New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
April 18, 2021
1. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
The poem read on President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.
2. The Four Winds
As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
3. The Red Book
James Patterson and David Ellis
The second book in the Black Book Thriller series. Chicago detective Billy Harney investigates his own past.
4. 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.
5. Klara and the Sun
An "Artificial Friend" named Klara is purchased to serve as a companion to an ailing 14-year-old girl.
6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
Windsor Horne Lockwood III might rectify cold cases connected to his family that have eluded the F.B.I. for decades.
8. Life After Death
In a sequel to
The Coldest Winter Ever,
Winter Santiaga emerges after time served and seeks revenge.
9. The Lost Apothecary
An aspiring historian in London finds a clue that might put to rest unsolved apothecary murders from 200 years ago.
10. Sunflower Sisters
Martha Hall Kelly
During the Civil War, sisters Georgeanna and Eliza join the war effort together while sisters Jemma and Patience are enslaved on separate plantations.
Three people involved in a love triangle find everything they hold dear is tested as Mussolini's power grows and laws change in Rome.
12. 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.
13. Of Women and Salt
Jeanette, the daughter of a Cuban immigrant, takes in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE and seeks to learn about her own family history.
14. We Begin at the End
Trouble might start for the chief of police and a self-proclaimed outlaw teenager when a man is released from prison.
15. A Court of Silver Flames
Sarah J. Maas
The fifth book in A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Nesta Archeron is forced into close quarters with a warrior named Cassian.
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A version of this list appears in the April 18, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending April 3, 2021.