New York Times Bestsellers

Fiction

1   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.
1 2         THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.
1 3         SAINT ODD, by Dean Koontz. In the conclusion to the Odd Thomas series, Odd, who can communicate with the dead, returns home to small-town California to meet one last challenge.
1       GRAY MOUNTAIN, by John Grisham. A downsized Wall Street lawyer joins a legal clinic in a small Virginia town, and becomes involved both in real people’s lives and in litigation against the coal mining industry.
1 5          COLD COLD HEART, by Tami Hoag. Shaken by torture and rape at a serial killer’s hands, a TV reporter returns to her hometown, where she investigates the disappearance of a high school friend many years earlier.
1 6         THE FIRST BAD MAN, by Miranda July. A houseguest forces a passive woman into a bizarre but liberating sexual relationship.
1 7     THE ESCAPE, by David Baldacci. John Puller, a special agent with the Army, hunts for his brother, who was convicted of treason and has escaped from prison.
1 8     HOPE TO DIE, by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross’s family is kidnapped by a madman who wants to turn Cross into a perfect killer.
1 9         THE BOSTON GIRL, by Anita Diamant. The daughter of Jewish immigrants grows up in early-20th- century Boston; by the author of “The Red Tent.”
1 10         INSATIABLE APPETITES, by Stuart Woods. Distributing the estate of a friend, the New York lawyer Stone Barrington unearths disturbing secrets.

NonFiction

1 1    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.
1 2    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.”
1    KILLING PATTON, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.
1 4      AMERICA’S BITTER PILL, by Steven Brill. The issues in American health care and health care reform and recent developments including the drafting and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, by the journalist, editor and lawyer.
1 5     WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe. Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
1 6     NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, by Lena Dunham. Essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”
1 7     41, by George W. Bush. The former president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush.
1 8     UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II; the basis for the movie.
1      IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, by Andie Mitchell. A memoir about the author’s long struggle with, and eventual victory over, obesity.
10       DIGITAL DESTINY, by Shawn DuBravac. An economist argues that technology will transform our daily lives and solve many of mankind’s problems.

 

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Last updated: January 26, 2014