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New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
March 7, 2021
1. A Court of Silver Flames
Sarah J. Maas
The fifth book in A Court of Thorn and Roses series. Nesta Archeron is forced into close quarters with a warrior named Cassian.
2. The Four Winds
As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. The Sanatorium
Elin Warner must find her estranged brother's fianc
e, who goes missing as a storm approaches a hotel that was once a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps.
6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
7. 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.
8. The Russian
James Patterson and James O. Born
The 13th book in the Michael Bennett series. An assassin killing a number of women might disrupt the detective's wedding plans.
9. Faithless in Death
J. D. Robb
The 52nd book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a young sculptor in the West Village.
10. Missing and Endangered
J. A. Jance
The 19th book in the Joanna Brady Mysteries series. The Cochise County Sheriff's daughter becomes involved in a missing persons case.
The 10th book in the Gray Man series. Assassins go after Court Gentry as he attempts to bring back an American agent who went missing.
12. Anxious People
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
13. The Paris Library
Janet Skeslien Charles
A teenager in Montana discovers that her elderly neighbor worked decades earlier at the American Library in Paris and was part of the Resistance.
14. The Return
A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
15. 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.
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A version of this list appears in the March 7, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 20, 2021.
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