Bestsellers Collection

The bestsellers collection contains works of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and titles from bestselling authors. The collection is located on the first floor and is available to the whole Upstate community with a loan time of 3-weeks.


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#1 If Beale Street could talk : a novel / James Baldwin.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987, author.
Book. 197 p.
197 p. ; 21 cm.
This novel is a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love...thor has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

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#2 Eloquent rage : a black feminist discovers her superpower / Brittney Cooper.
Cooper, Brittney C., 1980- author.
Book. 279 p.
279 p. ; 22 cm.
"So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lor... feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right-side up again."--Jacket.

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#3 A simple favor : a novel / Darcey Bell.
Bell, Darcey, author.
Book. 298 p.
298 p. ; 24 cm.
"She's your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That's why she's so dangerous. A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes, in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train"--

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#4 Children of blood and bone / Tomi Adeyemi.
Adeyemi, Tomi, author.
Book. 531 p.
531 p. : color map ; 24 cm.
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a ...magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

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#5 Homegoing / Yaa Gyasi.
Gyasi, Yaa, author.
Book. 305 p.
305 p. ; 25 cm.
"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Eff...s through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"--

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#6 Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction / David Sheff.
Sheff, David, author.
Book. 340 p.
340 p. ; 21 cm.
"What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted Davi...urnalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic."--Back cover.

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#7 Becoming / Michelle Obama.
Obama, Michelle, 1964- author.
Book. xiii, 426 p., 16 unnumbered pages of plates
xiii, 426 p., 16 unnumbered pages of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), portraits ; 25 cm.
"An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. When she was a little girl, Michell... story with honesty and boldness, she issues a challenge to the rest of us: Who are we and who do we want to become?"--Jacket.

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#8 American gods : a novel / Neil Gaiman.
Gaiman, Neil.
Book. 465 p.
New York : W. Morrow, ©2001.
465 p. ; 25 cm.
A master of inventive fiction pens the story of an ex-con who is offered a job as a bodyguard for Mr. Wednesday, a trickster an...rogue. Shadow soon learns that his role in the man's schemes are far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined.

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#9 Sharp objects : a novel / Gillian Flynn.
Flynn, Gillian, 1971- author.
Book. 254 p.
254 p. ; 25 cm.
Returning to her hometown after an eight-year absence to investigate the murders of two girls, reporter Camille Preaker is reunited with her neurotic mother and enigmatic, thirteen-year-old half-sister as she works to uncover the truth about the killings.

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#10 Hurricane child / Kheryn Callender.
Callender, Kheryn, author.
Book. 214 p.
214 p. ; 22 cm.
Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.