The New York Times List of Best Sellers for the week ending Sept. 8, 2019:

FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Where The Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

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

2. Old Bones

Douglas Preston; Lincoln Child

An expedition into the Sierra Nevada uncovers new twists to the events involving the Donner party.

3. The Inn

James Patterson; Candice Fox

A former Boston police detective who is now an innkeeper must shield a seaside town from a crew of criminals.

4. One Good Deed

David Baldacci

A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.

5. The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.

6. The Turn of the Key

Ruth Ware

A nanny working in a technology-laden house in Scotland goes to jail when one of the children dies.

7. The Last Widow

Karin Slaughter

The abduction of a Centers for Disease Control scientist and explosions in an Atlanta neighborhood portend a massacre.

8. The Bitterroots

C.J. Box

The fourth book in the Cassie Dewell series. The black sheep of an influential family is accused of assault.

9. Inland

Tea Obreht

The lives of a frontierswoman and a former outlaw intersect in the unforgiving climate of the Arizona Territory in 1893.

10. The Whisper Man

Alex North

A serial killer’s methods from 20 years ago resonate in the town of Featherbank when a young boy goes missing.

11. Outfox

Sandra Brown

F.B.I. Agent Drex Easton has a hunch that the conman Weston Graham is also a serial killer.

12. The Silent Patient

Alex Michaelides

A shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband and the therapist obsessed with uncovering her secret.

13. Tidelands

Philippa Gregory

Suspicions surround Alinor, a widow who is skilled with herbs, during the English Civil War in 1648.

14. Evvie Drake Starts Over

Linda Holmes

In a seaside town in Maine, a former Major League pitcher and a grieving widow assess their pasts.

15. Ask Again, Yes

Mary Beth Keane

The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.

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NON-FICTION

1. Educated 

Tara Westover

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

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. How to be Antiracist 

Ibram X. Kendi

The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.

3. 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.

4. The Pioneers

David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.

5. Thank You for My Service

Mat Best; Nls Parker; Ross Patterson

An inside look into military life by the YouTube personality and former Army Ranger

6. Three Women 

Lisa Taddeo

The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.

7. Maybe you should talk to someone

Lori Gottlieb

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

8. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self Delusion

Jia Tolentino

Nine essays delving into late capitalism, online engagement and the author’s personal history.

9. Unfreedom of the Press 

Mark R. Levin

The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.

10. Between the World and Me 

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A meditation on race in America.

11. Range

David Epstein

An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.

12. The Outlaw Ocean

Ian Urbina

A New York Times investigative reporter examines the difficulties of policing the high seas.

13. Kochland 

Christopher Leonard

How Koch Industries consolidated power and affected important facets of modern life over the last half-century.

14. Gods of the Upper Air

Charles King

How Franz Boas and his cohort of anthropologists upended fixed racial categorizations a century ago.

15. The Second Mountain

David Brooks

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