What were the hot novels five and ten summers ago? Did you miss any of these best sellers? They’re available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.
Ten years ago:
The Broker by John Grisham
Under pressure from the CIA, the outgoing president pardons a notorious Washington power broker who has spent six years in a federal prison and may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s satellite surveillance program.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
While in Paris, a Harvard symbologist is asked to solve a baffling cipher that leads to clues hidden in the paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Mary, Mary by James Patterson
An FBI agent is called to investigate the death of a well-known actress by a serial killer known as Mary Smith.
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
A man living with his wife in North Carolina and awaiting the birth of their daughter receives an unsettling message that brings trouble from the past.
Light from Heaven by Jan Karon
Father Tim and his wife are housesitting when he is asked to revive a remote, long-empty mountain church.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
In 1972, an American teen living in Amsterdam with her father discovers an ancient text and decides to discover the truth behind the myth of Dracula.
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
Returning to the tiny island where she grew up, a woman meets a monk who is about to take his final vows and encounters the legend of a mysterious chair dedicated to a saint who had originally been a mermaid.
S is for Silence by Sue Grafton
Kinsey Milhone investigates the disappearance of a woman thirty-four years earlier who went missing after the annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
Five years ago:
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
When their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, two civic-minded environmentalists question their beliefs.
Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
While examining a young man’s body, a coroner discovers indications he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked inside the cooler of the new forensic center.
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
A collection of novellas includes the story of a man who plunges into madness when his wife attempts to sell the family home.
Family Ties by Danielle Steel
Tragedy forces a young woman to put her life on hold as she becomes mother to her sister’s three small children.
The Lion by Nelson DeMille
A former NYPD homicide detective searches for a notorious Libyan terrorist known as “The Lion”.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a military experiment that only a six-year-old orphan can stop.
Whiplash by Catherine Coulter
When his father’s chemotherapy drug suddenly runs out, a Yale professor hires a private investigator to prove something sinister is happening at the manufacturing facility.
The Spy by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
In 1908, when a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in an apparent suicide his daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father’s name.
Broken by Karin Slaughter
Assigned to investigate unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death, a Special Agent finds the Georgia police department determined to protect their own.
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