The New York Times List of Best Sellers for the week ending May 5, 2019:

FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Redemption

David Baldacci

The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared.

2. Where The Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

3. Normal People 

Sally Rooney

The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.

4. Lost Roses

Martha Hall Kelly

In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution.

5. Star Wars: Master and Apprentice

Claudia Gray

The bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi is tested when they go on a mission to the royal court of Pijal.

6. Someone Knows

Lisa Scottoline

A dark secret emerges when Allie Garvey returns home to attend a childhood friend’s funeral.

7. Run Away

Harlan Coben

A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.

8. The Silent Patient

Alex Michaelides

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

9. Celtic Empire

Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.

10. The Cornwalls Are Gone

James Patterson, as told to Brendan DuBois

An army intelligence officer must commit a crime or lose her kidnapped husband and daughter.

11. Miracle at St. Andrews

James Patterson; as told to Peter deJonge

A former professional golfer visits the course in Scotland.

12. Fire and Blood

George R.R. Martin

Set 300 years before the events of “The Games of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

13. Daisy Jones and the Six

Taylor Jenkins Reid

A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a 1970s rock ‘n’ roll band.

14. The Department of Sensitive Crimes

Alexander McCall Smith

A quirky team of Swedish detectives take on bizarre and tricky cases.

15. Circe

Madeline Miller

Zeus banishes Helios’ daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.

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NON-FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. The Second Mountain 

David Brooks

A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.

2. Becoming

Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

3. Educated 

Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

4. Life Will Be the Death of Me

Chelsea Handler

The comedian chronicles going into therapy and becoming an advocate for change.

5. Shortest Way Home

Pete Buttigieg

A memoir by the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and first openly gay Democratic candidate to run for president of the United States.

6. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

Lori Gottlieb

A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

7. The Matriarch

Susan Page

A biography of the former first lady Barbara Bush, based on interviews and her private diaries.

8.  Save Me the Plums

Ruth Reichi

A memoir by the former restaurant critic of the New York Times and editor in chief of Gourmet.

9.  Lessons from Lucy

Dave Barry

The humorist tries to emulate his dog’s grace in contending with old age.

10. The Right Side of History

Ben Shapiro

The conservative political commentator reflects upon what he considers most impactful to Western civilization.

11. Working

Robert A. Caro

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer shares insights into his craft.

12. Bad Blood

John Carreyrou

The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.

13. A Woman of No Importance

Sonia Purnell

The true story of a Baltimore socialite who joined a spy organization during World War II and became essential to the French Resistance.

14. Falter

Bill McKibben

How unchecked climate change, robotics and artificial intelligence threaten human existence.

15. Commander in Cheat

Rick Reilly

A sportswriter handicaps the current president’s character, based on how he plays golf.