New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
May 15, 2022
1. Dream Town
The third book in the Archer series. Archer, Dash and Callahan search for a missing screenwriter who had a dead body turn up in her home.
2. Run, Rose, Run
Dolly Parton and James Patterson
A singer-songwriter goes to Nashville seeking stardom but is followed by her dark past.
3. City on Fire
Two rival crime families that control all of New England start a war against each other.
4. The Good Left Undone
The matriarch of the Cabrelli family, who is near the end of her life, shares her mother's love story with her family.
5. Sea of Tranquility
Emily St. John Mandel
A detective investigating in the wilderness discovers that his actions might affect the timeline of the universe.
6. The Investigator
Letty Davenport, the adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, looks into oil thefts in Texas.
7. The Paris Apartment
Jess has suspicions about her half-brother's neighbors when he goes missing.
8. The Midnight Library
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
9. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
10. What Happened to the Bennetts
A brush with members of a drug-trafficking organization ushers a suburban family to go into the witness protection program.
A supermodel deals with the effects of a terror attack at an airport in Brussels on her life and appearance.
12. The Baxters: A Prequel
A prequel to the Baxter Family series. A storm approaches as Kari is about to marry Tim.
13. One Italian Summer
During a summer trip in Italy, Katy's late mother reappears as a 30-year-old woman.
A reimagining of the life of the queen from the Indian epic the Ramayana.
15. The Lincoln Highway
Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.
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A version of this list appears in the May 15, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending April 30, 2022.
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