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BEST-SELLERS: HARDCOVER BOOKS

Posted July 22, 2018 1:46 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, July 14, 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 takes on adversaries at home and abroad.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

2. THE GOOD FIGHT, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte)

Meredith McKenzie embraces and eschews the values of her family of lawyers during the tumultuous 1960s.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

3. CLOCK DANCE, by Anne Tyler. (Knopf)

A window into Willa Drake’s life over 50 years and how she adjusts to some of life’s surprises.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

4. 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: 4

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

5. ALL WE EVER WANTED, by Emily Giffin. (Ballantine)

A scandal sends members of two Nashville families into chaos.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

6. THE PERFECT COUPLE, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown)

A body is found in Nantucket Harbor hours before a picture-perfect wedding.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

7. THE SUMMER WIVES, by Beatriz Williams. (Morrow)

In the 1950s, a high-society schoolgirl falls for the son of a lighthouse keeper and, years later, tries to help undo his wrongful imprisonment.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

8. SPINNING SILVER, by Naomi Novik. (Del Rey)

Miryem goes to collect debts owed to her father and winds up on a dangerous quest.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

9. SPYMASTER, by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria)

The 18th book in the Scot Harvath series.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

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

Emily Charlton plans a comeback from the suburbs.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

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

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

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 43

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

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

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

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: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 24

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

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 13

WEEKS ON LIST: 42

15*. MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION, by Ottessa Moshfegh. (Penguin Press)

A young woman living in New York City in 2000 contends with depression, bad relationships and an incompetent psychiatrist.

THIS WEEK: 15*

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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: 7

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

The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 21

3. 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: 3

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

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: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

5*. INDIANAPOLIS, by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic. (Simon & Schuster)

A newly researched look into the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, the story of the survivors and the fight to exonerate the court-martialed skipper.

THIS WEEK: 5*

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 62

7*. BAD BLOOD, by John Carreyrou. (Knopf)

The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.

THIS WEEK: 7*

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

8. THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY, by Malcolm Nance. (Hachette)

The former U.S. intelligence officer describes the tools and techniques used by Vladimir Putin to affect the 2016 election.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

9. 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: 9

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

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

A search for “the Golden State Killer.”

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 18

11. 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: 11

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

12. 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: 12

LAST WEEK: 14

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

13. THE CASE AGAINST IMPEACHING TRUMP, by Alan Dershowitz. (Hot Books)

Arguments from the noted lawyer and political commentator. (b)

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

14. 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: 14

LAST WEEK: 15

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

15. HOW NOT TO GET SHOT, by D.L. Hughley and Doug Moe. (Morrow)

A satirical distillation of advice white people have given black people to survive everyday activities.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1