in size and speed, and in less than two days had his own news special on cable, and Vegas was posting odds on the landing site. Dozens of giddy camera crews raced into harm’s way. Warnings were posted from Galveston to Pensacola. Oil companies scurried to extract ten thousand rig workers from the Gulf, and, as always, jacked up their prices just for the hell of it. Evacuation plans in five states were activated. Governors held press conferences. Fleets of boats and airplanes scrambled to reposition inland. As a Category 4, and veering east and west along a steady northbound trek, Leo seemed destined for a historic and ugly landfall.)

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