New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
October 31, 2021
1. State of Terror
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
In the wake of the previous administration's mishandling of international affairs, the new Secretary of State Ellen Adams confronts interconnected global threats.
2. The Wish
Maggie Dawes, a renowned travel photographer, struggles with a medical diagnosis over Christmas.
3. The Lincoln Highway
Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.
4. Cloud Cuckoo Land
An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.
5. Apples Never Fall
The Delaney siblings suspect their father of causing the disappearance of their mother.
John Le Carré
A London spy chief's investigation brings him to a quiet seaside town where Julian Lawndsley has relocated and opened a bookstore.
7. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
8. The Book of Magic
The fourth book in the Practical Magic series. Three generations of Owens women try to save a young man's life.
9. Harlem Shuffle
Ray Carney, a family man who sells furniture on 125th Street, gets a new clientele made up of vicious and unsavory characters.
10. The Butler
The working relationship between a man and woman from different worlds develops into something new for them.
11. Billy Summers
A killer for hire who only takes out bad guys seeks redemption as he does one final job.
Members of a Midwestern family find themselves at a pivotal moment of moral crisis in 1971.
13. 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.
14. Beautiful World, Where Are You
A novelist, a warehouse worker, an editorial assistant, and a political adviser deal with changes.
15. The Jailhouse Lawyer
James Patterson and Nancy Allen
A young lawyer winds up in an Alabama jail that remains mysteriously crowded.
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A version of this list appears in the October 31, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 16, 2021.
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