New York Times Bestsellers

Fiction

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1         THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

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  ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II. 

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3         THE STRANGER, by Harlan Coben. Characters’ lives begin to fall apart as a mysterious stranger discloses secrets to them; a stand-alone thriller.

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4      HOT PURSUIT, by Stuart Woods. In the 33rd Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer pursues an attractive pilot and must deal with her stalker ex-boyfriend as well as intrigue in the Middle East.

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5      FALLING IN LOVE, by Donna Leon. Commissario Guido Brunetti becomes involved when an obsessive fan stalks a diva.

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6         THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah. Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

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7      AT THE WATER’S EDGE, by Sara Gruen. In the course of a search for the Loch Ness monster during World War II, a Philadelphia socialite uncovers secrets about her husband.

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8      THE PATRIOT THREAT, by Steve Berry. The former government operative Cotton Malone searches for a North Korean who may have acquired secret files.

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9        BLOOD ON SNOW, by Jo Nesbo. A job goes wrong for an Oslo contract killer.

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10   MIRACLE AT AUGUSTA, by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge. A troubled famous golfer finds redemption in mentoring a talented teenager.

NonFiction

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1      BILL O’REILLY’S LEGENDS AND LIES, by David Fisher. Stories of the American West; a companion volume to the Fox News series.

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2          DEAD WAKE, by Erik Larson. The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of "The Devil in the White City."

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3      THE RESIDENCE, by Kate Andersen Brower. Fifty years of White House lore, based on interviews with butlers, maids, chefs and other staff members.

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4    BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

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5      A FINE ROMANCE, by Candice Bergen. The actress’s memoir discusses her marriage to Louis Malle, her work on "Murphy Brown" and the birth of her daughter at 39.

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6      BETWEEN YOU & ME, by Mary Norris. A memoir of a career in the New Yorker’s storied copy department, along with grammar advice.

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7      A CURIOUS MIND, by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman. The Oscar-winning producer describes the importance of curiosity in his life, and how others can harness its power.

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8       H IS FOR HAWK, by Helen Macdonald. Overwhelmed by her father’s death, a British woman decides to raise a goshawk, a bird that is fierce and notoriously difficult to tame.

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     WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe. Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

1 10     YES PLEASE, by Amy Poehler. A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, an “S.N.L.” alumna and the star of “Parks and Recreation.”

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Last updated: April 20, 2015