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BEST-SELLERS: HARDCOVER BOOKS

Posted September 2, 2018 1:09 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Aug. 25, which are 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 are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores report 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 Company. More information on rankings and methodology: www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/methodology.

FICTION

1. TEXAS RANGER, by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle. (Little, Brown)

Rory Yates’ job and reputation are at risk when he is accused of killing his ex-wife.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

2. 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: 2

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

3. PIECES OF HER, by Karin Slaughter. (Morrow)

When a violent incident reveals her mother’s secret past, Andrea Oliver searches for clues to save her.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

4. TAILSPIN, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central)

A pilot navigates treacherous situations when he attempts to deliver a mysterious black box to a doctor in Georgia.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

5. 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: 5

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

6. DESOLATION MOUNTAIN, by William Kent Krueger. (Atria)

An independent investigation into a deadly plane crash in a remote part of a Native American reservation faces a menace.

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: 49

8. THE OTHER WOMAN, by Daniel Silva. (Harper)

Gabriel Allon, the art restorer and assassin, fights the Russians to decide the fate of postwar global order.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

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

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 46

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

A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 59

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 townhouse.

THIS WEEK: 11*

LAST WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 29

12. FEARED, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin’s)

Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato must solve a murder and handle a reverse sex discrimination suit against their firm.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

13. COTTAGE BY THE SEA, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine)

Annie Marlow forms new relationships in the Pacific Northwest as she tries to recover from tragedy.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

14. PARADOX, by Catherine Coulter. (Gallery)

In the 22nd book in the FBI Thriller series, agents Sherlock and Savich look for an escaped psychopath.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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

A former prisoner of war moves his family to Alaska.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 20

NON-FICTION

1. UNHINGED, by Omarosa Manigault Newman. (Gallery)

The reality TV star and former White House staffer describes her time and relationship with Donald Trump.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

2. THE RUSSIA HOAX, by Gregg Jarrett. (Broadside)

The Fox News analyst makes his case against the FBI investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

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

The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 27

4. HOUSE OF TRUMP, HOUSE OF PUTIN, by Craig Unger. (Dutton)

An investigation into the relationship between the current heads of Russia and the United States, and their potential ties to the Russian Mafia.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

5. LIARS, LEAKERS AND LIBERALS, by Jeanine Pirro. (Center Street)

The legal analyst and Fox News host argues in favor of President Donald Trump. (b)

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

6. THE CHAPO GUIDE TO REVOLUTION, by Chapo Trap House. (Touchstone)

The podcasters present a satirical guide to American politics and culture.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

7. 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: 7

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

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

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

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 68

9. DOPESICK, by Beth Macy. (Little, Brown)

An in-depth look at how opioid addiction affects Americans across geographic and class lines.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

10. 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: 10

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 16

11. EVERYTHING TRUMP TOUCHES DIES, by Rick Wilson. (Free Press)

The Republican political campaign strategist gives his take on the current president and offers a way forward for conservatives.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

12. 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: 12

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

13. BAD BLOOD, by John Carreyrou. (Knopf)

The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

14. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE! by Ann Coulter. (Sentinel)

The conservative commentator defines what she sees as liberal overreaction to President Donald Trump and his policies.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

15. DEATH OF A NATION, by Dinesh D’Souza. (All Points)

A companion text to the conservative author and filmmaker’s documentary, which offers an alternative history of the Democratic Party. (b)

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 4