New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
November 8, 2020
1. A Time for Mercy
The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
2. The Return
A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
3. The Searcher
After a divorce, a former Chicago police officer resettles in an Irish village where a boy goes missing.
4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V. E. Schwab
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
5. The Evening and the Morning
In a prequel to
The Pillars of the Earth,
a boatbuilder, a Norman noblewoman and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.
6. The Book of Two Ways
After surviving a plane crash, a death doula travels to Egypt to reconnect with an old flame who is an archaeologist.
7. Anxious People
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
8. 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.
9. Leave the World Behind
A family vacation in an isolated part of Long Island is thrown into confusion when the home's owners return claiming New York City is having a blackout.
10. Troubles in Paradise
The final installment of the trilogy that includes
Winter in Paradise
What Happens in Paradise.
11. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
12. 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.
13. The Guest List
A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.
14. The Silence
The severing of digital connections transforms a dinner gathering in Manhattan on Super Bowl Sunday in 2022.
15. The Last Druid
The fourth book in the Fall of Shannara series.
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A version of this list appears in the November 8, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 24, 2020.
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