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BEST-SELLERS: HARDCOVER BOOKS

Posted January 7, 2018 1:28 a.m. EST

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Dec. 30, 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. 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 Co. More information on rankings and methodology: www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/methodology.

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: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

2. THE ROOSTER BAR, by John Grisham. (Doubleday)

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

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

3. THE PEOPLE VS. ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown)

Detective Alex Cross takes on a case even though he has been suspended from the department and taken to federal court to stand trial on murder charges.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

4. THE MIDNIGHT LINE, by Lee Child. (Delacorte)

Jack Reacher tracks down the owner of a pawned West Point class ring and stumbles upon a large criminal enterprise.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

5. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng. (Penguin Press)

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

6. ARTEMIS, by Andy Weir. (Crown)

A small-time smuggler living in a lunar colony schemes to pay off an old debt by pulling off a challenging heist.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

7. YEAR ONE, by Nora Roberts. (St. Martin’s)

When a pandemic strikes and the world spins into chaos, several travelers head west to find a new life.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

8. END GAME, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central)

Jessica Reel and Will Robie fight a dangerous adversary in Colorado.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

9. THE WANTED, by Robert Crais. (Putnam)

A single mother hires Elvis Cole to investigate her teenage son who is on the run after a deadly crime spree.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

10. TOM CLANCY POWER AND EMPIRE, by Marc Cameron. (Putnam)

President Jack Ryan seeks to identify the hidden forces escalating the tensions between China and the United States.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

11. TWO KINDS OF TRUTH, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown)

While he investigates the murder of two pharmacists, an old case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 14

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

12. SLEEPING BEAUTIES, by Stephen King and Owen King. (Scribner)

Women who fall asleep become shrouded in mysterious cocoons while the men battle one another.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

13. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Wingate. (Ballantine)

A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

14. MANHATTAN BEACH, by Jennifer Egan. (Scribner)

The first female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II tries to understand why her father disappeared.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 15

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

15. SING, UNBURIED, SING, by Jesmyn Ward. (Scribner)

A 13-year-old boy comes of age in Mississippi while his black mother takes him and his toddler sister to pick up their white father, who is getting released from the state penitentiary.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

NONFICTION

1. LEONARDO DA VINCI, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster)

A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath that connects his work in various disciplines.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

2. GRANT, by Ron Chernow. (Penguin Press)

A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

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

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 35

4. ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. (Sentinel)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

5. OBAMA, by Pete Souza. (Little, Brown)

More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

6. KILLING ENGLAND, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt)

Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from several perspectives.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

7. PROMISE ME, DAD, by Joe Biden. (Flatiron Books)

The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

8. LET TRUMP BE TRUMP, by Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie. (Center Street)

Insider accounts of the Republican presidential campaign and its outcome. (b)

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

9. BOBBY KENNEDY, by Chris Matthews. (Simon & Schuster)

The New York senator’s journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

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

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 28

11. THE LAST BLACK UNICORN, by Tiffany Haddish. (Gallery)

The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles, exacting revenge on an ex-boyfriend and finding success after a period of homelessness.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

12. WHAT HAPPENED, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Simon & Schuster)

An inside look at her campaign and how she recovered in its aftermath.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 16

13. WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (One World)

A series of essays that cover each year of the Obama administration and the writer’s own journey.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 14

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

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

A Yale Law School graduate examines white working class struggles.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 70

15. WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE, by Gabrielle Union. (Dey St.)

Essays by the actress and activist on love, stepparenting and living beyond personal tragedy.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 4