LIST OF BESTSELLERS NEW YORK TIMES
These are the hardcover bestsellers for the week ending April 24, as reported by The New York Times.
1. “A GAMBLING MAN” by David Baldacci (Grand Central).
World War II veteran Aloysius Archer seeks an apprenticeship with private investigator Willie Dash in a corrupt California town.
2. “THE HILL WE CLIMB” by Amanda Gorman (Viking).
This is the poem read on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. It is by the youngest poet to write and interpret an inaugural poem. Montecito resident Oprah Winfrey wrote the preface.
3. “OCEAN PREY” by John Sandford (Putnam).
The 31st book in the Prey series. When federal officers are killed, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers team up to investigate matters.
4. “THE FOUR WINDS” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s).
As dust storms roll in during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and the farm or heading west.
5. “THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY” by Matt Haig (Viking).
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the limits of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of lives that one could have lived.
6. “THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE” by VE Schwab (Tor / Forge).
Along with a Faustian market comes a curse that affects Addie LaRue’s adventures through the centuries.
7. “KLARA AND THE SUN” by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf).
An “artificial friend” named Klara is bought to serve as a companion for a sick 14-year-old girl.
8. “LOVE UNVEILED” by JR Ward (Gallery).
The 19th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Sahvage and Mae fight against what she has unleashed.
9. “THE RED BOOK” by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown).
The second book in the Black Book series of thrillers. Chicago Detective Billy Harney investigates his own past.
10. “HALF OF DISAPPEARANCE” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead).
The lives of twin sisters who flee a southern black community at the age of 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity. But their destinies are intertwined.
11. “THE GOOD SISTER” by Sally Hepworth (St. Martin’s).
Secrets from the past return when Fern decides to pay off his twin sister, Rose, by having a baby for her.
12. “THE MAN WHO LIVED UNDERGROUND” by Richard Wright (Library of America).
An unreleased novel by the author of “Native Son”, with an afterword by his grandson Malcolm Wright. A black man named Fred Daniels is tortured by the police until he confesses to a crime he did not commit.
13. “WIN” by Harlan Coben (Grand Central).
Windsor Horne Lockwood III could rectify cold cases related to his family that have eluded the FBI for decades.
14. “THE LOST APOTHECARY” by Sarah Penner (Park Row).
A budding historian in London finds a clue that could end the unsolved apothecary murders of 200 years ago.
15. “GOOD BUSINESS” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (Ecco).
The foundations of an actor marriage are shaken when they reunite with an old friend who has become a television star.
1. “OVER MANY, ONE” by George W. Bush (Crown).
The former president presents his 43 portraits of men and women who immigrated to the United States.
2. “CRYING IN H MART” by Michelle Zauner (Knopf).
The daughter of a Korean mother and American Jewish father, and leader of indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.
3. “GREENLIGHTS” by Matthew McConaughey (Crown).
The Oscar-winning actor shares excerpts from the diaries he has kept for the past 35 years.
4. “AT HOME” by John Boehner. (Saint-Martin)
The former Speaker of the House reflects on his time in Washington, on key political figures and on the current state of the Republican Party.
5. “CASTE” by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House).
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
6. “BROKEN HORSES” by Brandi Carlile (Couronne).
The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter recounts the struggles of her formative years and her hard-earned successes.
7. “THE CODE CIRCUIT BREAKER” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster).
How Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues invented CRISPR, a tool that can modify DNA.
8. “THINK AGAIN” by Adam Grant (Viking).
A review of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
9. “WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY” by Glennon Doyle (Dial).
The activist and speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
10. “BLOOD AND TREASURE” by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (St. Martin’s).
11. “F *** IT, I WILL START TOMORROW” by Action Bronson told to Rachel Wharton (Abrams Image).
The chef-turned-rapper shares his journey to better physical shape.
12. “GOODBYE, AGAIN” by Jonny Sun (Harper Perennial).
A collection of personal essays on anxiety, loneliness and productivity.
13. “MADAME SPEAKER” by Susan Page (twelve).
Based on numerous interviews, USA Today’s Washington bureau chief introduces House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
14. “BROKEN” by Jenny Lawson (Holt).
The comedian traces his journey of mental and physical health.
15. “EMPIRE OF PAIN” by Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday).
A portrait of the Sackler family, known for their philanthropy to institutions around the world and their involvement with Valium and OxyContin.
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