Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction

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Defense attorney Mickey Haller investigates the murder of a prostitute he thought he'd rescued.
(Little, Brown: $28)
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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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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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Racial tensions arise once again in this return to the Mississippi setting of "A Time to Kill."
(Doubleday: $28.95)
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President Ryan takes on the Russians set on reestablishing dominance over former Soviet states.
(Putnam: $29.95)
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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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A naive young woman gives her life over to a cult-like Internet company.
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Resolved to a life as a botanist, the daughter of a wealthy 19th century Philadelphia family finds true love.
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A genetics professor designs a scientific survey to find the perfect wife.
(Simon & Schuster: $24)
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A dead body found on the MIT campus leads Scarpetta deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology and organized crime,
(Putnam: $28.95)
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The consequences of choices are explored when two Indian American brothers follow very different paths.
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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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The trials and triumphs of a 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity starting prep school for the first time.
(Knopf: $15.99)
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A cynical girl teams up with a squirrel with superpowers of flight and the ability to type poetry.
(Candlewick: $17.99)
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Two teenagers fighting cancer fall in love.
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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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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 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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A guide to finding emotional and spiritual meaning and peace after personal and public devastation.
(Riverhead: $17.95)
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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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The real man behind the desk of Will Ferrell's anchorman.
(Crown Archetype: $22)
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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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A tell-all from “The Tonight Show” host’s longtime lawyer.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $28)
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A memoir from the often misunderstood former lead singer of alt-rock band the Smiths.
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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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The vices, virtues and complications of the man in black.
(Little, Brown: $32)
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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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The tattooed bad boy pioneer of L.A.'s food-truck craze traces his life from childhood to the Kogi Korean taco truck.
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Poems and portraits fill this canine companion book to the feline version, "I Could Pee on This."
(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 religion scholar examines the life of Jesus during 1st century Palestine.
(Random House: $27)
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