Picoult novel tops New York Public Library's 2015 check-outs

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jodi Picoult's "Leaving Time" was the New York Public Library's most frequently checked-out book this year, but patrons of one of the nation's biggest library systems also flocked to a mystery writer's debut and an unexpected follow-up to a classic.

The library released a top 10 list Monday. It covers 92 branches in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.

After Picoult's psychological thriller comes Paula Hawkins's first mystery novel, "The Girl on the Train." It's followed by Harper Lee's hotly anticipated "Go Set a Watchman," the companion to "To Kill A Mockingbird."

Rounding out the top 5: "NYPD Red 3," by Marshall Karp and James Patterson, and "Prodigal Son," by Danielle Steel.

The American Library Association says the New York Public Library system is the nation's biggest by some measures.

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