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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
February 21, 2021
1. The Four Winds
As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
2. The Survivors
Kieran Elliott takes his young family to his coastal hometown, where a body is found on the beach.
3. 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.
4. The Russian
James Patterson and James O. Born
The 13th book in the Michael Bennett series. An assassin killing a number of women might disrupt the detective's wedding plans.
5. The Sanatorium
Elin Warner must find her estranged brother's fianc
e, who goes missing as a storm approaches a hotel that was once a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps.
6. 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.
7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
8. Send for Me
A woman in Wisconsin discovers a trove of her grandmother's letters that detail her experiences in Germany leading up to World War II.
9. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
10. Girl A
When their mother dies in prison, Lex Gracie and her siblings confront their shared past and shifting alliances.
11. Anxious People
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
12. A Time for Mercy
The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
13. Serpentine: An Alex Delaware Novel
The 36th book in the Alex Delaware series. Sturgis calls on Delaware to help solve a decades-old cold case.
14. Ready Player Two
In a sequel to
Ready Player One
, Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.
15. The Return
A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
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A version of this list appears in the February 21, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 6, 2021.
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