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BEST-SELLERS: HARDCOVER BOOKS

Posted February 4, 2018 12:07 a.m. EST

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Jan. 27, 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. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, by A.J. Finn. (Morrow)

A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem town house.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

2. FALL FROM GRACE, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte)

A widow left out of her husband’s will tries to make a new life as a fashion designer.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

3. ORIGIN, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday)

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

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 17

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

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 19

5. 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: 5

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

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

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

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 19

7. THE IMMORTALISTS, by Chloe Benjamin. (Putnam)

Four adolescents learn the dates of their deaths from a psychic and their lives go on different courses.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

8. THE WIFE BETWEEN US, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. (St. Martin’s)

The connections linking a hedge fund manager, his ex-wife and his fiancée are explored from several points of view.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

9. CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central)

A New York City detective and an FBI special agent track down a killer who decapitates numerous victims.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

10. NEED TO KNOW, by Karen Cleveland. (Ballantine)

A CIA analyst’s job and family are threatened when she discovers Russian agents in the United States.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

11. 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: 11

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

12. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. (Viking)

A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 49

13. 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: 13

LAST WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

14. MUNICH, by Robert Harris. (Knopf)

Two former friends who attended Oxford accompany Hitler and Neville Chamberlain to a meeting in 1938 and are forced to make a consequential decision.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

15. 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: 15

LAST WEEK: 14

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

NONFICTION

1. FIRE AND FURY, by Michael Wolff. (Holt)

A journalist offers an inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

2. ALL-AMERICAN MURDER, by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich with Mike Harvkey. (Little, Brown)

The story of Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end convicted of first-degree murder.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 39

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

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

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

5. IT’S EVEN WORSE THAN YOU THINK, by David Cay Johnston. (Simon & Schuster)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes how he believes the scope of the Trump presidency differs from all the others.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

6. 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: 6

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

7. 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: 7

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 16

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

A Yale Law School graduate examines white working class struggles.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 13

WEEKS ON LIST: 74

9. HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. (Crown)

The decline of democracies in Europe and Latin America and ways to avoid authoritarianism.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

10. WHEN, by Daniel H. Pink. (Riverhead)

Research from several fields reveals the ideal time to make small decisions and big life changes.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

11*. HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE, by John Leland. (Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Wisdom and stories from six New Yorkers age 85 and older that challenge notions of aging.

THIS WEEK: 11*

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

12. TRUMPOCRACY, by David Frum. (Harper)

A former speechwriter for George W. Bush argues how the current president might push America to become an illiberal democracy.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

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

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

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 14

WEEKS ON LIST: 32

14. 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: 14

LAST WEEK: 15

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

15. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST, by Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and asha bandele. (St. Martin’s)

Reflections on love, justice and humanity from a founder of Black Lives Matter.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 2