New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
October 20, 2019
1.The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi CoatesA young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved.
2. The Institute by Stephen KingChildren with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.
4.The Dutch House by Ann PatchettA sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.
5. Bloody Genius by John SandfordThe 12th book in the Virgil Flowers series. A fight between university departments turns deadly.
6. The Testaments by Margaret AtwoodIn a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead's theocratic regime shows signs of decay.
7. Lethal Agent by Kyle MillsMexican cartels, ISIS and a possible pandemic bring Mitch Rapp back into action.
8. Cilka's Journey by Heather MorrisA 16-year-old, who sleeps with a concentration camp commandant in order to survive, is sentenced to a Siberian prison camp where she cares for the ill.
9. Full Throttle: Stories by Joe HillA collection of short stories including two written with Stephen King: Throttle and In the Tall Grass.
10. Imaginary Friend by Stephen ChboskyAfter disappearing for six days, a boy emerges from the woods with a voice in his head that sends him on a mission.
12. The Girl Who Lived Twice by David LagercrantzMikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.
14. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline WoodsonThe long-lasting decisions young people make are explored through the history of a Brooklyn teenager's family.
15. The Secrets We Kept by Lara PrescottDuring the Cold War, members of the C.I.A.'s typing pool aid its mission to smuggle the banned book Doctor Zhivago behind the Iron Curtain.