These are the hardcover bestsellers for the week ending May 29 as listed by the New York Times.
1. “LEGACY” by Nora Roberts (St. Martin).
Threats escalate in rhymes and from changing locations as the daughter of a successful fitness star grows her own yoga business.
2. “THE LAST THAT HE TOLD ME” by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster).
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and connects with his daughter from a previous relationship.
3. “SOOLEY” by John Grisham (Double Day).
Samuel Sooleymon, a North Carolina Central basketball scholar, is determined to bring his family out of civil war-ravaged South Sudan.
4. “PROJECT HAIL MARY” by Andy Weir (Ballantine).
Ryland Grace wakes up from a long sleep, alone and far from home, with the fate of humanity resting on his shoulders.
5. “WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS” by Stacey Abrams (Double Day).
When Justice Wynn falls into a coma, attorney Avery Keene is forced to uncover evidence of a controversial case.
6. “THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY” by Matt Haig (Vikings).
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the life one could have lived.
7. “THE HILLS WE CLIMB” by Amanda Gorman (Vikings).
This is the poem read on President Joe Biden’s inauguration day. It is up to the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem. Montecito-based Oprah Winfrey wrote the preface.
8. “THE SUMMER” by Jennifer Weiner (Atria).
Receiving emails meant for a woman leading a more glamorous life, Daisy Shoemaker finds that there is more to this accident.
9. “THE SABOTEORS” by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (Putnam).
The twelfth book in the Isaac Bell Adventure series. An assassination attempt reveals a deeper Panama Canal conspiracy.
10. “21. BIRTHDAY” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown).
The 21st book in the Women’s Murder Club series. New evidence is changing the investigation into a missing mother.
11. “A PLAYER MAN” by David Baldacci (Great Headquarters).
Aloysius Archer, a World War II veteran, wants to be an apprentice to Willie Dash, a private investigator in a corrupt California city.
12. “THE FOUR WINDS” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin).
When dust storms gather during the Great Depression, Elsa has to decide whether she wants to save the family and the farm or go west.
13. “THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE” by VE Schwab (gate / forge).
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that has influenced Addie LaRue’s adventure for centuries.
14. “THE DISAPPEARING HALF” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead).
The lives of twin sisters fleeing a black community in the south at the age of 16 diverge when one returns and the other assumes a different racial identity. But their fates are intertwined.
15. “THE DEVIL CAN DANCE” by Jake Tapper (Little, Brown).
The second book in the Charlie and Margaret Marder Mystery series. Attorney General Robert Kennedy asks the Marders to investigate a threat that brings them into contact with the Rat Pack and the Church of Scientology.
1. “KILL THE MOB” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (St. Martins).
The tenth book in the “Killing” series by the conservative commentator deals with organized crime in the United States in the 20th century.
2. “THE ANTHROPOCENE CHECKED” by John Green (Dutton).
A collection of personal essays that shed light on various facets of the human-centered planet.
3. “WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU?” by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron).
An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question to investigate.
4. “GREEN LIGHT” by Matthew McConaughey (Crown).
The Oscar-winning actor shares excerpts from the diaries he has kept over the past 35 years.
5. “ZERO FAILURE” by Carol Leonnig (Random House).
The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner brings to light the secrets, scandals and inadequacies of intelligence.
6. “THE PREDICTION” by Michael Lewis (Norton).
Stories of skeptics who opposed the Trump administration’s official response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
7. “THE BOMBER MAFIA” by Malcolm Gladwell (Klein, Braun).
A look at the key players and results of precision bombing during World War II.
8. “YEARBOOK” by Seth Rogen. (Crown)
A collection of personal essays from the actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
9. “NOISE” by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein (Little, Brown Spark).
This is a look at what could cause discrepancies in judgments that should be the same and possible ways to fix it.
10. “BOX” by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House).
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems in various civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
11. “A COURSE called AMERICA” by Tom Coyne. (Avid Reader / Simon & Schuster)
Stories and insights from 200+ golf courses in all 50 states, including every course that has ever hosted a US Open.
12. “UNTAMED” by Glennon Doyle (dial).
The activist and speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
13. “FORM” by Jordan Ellenberg. (Penguin press)
The possibilities of geometry could enable a better understanding of scientific, political and philosophical problems.
14. “CRYING IN THE H MART” by Michelle Zauner (button).
The daughter of a Korean mother and a Jewish American father and director of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast describes how she created her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.
15. “THE HOUSEWIFE” by Brian Moylan (Flatiron).
Key moments on screen, behind the scenes dramas, product offshoots, and cultural implications of the reality TV franchise.
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