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New York Times Best Sellers: Fiction
HOUSE OF SPIES, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, now the head of Israel’s secret intelligence service, pursues an ISIS mastermind.
CAMINO ISLAND, by John Grisham. A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.
MURDER GAMES, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. An expert on serial murder becomes involved in the hunt for a New York City killer.
INTO THE WATER, by Paula Hawkins. In this psychological thriller by the author of “The Girl on the Train,” women are found drowned in a river in an English town.
USE OF FORCE, by Brad Thor. The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is called in when a missing terrorism suspect drowns off the Italian coast.
THE IDENTICALS, by Elin Hilderbrand. Complications in the lives of identical twins who were raised by their divorced parents, one on Nantucket, one on Martha’s Vineyard.
THE DUCHESS, by Danielle Steele.A 19th-century British duke’s daughter, disinherited by her half brothers, flees to Paris to make a new life.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL, by Diana Gabaldon. A collection of Outlander short fiction.
TWO NIGHTS, by Kathy Reichs. Sunday Night, the heroine of a new series from the creator of Temperance Brennan, searches for a girl who may have been kidnapped by a cult.
THE SILENT CORNER, by Dean Koontz. An F.B.I. agent investigates an alarming surge in suicides, including her husband’s. The first in a new series.
SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS, by Susan Mallery. Sisters reconnect when one returns to their tulip-centered hometown.
TOM CLANCY: POINT OF CONTACT, by Mike Maden. Jack Ryan Jr. helps thwart a global financial crisis. (Tom Clancy died in 2013.)
DOWN A DARK ROAD, by Linda Castillo. Kate Burkholder, an Amish-born (but excommunicated) chief of police, believes that an old friend accused of his wife’s murder may be innocent.
KISS CARLO, by Adriana Trigiani. Extended Italian-American families work, feud and fall in love in the Philadelphia area in 1949.
New York Times Best Sellers: Nonfiction
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.
REDISCOVERING AMERICANISM, by Mark R. Levin. The radio host argues that the founding fathers would be shocked by the expansion of modern government.
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.
AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE, by Al Franken. A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.
DANGEROUS, by Milo Yiannopolous. The alt-right provocateur criticizes political correctness.
THE SWAMP, by Eric Bolling. The Fox News host suggests how Donald Trump can fight corruption and cronyism in Washington.
UNDERSTANDING TRUMP, by Newt Gingrich. The former House speaker explains the president’s philosophy and political agenda.
OPTION B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, by Lin Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. The libretto of the award-winning musical, with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.
I CAN’T MAKE THIS UP, by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss. The comedian’s personal and professional life.
HUNGER, by Roxane Gay. The fiction writer and essayist’s memoir about life as a “woman of size.”
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.
HUE 1968, by Mark Bowden. An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.
THEFT BY FINDING, by David Sedaris. Excerpts from the writer’s diaries, 1977-2002.