New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
April 25, 2021
1. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
The poem read on President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.
2. The Four Winds
As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
3. 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.
4. Good Company
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The foundation of a marriage between actors is shaken when they reunite with an old friend who is now a TV star.
5. The Red Book
James Patterson and David Ellis
The second book in the Black Book thriller series. Chicago detective Billy Harney investigates his own past.
6. First Person Singular: Stories
A collection of eight short stories on love, childhood and memory.
7. Northern Spy
The sister of a BBC producer may have joined the Irish Republican Army.
8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
Windsor Horne Lockwood III might rectify cold cases connected to his family that have eluded the F.B.I. for decades.
10. Klara and the Sun
An "Artificial Friend" named Klara is purchased to serve as a companion to an ailing 14-year-old girl.
11. You Love Me: A You Novel
The third book in the You series. Joe becomes interest in a librarian who appears to be too busy for him.
12. Life After Death
In a sequel to
The Coldest Winter Ever,
Winter Santiaga emerges after time served and seeks revenge.
13. The Vanishing Half
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.
Three people involved in a love triangle find everything they hold dear is tested as Mussolini's power grows and laws change in Rome.
15. The Lost Apothecary
An aspiring historian in London finds a clue that might put to rest unsolved apothecary murders from 200 years ago.
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A version of this list appears in the April 25, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending April 10, 2021.
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