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BEST-SELLERS: COMBINED PRINT AND E-BOOKS

Posted December 2, 2018 1:26 a.m. EST

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Nov. 24, which are 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 publisher’s division. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores report 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. FIRE AND BLOOD, by George R.R. Martin. (Bantam)

Set 300 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. TARGET: ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown)

Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

3. THE RECKONING, by John Grisham. (Doubleday)

A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

4. DARK SACRED NIGHT, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown)

Detective Renée Ballard teams up with retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

5. LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE, by Janet Evanovich. (Putnam)

The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfriend look for clues.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

6. PAST TENSE, by Lee Child. (Delacorte)

Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

7. EVERY BREATH, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central)

Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

8. LONG ROAD TO MERCY, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central Publishing)

Atlee Pine, an FBI agent who is haunted by the childhood kidnapping of her twin sister, must choose between protecting her career or U.S. democracy.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

9. BEAUCHAMP HALL, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte)

Winona Farmington leaves behind the disappointments in her Michigan hometown to visit the English town where her favorite television show is filmed.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

10. NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, by Liane Moriarty. (Flatiron)

A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

11. THE OTHER MISS BRIDGERTON, by Julia Quinn. (Avon)

Can Capt. Andrew James Rokesby win the kidnapped Poppy Bridgerton’s heart during a voyage to Portugal?

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

12. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. (Putnam)

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

13. ELEVATION, by Stephen King. (Scribner)

A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

14. THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom. (Harper)

The sequel to “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” follows Annie on her heavenly journey.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

15. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, by Heather Morris. (Harper)

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

E and P COMBINED NONFICTION

1. BECOMING, by Michelle Obama. (Crown)

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

2. KILLING THE SS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt)

A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

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: 40

4. SHIP OF FOOLS, by Tucker Carlson. (Free Press)

The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

5. FACTFULNESS, by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund. (Flatiron)

A look at our biases and the argument for why the world is in a better state than we might think.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

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

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 48

7. FEAR, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster)

Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

8. CHURCHILL: WALKING WITH DESTINY, by Andrew Roberts. (Viking)

A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

9. LEADERSHIP, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster)

The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

10. IN PIECES, by Sally Field. (Grand Central)

A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

11. SHADE, by Pete Souza. (Little, Brown)

The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Barack Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

12. THE FIFTH RISK, by Michael Lewis. (Norton)

The author of “The Big Short” examines how the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

13. THE LIBRARY BOOK, by Susan Orlean. (Simon & Schuster)

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 13

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

14. BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, by Stephen Hawking. (Bantam)

A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

15. BEASTIE BOYS BOOK, by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz. (Spiegel & Grau)

The story of the New York band who went from performing hard-core punk music to hip-hop stardom.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 4