New York Times Bestsellers

Week of November 1, 2020

Fiction
1 A Time For Mercy
by John Grisham
The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
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2 The Return
by Nicholas Sparks
A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
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3 The Searcher
by Tana French
After a divorce, a former Chicago police officer resettles in an Irish village where a boy goes missing.
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4 The Evening And The Morning
by Ken Follett
In a prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth,” a boatbuilder, a Norman noblewoman and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.
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5 Troubles In Paradise
by Elin Hilderbrand
The final installment of the trilogy that includes “Winter in Paradise” and “What Happens in Paradise.”
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6 The Book Of Two Ways
by Jodi Picoult
After surviving a plane crash, a death doula travels to Egypt to reconnect with an old flame who is an archaeologist.
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7 The Invisible Life Of Addie Larue
by V.E. Schwab
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
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8 Return To Virgin River
by Robyn Carr
The 21st book in the Virgin River series. Strangers help an author during the holidays.
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9 Jingle All The Way
by Debbie Macomber
A December cruise in the Amazon fosters a potential change in priorities for a career-focused real-estate executive.
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10 Invisible Girl
by Lisa Jewell
An ex-schoolteacher accused of sexual misconduct lives near a family led by a child psychologist whose former patient goes missing.
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11 Leave The World Behind
by Rumaan Alam
A family vacation in an isolated part of Long Island is thrown into confusion when the home’s owners return claiming New York City is having a blackout.
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12 The Vanishing Half
by Brit Bennett
The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.
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13 Anxious People
by Fredrik Backman
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
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14 The Coast-To-Coast Murders
by James Patterson and J.D. Barker
A detective and an F.B.I. agent are baffled by a cross-country killing spree.
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15 Where The Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
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Non-Fiction
1 Caste
by Isabel Wilkerson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
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2 Is This Anything?
by Jerry Seinfeld
The comedian shares material he collected in an accordion folder over the last 45 years.
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3 Untamed
by Glennon Doyle
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
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4 Killing Crazy Horse
by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
The ninth book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series focuses on conflicts with Native Americans.
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5 Blackout
by Candace Owens
The conservative commentator makes her case that Black Americans should part ways with the Democratic Party.
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6 Rage
by Bob Woodward
Based on 17 on-the-record interviews with President Trump and other reporting, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist details the president’s perspective on multiple crises.
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7 American Crisis
by Andrew Cuomo
The New York State governor gives his perspective on the Covid-19 crisis and prescribes ways to deal with future disasters.
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8 Ten Lessons For A Post-Pandemic World
by Fareed Zakaria
The CNN host posits what might happen on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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9 Humans
by Brandon Stanton
Photos and stories of people from over 40 countries collected by the creator of “Humans of New York.”
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10 White Fragility
by Robin DiAngelo
Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.
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11 One Vote Away
by Ted Cruz
The Republican senator from Texas gives his views on what might happen if liberals gain a simple majority on the Supreme Court.
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12 How To Be An Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
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13 The Meaning Of Mariah Carey
by Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis
The career highlights, public life and private struggles of the singer and songwriter.
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14 Disloyal
by Michael Cohen
An account of President Trump’s business empire, political campaign and presidential administration by his former personal attorney.
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15 Trumpty Dumpty Wanted A Crown
by John Lithgow
A second illustrated collection of poems chronicling and satirizing current events.
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