New York Times Bestsellers

Fiction

1 1     LEAVING TIME, by Jodi Picoult. After searching for her mother, who has disappeared, for more than 10 years, a woman employs a psychic and a detective.
1     DEADLINE, by John Sandford. Dognappers and a murdered reporter draw the attention of the Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers.
1 3     EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett. Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.
1 4     BURN, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem.
1 5     SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD, by Jan Karon. The Mitford character Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his native town to find friends and family wrestling with difficulties.
1 6     LILA, by Marilynne Robinson. The difficult early life of the woman who becomes the wife of the widower and minister John Ames; a back story to “Gilead.”
1 7   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 8     PERSONAL, by Lee Child. Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.
1     SOME LUCK, by Jane Smiley. The lives of an Iowa farm family between 1920 and 1953; the first volume of a trilogy.
1 10   THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH, by Richard Flanagan. The hero of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel about love, good and evil is a P.O.W. working on the Thai-Burma Death Railway during World War II.

NonFiction

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 2     NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, by Lena Dunham. A collection of revealing and often humorous personal essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”
1 3     AS YOU WISH, by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden. The making of the movie “The Princess Bride,” 25 years ago.
1 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.
1 5     THE INNOVATORS, by Walter Isaacson. Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.
1     NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, by Neil Patrick Harris with David Javerbaum. The actor’s life story is structured as a Choose Your Own Adventure book.
1     WORTHY FIGHTS, by Leon Panetta. The writer’s experience in the Obama administration as director of the C.I.A. and secretary of defense.
1 8     WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe. Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
1 9     STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR, by Michael Savage. The radio host urges true patriots to save the country from the machinations of the left.
1 10     ROCKS, by Joe Perry with David Ritz. A memoir by the Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter.

 

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Last updated: October 27, 2014