New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
May 16, 2021
1. Sooley by John GrishamSamuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan.
3. Finding Ashley by Danielle SteelTwo estranged sisters, one a former best-selling author, the other a nun, reconnect as one searches for the child the other gave up.
4. A Gambling Man by David BaldacciAloysius Archer, a World War II veteran, seeks to apprentice with Willie Dash, a private eye, in a corrupt California town.
5. The Four Winds by Kristin HannahAs dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
6. The Midnight Library by Matt HaigNora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
7. Ocean Prey by John SandfordThe 31st book in the Prey series. When federal officers are killed, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers team up to investigate matters.
8. Whereabouts by Jhumpa LahiriA woman who feels lost in life finds solace in the city she calls home and gets a new outlook while visiting the sea.
11. A Distant Shore by Karen KingsburyA secret agent with the F.B.I. and a young woman betrothed by her father to a drug lord pretend to be in love for a mission.
12. The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettThe 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.
13. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo IshiguroAn "Artificial Friend" named Klara is purchased to serve as a companion to an ailing 14-year-old girl.
14. Fugitive Telemetry by Martha WellsThe sixth book in the Murderbot Diaries series. When a dead body turns up on Preservation Station, Murderbot must speak to humans.