Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction

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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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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 travel magazine journalist on a luxury cruise witnesses a passenger going overboard- or did she?
(Gallery Press: $26)
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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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Conspiracy theories arise when a private jet carrying several elite passengers crashes with only two survivors.
(Grand Central: $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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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 blind French girl and a German teen struggle in occupied France during World War II.
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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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While working at a famous New York restaurant, a young woman experiences a sensual awakening.
(Knopf: $25)
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The longtime marriage of a New York City couple is tested amid the looming subprime mortgage crisis.
(Knopf: $27.95)
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The trials and triumphs of a 10-year-old boy starting school for the first time.
(Knopf: $16.99)
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A young, black bounty hunter trails a runaway slave in present day America where the Civil War never happened.
(Mulholland Books: $26)
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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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The damaging effect of the slave trade on a family split between the U.S. and the Gold Coast of Ghana across 200 years.
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A brutal hit-and-run death rocks a community and family of a teenage gymnastics prodigy.
(Little, Brown: $26)
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A former dentist goes on the lam with her children in the Alaskan wilderness.
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Told from five alternating view points, a family struggles with their father's depression.
(Little, Brown: $26)
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Hardcover Nonfiction

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Funny, candid essays from the Emmy Award-winning comedian and writer.
(Gallery Press: $28)
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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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An inside look at CAA and how the Hollywood agency transformed the entertainment industry.
(Custom House: $32.50)
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The former Marine and Yale Law School graduate's account of growing up poor in a white working class neighborhood.
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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 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 former tomboy and comic eschews modern femininity.
(Grand Central: $26)
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An account of the famed 1969 Northern California concert that ended in tragedy.
(Dey Street: $27.99)
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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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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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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Behind-the-scenes of the Grammy winning musical.
(Grand Central: $40)
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What tribal societies can teach us about loyalty, belonging, and why humans are stronger when we come together.
(Twelve: $22)
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Daily devotionals written from Jesus' point of view.
(Integrity: $15.99)
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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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An oral history of five Los Angeles families who built the city through film, art, oil, fame, fortune -- and misfortune.
(Random House: $30)
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