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Book Bin's Bestsellers

Our bestsellers are updated monthly (or close to it) here on the Book Bin's website: updated July 1, 2018.

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812988703
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - April 3rd, 2018

What a fantastic read!  We do have a special affinity for Mr. Kurson's books because, after all, he lives in Northbrook, our hometown. The success of his book Shadow Drivers spurred a television program on the History Channel;Crashing Through, his biography of Mike May was a store favorite. Now with Rocket Men available in a few short days, he delves into the NASA Apollo 8 mission in a feat of narrative nonfiction. Even reluctant readers of the genre will be swept up into the true tales of the courage, heroism, and incredible knowledge and brilliance it took to take three men to the moon in a pivotal time in our country's history.


Us Against You Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781501160790
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Published: Atria Books - June 5th, 2018

Mr. Backman continues where Beartown left off.  The new hockey season is approaching and the town has been divided by the recent tragic events.  You'll say hello to favorite old characters and meet some new ones too as the sad little town in Sweden pushes on through another hockey season.  Your heart will break for those on both sides of the great divide that has developed.  Can this town survive or will it just be Us Against You?   The answer might surprise you.


The Great Alone Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9780312577230
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 6th, 2018

 Kristin Hannah has a vast following of readers, and we are among them.  We were not disappointed in the new novel coming from her this month.  The Allbright family, Ernt, Cora, and Leni, has been touched by war, and Leni, a thirteen year old girl, is growing up in a violent home.  Ernt has come back from Vietnam and has a temper that can bubble up at any moment.  When an army buddy dies and leaves Ernt his land and home in the Alaskan frontier, it is just the new start that they need.  But like in most situations, their problems follow them, and Cora and Leni are still fearful for their lives, now with civilization cut off from them.  With her characteristic flair, Ms. Hannah weaves a heart-wrenching story you won't soon forget and won't want to end.

 


The Word Is Murder: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062676788
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Published: Harper - June 5th, 2018

This book is causing quite a stir at the Book Bin.  Many among our staff have lent the "advanced reader copy" to their significant others, and both men and women are raving about it.  In writing a very inventive mystery, Mr. Horowitz has put himself into the book as he helps solve the murder of a woman.  Coincidentally, the murdered woman ordered and paid for her own funeral the day before she died.  This is a great procedural crime story peppered with deduction and wit.


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

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Calypso Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018


Waking Lions Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316395410
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 27th, 2018

Eitan Green, a neurosurgeon living in a small city in Israel, is out driving his SUV in the desert late at night when he accidentally hits and kills an illegal Eritrean immigrant.  He leaves the scene, returns to his home where his wife, a police detective,  and his two sons are sound asleep, and unknowingly sets off a series of unexpected, sometimes dangerous, events.  From that night on, Eitan's life is one lie after another.  And each new happening means he has to cover his tracks more scrupulously.

Waking Lions has it all-great writing, suspense, fleshed-out characters and moral dilemmas.  Furthermore, it brings up themes of guilt, the Mideast conflict, illegal immigrants and how well do we truly know ourselves or others.  I eagerly await Gundar-Goshen's second novel.


Sometimes I Lie Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250144843
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 13th, 2018

The title gives you a hint of what's to come in Ms. Feeney's debut novel.  Amber wakes in the hospital, body unresponsive but mind alert and tries to figure out what happened to her and if it has anything to do with her husband or her sister Claire.  This is a must read for fans of the unreliable narrator- and that's not a spoiler; just read the title!


The President Is Missing Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780316412698
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Published: Little, Brown and Company and Knopf - June 4th, 2018

The Outsider Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781501180989
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 22nd, 2018

When a child is brutally murdered, Detective Ralph Anderson quickly arrests a popular Little League Coach.  The evidence is rock solid, as are the eye-witness accounts.  How then can the coach have such an unbreakable alibi with his own solid witnesses?  Leave it to Mr. King to give you a really creepy but fascinating answer.


Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018


Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062820150
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Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - April 24th, 2018

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The Woman in the Window: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062678416
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Published: William Morrow - January 2nd, 2018

If you've read other reviews of this first novel by Mr. Finn and wondered if it lives up to the hype- it does.  This is a complex thriller reminiscent of Hitchcock's "Rear Window".  Anna Fox is an agoraphobic who lives her life looking out her window.  One day she sees a murder- or does she?  There are plenty of twists in this compelling mystery.


Gateway to the Moon Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385542906
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Published: Nan A. Talese - April 10th, 2018

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735220690
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

The Death of Mrs. Westaway Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781501156212
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 29th, 2018

Ruth Ware is back in another very atsmopheric mystery.  You don't have to believe in tarot card readers to enjoy this good summer read.


The Lost Family: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062742162
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Published: Harper - June 5th, 2018

Tom Clancy Line of Sight (Jack Ryan Jr. Novel #4) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780735215924
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 12th, 2018

Beartown Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501160776
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 6th, 2018


The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492650959
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018