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BEST-SELLERS: HARDCOVER BOOKS

Posted June 17, 2018 12:02 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, June 9, 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 PRESIDENT IS MISSING, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. (Little, Brown and Knopf)

President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and widower, takes on adversaries at home and abroad.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. 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.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

3. SHELTER IN PLACE, by Nora Roberts. (St. Martin’s)

Survivors of a mass shooting outside a mall in Portland, Maine, develop different coping mechanisms and face a new menace.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

4. THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY, by Ruth Ware. (Gallery/Scout)

A tarot card reader mistakenly receives an inheritance letter and attends the funeral of the deceased.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

5. BRIEF CASES, by Jim Butcher. (Ace)

A dozen stories about Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

Amos Decker puts his talents toward solving a string of murders.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

7. THE GRAY GHOST, by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell. (Putnam)

Sam and Remi Fargo search for a Rolls-Royce prototype that has vanished for a second time.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

8. WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LULULEMONS, by Lauren Weisberger. (Simon & Schuster)

Emily Charlton plans a comeback from the suburbs. From the author of “The Devil Wears Prada.”

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

9. US AGAINST YOU, by Fredrik Backman. (Atria)

Beartown’s hockey team gets a new coach and their rivalry with a neighboring team escalates.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

10. TURBULENCE, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam)

The 46th book in the Stone Barrington series.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

11. SOMETHING IN THE WATER, by Catherine Steadman. (Ballantine)

A documentary filmmaker and an investment banker must decide whether they should protect a secret.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

12. THE 17TH SUSPECT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown)

The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

13. THERE THERE, by Tommy Orange. (Knopf)

A multigenerational story exploring the plight of the urban Native American.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

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

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 38

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

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 38

NONFICTION

1. CALYPSO, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown)

A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

2. TRUMP’S AMERICA, by Newt Gingrich. (Center Street)

The former speaker of the House’s views on the achievements of and obstacles facing the current administration. (b)

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

3. THE SUN DOES SHINE, by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin. (St. Martin’s)

A wrongfully imprisoned man on death row becomes a beacon to his fellow inmates.

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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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

The present political climate is contextualized through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

6. THE WORLD AS IT IS, by Ben Rhodes. (Random House)

A memoir by the former speechwriter and deputy national security advisor to President Barack Obama.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

A memoir by the Republican senator from Arizona.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

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

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

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 15

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

9. LINCOLN’S LAST TRIAL, by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square)

The 1859 courtroom battle in which Abraham Lincoln defended the murderer of his protégé.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

The former FBI director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

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

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

THIS WEEK: 11*

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

12. WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE, by Michael Eric Dyson. (St. Martin’s)

The outcomes from a meeting between James Baldwin and other prominent artists, and Robert F. Kennedy.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

13. EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. (Random House)

The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 16

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

A search for “the Golden State Killer.”

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

15. 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: 15

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 4