New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
November 22, 2020
1. Fortune and Glory: Tantalizing Twenty-Seven
The 27th book in the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie deals with a soldier of fortune from Little Havana.
2. 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.
3. The Sentinel
Lee Child and Andrew Child
Jack Reacher intervenes on an ambush in Tennessee and uncovers a conspiracy.
4. The Return
A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
5. 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.
6. Three Women Disappear
James Patterson and Shan Serafin
Detective Sean Walsh mush solve a case involving three missing women who had access to a home where a man was murdered.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
Bud Threadgoode returns to his hometown and sets off some life-changing events.
10. 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.
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. Anxious People
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
13. White Ivy
Years after being sent to China as a punishment by her mother, Ivy Lin reconnects with her teenage crush but her past threatens to catch up to her.
14. The Searcher
After a divorce, a former Chicago police officer resettles in an Irish village where a boy goes missing.
15. 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.
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A version of this list appears in the November 22, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 7, 2020.