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BEST-SELLERS: HARDCOVER BOOKS

Posted June 3, 2018 12:07 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, May 26, 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 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 in a town park.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. THE CAST, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte)

A magazine columnist meets an array of Hollywood professionals when a producer turns a story about her grandmother into a TV series.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

3. 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: 3

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

4. 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: 4

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

5. BY INVITATION ONLY, by Dorothea Benton Frank. (Morrow)

Two families are brought together when the daughter of a Chicago power broker and the son of a Southern peach farmer decide to wed.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

6. BEACH HOUSE REUNION, by Mary Alice Monroe. (Gallery)

Three generations of a family gather one summer in South Carolina.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

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

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 36

8. WARLIGHT, by Michael Ondaatje. (Knopf)

In Britain after World War II, two teenage siblings are taken under the tutelage of a mysterious man and his cronies who served during the war.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

9. THE HIGH TIDE CLUB, by Mary Kay Andrews. (St. Martin’s)

An eccentric millionaire enlists attorney Brooke Trappnell to fix old wrongs, which sets up a potential scandal and murder.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

10. 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: 10

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

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

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 36

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: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 16

13*. 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: 13*

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 21

14. THE CROOKED STAIRCASE, by Dean Koontz. (Bantam)

Rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk is on the lam from the government and a secret group causing a rash of murder-suicides.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

15. THE FAVORITE SISTER, by Jessica Knoll. (Simon & Schuster)

The more popular of a pair of sisters cast on a reality show turns up dead.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

NONFICTION

1. THE RESTLESS WAVE, by John McCain and Mark Salter. (Simon & Schuster)

A memoir by the Republican senator from Arizona.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

3. FACTS AND FEARS, by James R. Clapper with Trey Brown. (Viking)

The former director of national intelligence describes events that challenged the intelligence community and considers some ethical questions around its efforts.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

4. 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: 4

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

5*. BARRACOON, by Zora Neale Hurston. (Amistad)

A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

THIS WEEK: 5*

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

6. 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: 6

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

7. THREE DAYS IN MOSCOW, by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney. (Morrow)

The Fox News anchor describes Ronald Reagan’s 1988 visit to the Soviet capital.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

8. 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: 8

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

9. 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: 9

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

10. 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: 10

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

11. 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: 11

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

12. ROBIN, by Dave Itzkoff. (Holt)

A New York Times journalist details the career and struggles of actor and comedian Robin Williams.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

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

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

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

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

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

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 56

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

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

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 5