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New York Times Bestsellers for the week of April 21st

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COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

1   THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

 

2   THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.

 

3   HOT PURSUIT, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam.) In the 33rd Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer pursues an attractive pilot and must deal with her stalker ex-boyfriend as well as intrigue in the Middle East.

 

4   THE STRANGER, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) Characters’ lives begin to fall apart as a mysterious stranger discloses secrets to them; a stand-alone thriller.

 

5   ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE,by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.Continue reading

New York Times Bestsellers for the Week of 4/14

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COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

1   THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

 

2   THE SHADOWS, by J.R. Ward. (New American Library.) Book 13 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

 

3   THE STRANGER, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) Characters’ lives begin to fall apart as a mysterious stranger discloses secrets to them; a stand-alone thriller.

 

4   THE PATRIOT THREAT, by Steve Berry. (Minotaur.) The former government operative Cotton Malone searches for a North Korean who may have acquired Treasury files.

 

5   DEEP, by Kylie Scott. (St. Martin’s Griffin.) A night in Las Vegas leaves Lizzy pregnant and preoccupied with the bassist she spent it with.

 

6   THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.

 

7   ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE,by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

 

8   NYPD RED 3, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp. (Little, Brown.) Investigating the disappearance of a billionaire’s son, Detective Zach Jordan and his partner (and ex-girlfriend) find themselves in the midst of a conspiracy.

 

9   AT THE WATER’S EDGE, by Sara Gruen. (Spiegel & Grau.) A socialite travels to the Scottish Highlands with her husband and his friend, who are searching for the Loch Ness monster; there she uncovers secrets about her husband and family.

 

10   THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s.) Two sisters are separated in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

 

11   FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE, by Eloisa James. (Avon.) Vander withholds his affection from his wife until he realizes he wants it otherwise.

 

12   THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not yet meant to read.

 

13   THE SKULL THRONE, by Peter V. Brett. (Del Rey.) Book 4 of the Demon Cycle.

 

14   A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD, by Anne Tyler. (Knopf.) Four generations of a family are drawn to a house in the Baltimore suburbs.

 

15   OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) Claire Randall, an English nurse, is transported back to 1743 during a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands. There she begins an affair with James Fraser, a redheaded soldier. Originally published in 1991.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION

1   DEAD WAKE, by Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of “The Devil in the White City.”

 

2   AMERICAN SNIPER, by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A former member of the Navy SEALs discusses his battlefield experiences during the Iraq war. Kyle was shot to death in Texas in 2013.

 

3   THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, by Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

 

4   WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. (Knopf.) A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail during the summer of 1995; now a movie.

 

5   UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II; now a movie.

 

6   BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

 

7   BECOMING STEVE JOBS, by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. (Crown Business.) How Jobs, who started out as a brash young genius, developed a more mature management style.

 

8   GOING CLEAR, by Lawrence Wright. (Vintage.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the world of Scientology; the basis for the documentary film.

 

9   THINK LIKE A FREAK, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”

 

10   UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, by Frances Mayes. (Broadway.) A memoir of buying, renovating and settling into a villa near Cortona, Italy; first published in 1996.

 

11   KILLING PATTON, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the strange death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

 

12   SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED, by Jon Ronson. (Riverhead.) The Welsh journalist describes the phenomenon of social media denunciation.

 

13   H IS FOR HAWK, by Helen Macdonald. (Grove.) Overwhelmed by her father’s death, a British woman decides to raise a goshawk, a bird that is fierce and notoriously difficult to tame.

 

14   YES PLEASE, by Amy Poehler. (Dey Street/Morrow.) A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress.

 

15   THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES,by Siddhartha Mukherjee. (Simon & Schuster.) An oncologist’s history of cancer and its treatment covers both the eureka moments and the decades of despair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARDCOVER FICTION

1   THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London.

 

2   THE SHADOWS, by J.R. Ward. (New American Library.) Book 13 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

 

3   THE STRANGER, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) Characters’ lives begin to fall apart as a mysterious stranger discloses secrets to them; a stand-alone thriller.

 

4   ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE,by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

 

5   THE PATRIOT THREAT, by Steve Berry. (Minotaur.) The former government operative Cotton Malone searches for a North Korean who may have acquired Treasury Department files.

 

6   AT THE WATER’S EDGE, by Sara Gruen. (Spiegel & Grau.) A Philadelphia socialite travels to the Scottish Highlands with her husband and his friend, who are searching for the Loch Ness monster; she falls in love with the countryside and its people and uncovers secrets about her husband and family.

