New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
August 11, 2019
1. One Good Deed
A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.
2. 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.
3. The Nickel Boys
Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.
4. The New Girl
Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose daughter is kidnapped.
5. Thrawn: Treason
A Star Wars saga. Grand Admiral Thrawn must choose between his sense of duty to the Chiss Ascendancy and loyalty to the Empire.
6. Summer of '69
The Levin family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface.
7. Under Currents
Echoes of a violent childhood reverberate for Zane Bigelow when he starts a new kind of family in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.
8. Window on the Bay
A single mom's life takes unexpected turns when her two children go off to college.
9. City of Girls
An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene.
10. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane
The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.
11. The Silent Patient
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
Cut off from any support, Scot Harvath fights to get his revenge.
13. Lady in the Lake
In 1966, a housewife becomes a reporter and investigates the killing of a black woman in Baltimore.
14. Mrs. Everything
The story of two sisters and how the world around them changes drastically from the 1950s.
15. The Chain
Rachel Klein is ensnared in a pay-it-forward criminal enterprise involving ransoms and kidnapping.
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A version of this list appears in the August 11, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 27, 2019.
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