New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
February 26, 2023
1. Encore in Death
J. D. Robb
The 56th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas investigates the mysterious death of a well-loved star of stage and screen.
2. Someone Else's Shoes
Drastic changes and a pair of six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes shake up the lives of two women.
3. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.
5. The House in the Pines
Seven years after witnessing her best friend drop dead, Maya returns to her Berkshires hometown to piece together what happened.
6. Demon Copperhead
A reimagining of Charles Dickens's
set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
7. Victory City
After a battle in 14th-century southern India, a girl named Pampa Kampana becomes a vessel for a goddess and spends 250 years seeking to give women equal agency in a patriarchal world.
8. Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee's son gets accused of killing his crush.
9. Unnatural History
The 38th book in the Alex Delaware series. Alex and Milo investigate the murder of a wealthy photographer.
10. The Boys from Biloxi
Two childhood friends follow in their fathers' footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.
11. The House of Wolves
James Patterson and Mike Lupica
After her father is murdered, Jenny Wolf becomes the head of a powerful family in California.
12. Fairy Tale
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
13. The House of Eve
Complications involving love, family and higher education impact the lives of two women living in the 1950s.
14. 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.
Maddie, the daughter of an overbearing mother recently returned from Ghana and a father suffering from Parkinson's, begins to build a life for herself in London.
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A version of this list appears in the February 26, 2023 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 11, 2023.
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