New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
November 19, 2023
1. Dirty Thirty by Janet EvanovichThe 30th book in the Stephanie Plum series. Plum tracks a local jeweler's former security guard and has an overnight stakeout with relatives.
2. The Exchange: After The Firm by John GrishamIn a sequel to The Firm, Mitch McDeere, who is now a partner at the world's largest law firm, gets caught up in a sinister plot.
3. Fourth Wing by Rebecca YarrosViolet Sorrengail is urged by the commanding general, who also is her mother, to become a candidate for the elite dragon riders.
4. The Secret by Lee Child and Andrew ChildThe 28th book in the Jack Reacher series. It's 1992 and Reacher looks into the cause of a string of mysterious deaths.
5. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusA scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
6. Holly by Stephen KingThe private detective Holly Gibney investigates whether a married pair of octogenarian academics had anything to do with Bonnie Dahl's disappearance.
7. Tom Lake by Ann PatchettThree daughters, who return to their family orchard in the spring of 2020, learn about their mother's relationship with a famous actor.
8. Let Us Descend by Jesmyn WardAnnis, who was sold by the white enslaver who fathered her, tries to comfort herself with memories of her mother and stories of her African warrior grandmother.
9. A Fire in the Flesh by Jennifer L. ArmentroutThe third book in the Flesh and Fire series. The destinies of Nyktos and Sera may be out of their hands.
10. Absolution by Alice McDermottTwo American women form an uneasy alliance in Saigon in 1963.
11. Demon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverWinner of a 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A reimagining of Charles Dickens's David Copperfield set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
12. The Covenant of Water by Abraham VergheseThree generations of a family living on South India's Malabar Coast suffer the loss of a family member by drowning.
13. The Armor of Light by Ken FollettThe fifth book in the Kingsbridge series. Change and turmoil affect various aspects of society in the latter part of the 18th century.
15. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van PeltA widow working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium is aided in solving a mystery by a giant Pacific octopus living there.