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BEST-SELLERS: HARDCOVER BOOKS

Posted May 13, 2018 12:57 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, May 5, 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 17TH SUSPECT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown)

The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. THE FALLEN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central)

Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

3. TWISTED PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam)

The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

4. THE MARS ROOM, by Rachel Kushner. (Scribner)

A woman is separated from her son when she begins two consecutive life sentences in a California correctional facility.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

5. THE PERFECT MOTHER, by Aimee Molloy. (Harper)

A missing baby unnerves a group of new mothers who meet in Prospect Park twice a week.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

6. THE FORGOTTEN ROAD, by Richard Paul Evans. (Simon & Schuster)

The second book in the Broken Road series. After surviving a plane crash, a man decides to walk the length of Route 66.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

7. ADJUSTMENT DAY, by Chuck Palahniuk. (Norton)

Young men take on geriatric politicians who are pushing the country toward a third world war.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

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

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 33

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

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 33

10*. THE HELLFIRE CLUB, by Jake Tapper. (Little, Brown)

Charlie Marder, a World War II veteran and unlikely congressman, gets entangled in a dangerous series of events in 1950s D.C.

THIS WEEK: 10*

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

11. 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: 11

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 18

12*. THE GREAT ALONE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s)

A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.

THIS WEEK: 12 *

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

13. I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster)

A high school guidance counselor tries to uncover the identity of her sister’s murderer.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

14. CIRCE, by Madeline Miller. (Little, Brown)

Zeus banishes Helios’ daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

15. THE FEMALE PERSUASION, by Meg Wolitzer. (Riverhead)

The relationship between a college freshman and a famous feminist reveals the challenges of intergenerational feminism.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

NONFICTION

1. A HIGHER LOYALTY, by James Comey. (Flatiron)

The former FBI director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

2. I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, by Michelle McNamara. (Harper)

The late true-crime journalist’s search for the serial murderer and rapist known as “the Golden State Killer.”

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

3. WAR ON PEACE, by Ronan Farrow. (Norton)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of U.S. diplomacy.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

4. FASCISM: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward. (Harper)

The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

5. 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: 5

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

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

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

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 53

7. THE LIGHT WITHIN ME, by Ainsley Earhardt with Mark Tabb. (Harper)

A memoir by one of the hosts of “Fox & Friends." (b)

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

8. THE ASSAULT ON INTELLIGENCE, by Michael V. Hayden. (Penguin Press)

A former director of the NSA and the CIA identifies domestic and international threats to the U.S. intelligence community.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

9. 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: 9

LAST WEEK: 15

WEEKS ON LIST: 19

10. SUICIDE OF THE WEST, by Jonah Goldberg. (Crown Forum)

A senior editor at National Review assesses issues plaguing the left and the right.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

11. MEASURE WHAT MATTERS, by John Doerr. (Portfolio/Penguin)

How a goal-setting system helped large tech companies succeed. (b)

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

12. GOD SAVE TEXAS, by Lawrence Wright. (Knopf)

An exploration of the history, politics and economics of the Lone Star State.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

13. THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD, by Rick Bragg. (Knopf)

A tribute to the author’s mother and the recipes she used that were handed down over generations.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

14. FACTFULNESS, by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund. (Flatiron)

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

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

15. RUSSIAN ROULETTE, by Michael Isikoff and David Corn. (Twelve)

Details of the 2016 presidential election, with an emphasis on Russia’s possible involvement.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 14

WEEKS ON LIST: 8