Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction

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A young man clings to a painting years after surviving an explosion at a museum that killed his mother.
(Little, Brown: $30)
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J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst
An experiment in storytelling with two students trying to decode an old novel.
(Mulholland Books: $35)
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After best friend Rowley ditches him, Greg turns his friend finding mission over to chance.
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The fate of a prostitute is interrupted when an Englishman arrives in Gold Rush-era New Zealand in 1886.
(Little, Brown: $27)
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The intertwined fate of two courtesans in early 20th century China.
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A naive young woman gives her life over to a cult-like Internet company.
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A collection of the author's new and favorite poems celebrating the dogs in her life.
(Penguin Press: $26.95)
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Racial tensions arise once again in this return to the Mississippi setting of "A Time to Kill."
(Doubleday: $28.95)
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Is it a miracle or massive hoax when residents of a small lake Michigan town receive phone calls from the afterlife?
(Harper: $24.99)
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The consequences of choices are explored when two Indian American brothers follow very different paths.
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The Tris and Tobias love story concludes in this final book of the Divergent trilogy.
(Katherine Tegen Books: $19.99)
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A genetics professor designs a scientific survey to find the perfect wife.
(Simon & Schuster: $24)
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Two teenagers fighting cancer fall in love.
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This sequel to "The Shining," follows Danny as an adult, a recovering alcoholic still haunted by his past.
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After receiving a coded message from his solider-father supposedly KIA, a boy hires former secret service agents to investigate.
(Grand Central: $28)
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The search for her family's past leads an Alabama mother to a Wisconsin gas station run by four sisters during World War II.
(Random House: $27)
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Hardcover Nonfiction

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Anecdotes illustrate how underdogs and misfits gained advantage through adversity.
(Little, Brown: $29)
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A collection of columns covering three decades of politics from the Financial Times writer.
(Crown: $28)
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The relationship among Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, William H. Taft. and the muckracking press during their terms.
(Simon & Schuster: $40)
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A guide to finding emotional and spiritual meaning and peace after personal and public devastation.
(Riverhead: $17.95)
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The story of the 15 year old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for standing up for her right to an education.
(Little, Brown: $26)
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The real man behind the desk of Will Ferrell's anchorman.
(Crown Archetype: $22)
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A look at the state of Israel through its defining conflicts and the author's personal history.
(Spiegel & Grau: $28)
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The vices, virtues and complications of the man in black.
(Little, Brown: $32)
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The actress recounts her formative years in Ireland and England and as a model in New York.
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A historical narrative of the year marked by the exploits of Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth and Al Capone.
(Doubleday: $28.95)
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The underdog story of a scrappy U.S. Crew team competing for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
(Viking: $28.95)
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Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
The background of the life of Christ and events leading to his death.
(Henry Holt: $28)
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The Culper Spy group, a top secret intelligence network that played a key role in winning the Revolutionary War.
(Sentinel: $27.95)
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An autistic 13-year-old boy shares insight into how his mind works.
(Random House: $22)
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A tell-all from “The Tonight Show” host’s longtime lawyer.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $28)
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A scrapbook filled with photos and quips of the cat with the perpetually frowny face.
(Chronicle: $12.95)
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A collection of photos, quotes and musings from an existential cat.
(Ten Speed Press: $12.99)
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The film producer dishes on the current state of the entertainment industry.
(Simon & Schuster: $26)
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An in-depth look at the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award winner’s professional life and close, conflicted personal relationships with the likes of Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange and Dustin Hoffman.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $32)
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