New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
November 21, 2021
1. The Stranger in the Lifeboat
After a ship explodes, nine people struggling to survive pull a man who claims to be the Lord out of the sea.
2. The Judge's List
The second book in the Whistler series. Investigator Lacy Stoltz goes after a serial killer and closes in on a sitting judge.
3. Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight
The 28th book in the Stephanie Plum series. Diesel and Stephanie track the international computer hacker Oswald Wednesday
4. Better Off Dead
Lee Child and Andrew Child
The 26th book in the Jack Reacher series. Reacher helps an F.B.I. agent look for her missing brother and takes on a foe named Dendoncker.
5. The Wish
Maggie Dawes, a renowned travel photographer, struggles with a medical diagnosis over Christmas.
6. 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.
7. Cloud Cuckoo Land
An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.
8. State of Terror
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
In the wake of the previous administration's mishandling of international affairs, the new Secretary of State Ellen Adams confronts interconnected global threats.
9. Apples Never Fall
The Delaney siblings suspect their father of causing the disappearance of their mother.
10. Our Country Friends
Betrayals emerge and romances develop when eight friends wait out the pandemic in a country house.
11. The Family
A rift grows between Sofia Colicchio and Antonia Russo, two daughters of the Italian Mafia, as they enter adulthood in Brooklyn.
12. 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.
13. Billy Summers
A killer for hire who only takes out bad guys seeks redemption as he does one final job.
14. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
15. Oh William!
Lucy Barton joins her ex-husband on a trip to look into a family secret.
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A version of this list appears in the November 21, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 6, 2021.
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