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New York Times Best Sellers: Fiction
THE 17TH SUSPECT, by James Patterson.The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.
THE FALLEN, by David Baldacci. Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.
THE HIGH TIDE CLUB, by Mary Kay Andrews. An eccentric millionaire enlists the attorney Brooke Trappnell to fix old wrongs, which sets up a potential scandal and murder.
TWISTED PREY, by John Sandford. The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
THE CROOKED STAIRCASE, by Dean Koontz. The rogue F.B.I. agent Jane Hawk is on the lam from the government and a secret group causing a rash of murder-suicides.
WARLIGHT, by Michael Ondaatje. In Britain after World War II, a pair of teenage siblings are taken under the tutelage of a mysterious man and his cronies who served during the war.
BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Wingate. A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng. An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
THE HELLFIRE CLUB, by Jake Tapper. Charlie Marder, a World War II veteran and unlikely congressman, gets entangled in a dangerous series of events in 1950s D.C.
THE GREAT ALONE, by Kristin Hannah. A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, by A.J. Finn. A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.
THE MARS ROOM, by Rachel Kushner. A woman is separated from her son when she begins two consecutive life sentences in a California correctional facility.
THE CAST, by Danielle Steel. A magazine columnist meets an array of Hollywood professionals when a producer turns a story about her grandmother into a TV series.
BY INVITATION ONLY, by Dorothea Benton Frank. Two families are brought together when the daughter of a Chicago power broker and the son of a Southern peach farmer decide to wed.
HOW TO WALK AWAY, by Katherine Center. Maggie Jacobsen’s life is turned upside down when she is paralyzed and winds up in a hospital.
New York Times Best Sellers: Nonfiction
THE SOUL OF AMERICA, by Jon Meacham. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.
BARACOON, by Zora Neale Hurston. A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.
I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, by Michelle McNamara. The late true-crime journalist’s search for the serial murderer and rapist known as “the Golden State Killer.”
A HIGHER LOYALTY, by James Comey. The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.
EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
WAR ON PEACE, by Ronan Farrow. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of American diplomacy.
MEASURE WHAT MATTERS, by John Doerr. How a goal-setting system helped large tech companies succeed.
FASCISM: A WARNING, by Madeline Albright. The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, by Michael Pollan. A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.
THREE DAYS IN MOSCOW, by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney. The Fox News anchor describes Ronald Reagan’s 1988 visit to the Soviet capital.
ROBIN, by Dave Itzkoff. A New York Times journalist details the career and struggles of the actor and comedian Robin Williams.
I LOVE CAPITALISM! by Ken Langone. A memoir by a co-founder of Home Depot and a former director of the New York Stock Exchange.
LETTERS TO MY PALESTINIAN NEIGHBOR, by Yossi Klein Halevi. The Israeli commentator addresses some ideological and emotional components of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
I’M KEITH HERNANDEZ, by Keith Hernandez. A memoir by the former first baseman who played with the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets.