New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
September 20, 2020
1. All the Devils Are Here
The 16th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. When his billionaire godfather is attacked, Gamache uncovers secrets hidden throughout Paris.
2. The Lying Life of Adults
In this coming-of-age story, Giovanna seeks her true reflection in two kindred cities.
3. Transcendent Kingdom
A Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience looks to the hard sciences and her childhood faith to potentially help her grieving Ghanaian immigrant family.
4. 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.
5. The Harbinger II: The Return
Nouriel, Ana Goren and a figure known as "the prophet" return as revelations are unlocked.
6. 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.
7. Squeeze Me
A dead dowager, hungry pythons and occupants of the winter White House shake up the Palm Beach charity ball season.
8. The Guest List
A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.
9. Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising
In this Star Wars saga, a young military officer is sent to find the unseen enemies who attacked the Chiss capital.
10. Thick As Thieves
Arden Maxwell returns home to uncover the truth about her father's involvement in a heist that went wrong 20 years ago.
In 1943, the 17-year-old Princess Charlotte assumes a new identity in the country and falls in love.
12. American Dirt
A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.
13. The Last Story of Mina Lee
Nancy Jooyoun Kim
Margot Lee pieces together consequential events in her mother's life from being a Korean War orphan to what brought about her suspicious death.
14. Mexican Gothic
In 1950s Mexico, a debutante travels to a distant mansion where family secrets of a faded mining empire have been kept hidden.
15. Dark Song
The 34th book in the Carpathian series. Will the vampire who held Elisabeta captive get in the way of her bond with Ferro?
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A version of this list appears in the September 20, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 5, 2020.