 

7   A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD, by Anne Tyler. (Knopf.) Four generations of a family are drawn to a house in the Baltimore suburbs.

 

8   THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s.) Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

 

9   THE BURIED GIANT, by Kazuo Ishiguro. (Knopf.) In a semi-historical ancient Britain, an elderly couple set out in search of their son.

 

10   NYPD RED 3, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp. (Little, Brown.) Investigating the disappearance of a billionaire’s son, Detective Zach Jordan and his partner (and ex-girlfriend) find themselves in the midst of a conspiracy.

 

11   CUBA STRAITS, by Randy Wayne White. (Putnam.) Danger abounds as Doc Ford investigates the disappearance of a cache of letters obtained by a friend who sells collectibles — letters written to a previously unknown girlfriend by Fidel Castro.

 

12   THE FIFTH GOSPEL, by Ian Caldwell. (Simon & Schuster.) A mystery set in the Vatican in 2004 focuses on a controversial museum exhibit about the Shroud of Turin.

 

13   THE HARDER THEY COME, by T. Coraghessan Boyle. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) Boyle’s 15th novel, set in Northern California, involves an aging Vietnam veteran, his mentally unstable son and the son’s older lover, a far-right anarchist.

 

14   THE SKULL THRONE, by Peter V. Brett. (Del Rey.) Book 4 of the Demon Cycle.

 

15   ENDANGERED, by C. J. Box. (Putnam.) When his 18-year-old ward is found beaten in a ditch, the Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett suspects her boyfriend, a rodeo star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1   DEAD WAKE, by Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of “The Devil in the White City.”

 

2   BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.

 

3   BECOMING STEVE JOBS, by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. (Crown Business.) Jobs, who started out as a brash young genius, developed a more mature management style.

 

4   H IS FOR HAWK, by Helen Macdonald. (Grove.) A grief-stricken British woman decides to raise a goshawk, a fierce bird that is notoriously difficult to tame.

 

5   KILLING PATTON, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

 

6   IN DEFENSE OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION, by Fareed Zakaria. (Norton.) A case for the centrality of the curriculum in the sciences and humanities.

 

7   YES PLEASE, by Amy Poehler. (Dey Street/Morrow.) A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress.

 

8   HERETIC, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. (Harper.) The author of “Infidel” and “Nomad” argues that fundamental doctrines of Islam must change for it to be compatible with democracy.

 

9   WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.) Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

 

10   PIONEER GIRL, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (South Dakota Historical Society.) The writer’s autobiography, the source of her Little House on the Prairie books, completed in 1930 and never published, is annotated by a biographer.

 

11   WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU’LL BE, by Frank Bruni. (Grand Central.) The New York Times columnist urges students and their parents to give up the high-stakes competition for Ivy League admission.

 

12   SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED, by Jon Ronson. (Riverhead.) The Welsh journalist describes the phenomenon of social media denunciation.

 

13   BETWEEN YOU AND ME, by Mary Norris. (Norton.) A memoir of a career in the New Yorker’s storied copy department, along with grammar advice.

 

14   UNFORGETTABLE, by Scott Simon. (Flatiron Books.) The NPR host recalls his mother’s glamorous life and describes her last days, expanded from his Twitter messages.

 

15   KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.

 

 

 

 

New York Times Bestsellers for the Week of 3/10

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

1   THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

 

2   ONE WISH, by Robyn Carr. (Mira.) Grace Dillon, a champion figure skater, moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. But her past has caught up with her.

 

3   FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets, Anastasia ends their relationship — but desire still dominates her every thought; the second book in a trilogy.

 

PRODIGAL SON, by Danielle Steel. (Random House.) Twins, one good and one bad, reunite after 20 years when one of them returns to their hometown. But it is no longer clear who the good and who the bad one is.

 

5   MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD, by Jeffrey Archer. (St. Martin’s Press.) Harry Clifton launches a campaign to release a fellow writer imprisoned in Siberia.Continue reading

New York Times Bestsellers for the Week of 3/4

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COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

1   THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

 

2   FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) An innocent college student falls in love with a tortured man with particular sexual tastes; the first of a trilogy.

 

3   FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets, Anastasia ends their relationship — but desire still dominates her every thought; the second book in a trilogy.

 

4   FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) Reunited, Anastasia and Christian face a world of possibilities, and unexpected challenges; the final volume in a trilogy.

 

5   ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE,by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.Continue reading