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BEST-SELLERS: COMBINED PRINT AND E-BOOKS

Posted August 4, 2018 11:13 p.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, July 28, which were reported on a confidential basis by vendors offering a wide range of general interest titles. Every week, thousands of diverse selling locations report their actual sales on hundreds of thousands of individual titles. The panel of reporting retailers is comprehensive and reflects sales in stores of all sizes and demographics across the United States. E-book rankings reflect sales from leading online vendors of e-books in a variety of popular e-reader formats. Titles are included regardless of whether they are published in both print and electronic formats or just one format. Publisher credits for e-books are listed under the corporate publishing name instead of by the publisher’s division. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book’s sales were barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores reported receiving bulk orders. The New York Times Best Sellers are compiled and archived by The Best-Seller Lists Desk of The New York Times News Department and are separate from the Culture, Advertising and Business sides of The New York Times Company. More information on rankings and methodology:www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/methodology.

E and P COMBINED FICTION

1. ORIGIN, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday)

A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 22

2. THE OTHER WOMAN, by Daniel Silva. (HarperCollins)

Gabriel Allon, the art restorer and assassin, fights the Russians to decide the fate of postwar global order.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

3. CRAZY RICH ASIANS, by Kevin Kwan. (Anchor)

A New Yorker gets a surprise when she spends the summer with her boyfriend in Singapore.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

4. SHARP OBJECTS, by Gillian Flynn. (Broadway)

After a stay at a psychiatric hospital, a reporter reluctantly returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

5. THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. (Little, Brown and Knopf)

President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and widower, takes on adversaries at home and abroad.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

6. THRAWN: ALLIANCES, by Timothy Zahn. (Del Rey)

A Star Wars saga. Darth Vader and Grand Admiral Thrawn join forces to serve Emperor Palpatine.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

7. THE ROOSTER BAR, by John Grisham. (Bantam/Dell)

Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who runs it.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 20

8. THE NAKED TRUTH, by Vi Keeland. (Vi Keeland)

An employee on tenuous ground must make a pitch to a former lover.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

9. THE OUTSIDER, by Stephen King. (Scribner)

A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy’s body is found.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

10. COTTAGE BY THE SEA, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine)

Annie Marlow forms new relationships in the Pacific Northwest as she tries to recover from tragedy.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

11. THE PERFECT COUPLE, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown)

A body is found in Nantucket Harbor hours before a picture-perfect wedding.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

12. ALL WE EVER WANTED, by Emily Giffin. (Ballantine)

A scandal sends members of two Nashville families into chaos.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

13. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, by Gail Honeyman. (Penguin)

A young woman’s well-ordered life is disrupted by the IT guy from her office.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 15

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

14. LESS, by Andrew Sean Greer. (Back Bay)

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. To avoid an ex-boyfriend’s wedding, a failed novelist attends literary events around the world.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

15. GHOSTED, by Rosie Walsh. (Pamela Dorman/Viking)

When Eddie disappears, Sarah realizes they did not share the truth with each other.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

E and P COMBINED NONFICTION

1. THE RUSSIA HOAX, by Gregg Jarrett. (Broadside)

The Fox News analyst makes his case for why the FBI investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is without legal merit.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. LIARS, LEAKERS AND LIBERALS, by Jeanine Pirro. (Center Street)

The legal analyst and Fox News host argues in favor of President Donald Trump.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

3. EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. (Random House)

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 23

4. CALYPSO, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown)

A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

5. BAD BLOOD, by John Carreyrou. (Knopf)

The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

6. INDIANAPOLIS, by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic. (Simon & Schuster)

A newly researched look into the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, the story of the survivors and the fight to exonerate the court-martialed skipper.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

7. SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Harper)

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 32

8. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton)

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 57

9. KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, by Anthony Bourdain. (Ecco)

A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

10. THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum)

Three decades’ worth of essays from the recently deceased conservative columnist.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 25

11. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. (Doubleday)

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 58

12. THE SOUL OF AMERICA, by Jon Meacham. (Random House)

The present political climate is contextualized through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

13. HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, by Michael Pollan. (Penguin Press)

A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

14. HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. (HarperCollins)

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 15

WEEKS ON LIST: 85

15. FROM THE CORNER OF THE OVAL, by Beck Dorey-Stein. (Spiegel & Grau)

A memoir by a woman who went from working many part-time jobs to becoming one of President Barack Obama’s stenographers.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 3