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New York Times Best Sellers: Fiction
NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman. A retelling of Norse folklore.
LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, by George Saunders. Visiting the grave of his recently deceased son in 1862, Lincoln encounters a cemetery full of ghosts.
BANANA CREAM PIE MURDER, by Joanne Fluke. Hannah Swensen, the bakery owner and amateur sleuth of Lake Eden, Minn., returns from her honeymoon to confront an actress’s mysterious death.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, by Colson Whitehead. A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
ECHOES IN DEATH, by J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas of the N.Y.P.D. investigates a fatal home invasion. By Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
HEARTBREAK HOTEL, by Jonathan Kellerman. The psychologist Alex Delaware and the L.A.P.D. Lt. Milo Sturgis investigate a mysterious death.
HUMANS, BOW DOWN, by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. After the Great War, a woman is determined to save humanity before the victorious robots wipe it out.
A PIECE OF THE WORLD, by Christina Baker Kline. Imagining the life of the central figure of Andrew Wyeth’s iconic painting “Christina’s World.”
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest in the Metropol Hotel, across from the Kremlin.
THE WHISTLER, by John Grisham. A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.
AFTERMATH: EMPIRE’S END, by Chuck Wendig. The conclusion to the Star Wars trilogy set in the years between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.”
BONE BOX, by Faye Kellerman. Rina Lazarus and Pete Decker discover evidence of a decades-old crime.
SMALL GREAT THINGS, by Jodi Picoult. A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.
NEVER NEVER, by James Patterson. Harriet Blue, a Sydney sex crimes detective, is sent to the outback (the never never) to investigate the disappearance of a mine worker. The first in a new series.
THE GIRL BEFORE, by J P Delaney. A sadistic architect builds a modern house that controls its (young, female) inhabitants in this psychological thriller, soon to be a major motion picture.
New York Times Best Sellers: Nonfiction
PORTRAITS OF COURAGE, by George W. Bush. Sixty-six color paintings and a four-panel mural, accompanied by brief biographies, show members of the military who have served since 9/11. By the former president.
HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
KILLING THE RISING SUN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.
THE BOOK OF JOY, by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.
HOMO DEUS, by Yuval Noah Harari. A provocative look into the future by the author of “Sapiens.”
BIG AGENDA, by David Horowitz. A battle plan for the Trump White House.
THE MAGNOLIA STORY, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”
THIS LIFE I LIVE, by Rory Feek. The songwriter describes his difficult childhood, love for his wife, and her death from cancer in 2016.
SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari. How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR, by Paul Kalanithi. A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.
THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE, by Thomas L. Friedman. How the accelerating pace of technology, globalization, and climate change are reshaping the world, and what we can do about it.
BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah. A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”
DODGE CITY, by Tom Clavin. This history of the “wickedest town in the West,” full of colorful characters, focuses on Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A meditation on race in America.
HIDDEN FIGURES, by Margot Lee Shetterly. The black women mathematicians who worked at then-segregated NASA. The basis of the movie.