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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 September 1, 2018.

The Other Woman: A Novel (Gabriel Allon #18) Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9780062834829
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Published: Harper - July 17th, 2018

 In a small village in the mountains of Andalusia, a French woman begins to write a memoir of the man she once knew and loved in Beirut. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most well kept secret: the identity of a highly placed mole. When an important asset to Israel, a high ranking Russian officer, wants to defect, things go horribly wrong.  Israel's team has been vetted, but the operation was jointly run with London's MI6.  Somewhere, there is a leak. Only one man can unravel the mystery: the head of Israel's secret intelligence service and art restorer Gabriel Allon.


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
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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.


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.


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


Clock Dance: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521228
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Published: Knopf - July 10th, 2018

In 1967 Willa Drake is eleven years old and living with a younger sister, a kind-hearted, gentle father and a bipolar mother.  In 1977 she comes home with her soon to be husband, Derek.  In 1997 Willa becomes a young widow with two teenage sons.  And in 2017 she has remarried and moved to Tucson when a phone call from a stranger sends her to Baltimore.  Like many of Tyler's characters, Willa wants to please everyone, which is impossible. Like most of Anne Tyler's novels, Clock Dance is filled with quirky, heart-warming characters.  The neighborhood Willa visits in Baltimore has its share of endearing, well-meaning sorts.  Although I don't think this is one of Tyler's best, it is worth a read.  It's engaging and fun with a likeable main character.


Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345803788
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Published: Anchor - May 20th, 2014

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501135941
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 10th, 2018

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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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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.


Everybody's Son: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062442260
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 5th, 2018


Three Things About Elsie: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501187384
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Published: Scribner - August 7th, 2018

The latest book from Ms. Cannon, author of The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, is the story of 84 year-old Florence and her friend Elsie.   Florence has fallen in her assisted living home and spends the time as she waits for someone to find her thinking about her life and friendship with Elsie.  This is a beautifully written tale, full of humor and poignancy that shouldn't be missed.


Bloody Sunday: A Thriller (A Dewey Andreas Novel #8) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250140760
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 31st, 2018


Us Against You: A Novel 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 Believers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223523
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Published: Viking - June 19th, 2018

The Great Believers is a two part story that alternates between Chicago in the late 1980's and early 1990's and Paris in 2015.  The Chicago part focuses on Yale Tishman, a gay young man-his job, his friends and how he and his community were affected by the AIDS epidemic.  The main character in the Paris sections is Fiona Marcus.  Her brother was one of the first of Yale's friends to die from AIDS, and because of this, she becomes a champion for gay equality.  She is in Paris searching for her daughter and granddaughter. It took me about fifty pages to get into The Great Believers.  There are a lot of male characters, and, in the beginning, I kept mixing them up.  However, once I was clear about who was who, I couldn't stop reading.  Stay with it; it's well worth it.  The Great Believers artistically depicts important issues and memorable characters.


A Double Life Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735224964
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Published: Viking - July 31st, 2018

Ms. Berry, winner of the "Edgar Award for Best First Novel" for store favorite Under the Harrow, is back with a new gripping mystery.  It is the story of Claire, a London doctor.  Nearly 30 years ago, her father became the first English lord accused of murder in over a decade.  When he disappears, things remain unfinished.  Her journey to find out what really happened the night of the murder will keep you on the edge of your seat. 


The Great Alone: A Novel 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.

 


Dear Mrs. Bird: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501170065
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Published: Scribner - July 3rd, 2018


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

When Life Gives You Lululemons Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781476778440
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 5th, 2018