Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction

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J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany
This script from the West End play finds adult Harry Potter working at the Ministry of Magic.
(Pottermore: $29.99)
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A slave escapes via the Underground Railroad, imagined as a train running under America.
(Doubleday: $26.95)
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A teenager is drawn into a Manson-like cult during the late 60's.
(Random House: $27)
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After a bomb attack in Paris, art restorer/spy Gabriel Allon must eliminate an ISIS operative before he strikes again.
(Harper: $27.99)
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A travel magazine journalist on a luxury cruise witnesses a passenger going overboard- or did she?
(Gallery Press: $26)
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Three couples deal with the lingering aftermath of a backyard barbecue gone awry.
(Flatiron: $26.99)
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A former dentist goes on the lam with her children in the Alaskan wilderness.
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Conspiracy theories arise when a private jet carrying several elite passengers crashes with only two survivors.
(Grand Central: $26)
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While working at a famous New York restaurant, a young woman experiences a sensual awakening.
(Knopf: $25)
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A blind French girl and a German teen struggle in occupied France during World War II.
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A French resistance leader and his motley team of fighters aid the French in Nazi-occupied Paris.
(Random House: $27)
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A content physicist awakens in an alternate universe where he’s a genius but his family never happened.
(Crown: $26.99)
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Banished to New York City, a powerless Apollo must learn to survive in the modern world as a teenage boy.
(Hyperion: $19.99)
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James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Detective Michael Bennett must save the President from a team of lethal assassins.
(Little, Brown: $28)
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Four dysfunctional siblings squabble over their father's estate.
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A serialized novel of two disparate families set in 1840s Victorian London.
(Grand Central: $27)
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A satiric California Dream viewed through the perspective of a riches to rags screenwriter.
(Rare Bird Books: $20)
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Two sisters embark on dangerous paths in German-occupied France during WWII.
(St. Martin's: $27.99)
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A criminal prodigy enlists a team of six outcasts to pull off a dangerous heist.
(Holt: $18.99)
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Two middle-age couples' marriages are strained by a joint Italy vacation.
(Blue Rider Press: $26)
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Hardcover Nonfiction

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The New Yorker Staff writer and CNN analyst tells the story of the kidnapping, radicalization and public trial of Patty Hearst in the 1970's.
(Doubleday: $28.95)
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A former Secret Service officer reveals his observations inside the Clinton White House.
(Center Street: $27)
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The hazards and hopes of black male life.
(Spiegel & Grau: $24)
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A posthumously published memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer.
(Random House: $25)
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The cleaning guru's method to decluttering your home and simplifying your life.
(Ten Speed Press: $16.99)
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A former tomboy and comic eschews modern femininity.
(Grand Central: $26)
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A bio of the Founding Father and first U.S. Treasury Secretary.
(Penguin: $20)
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The history of white poor in America.
(Viking: $28)
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Essays on coming to terms with his own death by the noted physician who died in 2015.
(Knopf: $17)
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An examination of humanity’s creation and evolution.
(Harper: $35)
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Imagining how the contemporary world will be perceived as the distant past.
(Blue Rider Press: $26)
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Angela Duckworth
A belief that passion, tenacity and long-term perseverance are the keys to success.
(Scribner: $28)
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An introduction to modern physics.
(Riverhead: $18)
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RFK's complex political journey from counsel to Sen. Joe McCarthy to ardent liberal and antiwar presidential candidate.
(Random House: $32)
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The companion to the Fox docudrama about the American Revolution.
(Henry Holt: $35)
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An unlikely couple's determination to transform an untamed ranch in the middle of nowhere to a paradise packed with movie stars.
(Norton: $26.95)
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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Behind-the-scenes of the Grammy winning musical.
(Grand Central: $40)
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Hilarious and scientific answers to absurd random questions from the creator of the xkcd webcomic.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $24)
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The surgeon addresses modern medicine's role in enhancing quality of life and comfort at the end.
(Metropolitan: $26)
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