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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
May 19, 2019
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. The 18th Abduction
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The 18th book in the Women's Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer investigates the disappearance of three female teachers.
The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared.
4. Neon Prey
The 29th book in the Prey series. Lucas Davenport goes after a serial killer.
5. Lost Roses
Martha Hall Kelly
In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution.
6. Normal People
The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.
7. The Silent Patient
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
8. A Woman Is No Man
A Palestinian-American teenager, much like her mother before her, faces the prospect of an arranged marriage.
9. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin
The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
10. Someone Knows
A dark secret emerges when Allie Garvey returns home to attend a childhood friend's funeral.
Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
12. Daisy Jones & the Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid
A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a '70s rock 'n' roll band.
13. Run Away
A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.
14. Celtic Empire
Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.
15. Miracle at St. Andrews
James Patterson and Peter de Jonge
A former professional golfer visits the course in Scotland.
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A version of this list appears in the May 19, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 4, 2019.
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