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New York Times Best Sellers: Fiction
THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and widower, takes on adversaries at home and abroad.
THE GOOD FIGHT, by Danielle Steel. Meredith McKenzie embraces and eschews the values of her family of lawyers during the tumultuous 1960s.
CLOCK DANCE, by Anne Tyler. A window into Willa Drake’s life over 50 years and how she adjusts to some of life’s surprises.
THE OUTSIDER, by Stephen King. A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy’s body is found in a town park.
ALL WE EVER WANTED, by Emily Giffin. A scandal sends members of two Nashville families into chaos.
THE PERFECT COUPLE, by Elin Hilderbrand. A body is found in Nantucket Harbor hours before a picture-perfect wedding.
THE SUMMER WIVES, by Beatriz Williams. In the 1950s, a high-society schoolgirl falls for the son of a lighthouse keeper and, years later, tries to help undo his wrongful imprisonment.
SPINNING SILVER, by Naomi Novik. Miryem goes to collect debts owed to her father and winds up on a dangerous quest.
SPY MASTER, by Brad Thor. The 18th book in the Scot Harvath series. As a war looms, a counterterrorism operative takes on a new role his own way.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LULULEMONS, by Lauren Weisberger. Emily Charlton plans a comeback from the suburbs. From the author of “The Devil Wears Prada.”
BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Wingate. A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.
THERE THERE, by Tommy Orange. A multi-generational story exploring the plight of the urban Native American.
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.
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng. An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION, by Otessa Moshfegh. A young woman living in New York City in 2000 contends with depression, bad relationships and an incompetent psychiatrist.
New York Times Best Sellers: Nonfiction
CALYPSO, by David Sedaris. A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.
EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS, by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic. A newly researched look into the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the story of the survivors and the fight to exonerate the court-martialed skipper.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
BAD BLOOD, by John Carreyrou. The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY, by Malcolm Nance. The former U.S. intelligence officer describes the tools and techniques used by Vladimir Putin to affect the 2016 election.
BARRACOON, 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. A search for the “Golden State Killer.”
FACTFULNESS, by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund. A look at our biases and how the world is in a better state than we might think.
TRUMP’S AMERICA, by Newt Gingrich. The former speaker of the House’s views on the achievements of and obstacles facing the current administration.
THE CASE AGAINST IMPEACHING TRUMP, by Alan Dershowitz. Arguments from the noted lawyer and political commentator. †
FASCISM: A WARNING, by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward. The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.
HOW NOT TO GET SHOT, by D.L. Hughley and Doug Moe. A satirical distillation of advice white people have given black people to survive everyday activities.