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The New York Times Best Sellers - Hardcover Fiction

New York Times® Best Sellers: Hardcover Fiction
January 22, 2017

1. THE MISTRESS
by Danielle Steel
The beautiful mistress of a Russian oligarch falls in love with an artist and yearns for freedom.

2. TWO BY TWO
by Nicholas Sparks
A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.

3. BELOW THE BELT
by Stuart Woods
The New York lawyer Stone Barrington faces danger when he finds himself in possession of a retired C.I.A. agent’s explosive memoir.

4. THE WHISTLER
by John Grisham
A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.

5. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
by Colson Whitehead
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

6. CROSS THE LINE
by James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross and his wife, Bree, team up to catch a killer causing chaos in Washington, D.C.

7. NO MAN'S LAND
by David Baldacci
John Puller, a special agent with the Army, searches for the truth about his mother, who disappeared 30 years ago.

8. SMALL GREAT THINGS
by Jodi Picoult
A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.

9. THE CHEMIST
by Stephenie Meyer
A specialist in chemically controlled torture, on the run from her former employers, takes on one last job.

10. TOM CLANCY: TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE
by Mark Greaney
Jack Ryan Jr., working for a secret organization, seeks to prevent complicated terrorist strikes set in motion by a hacker. Clancy died in 2013.

11. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
by Alexander Freed
A novelization of the new movie, including additional scenes.

12. THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE
by Michael Connelly
The detective Harry Bosch aids a billionaire in search of a possible heir.

13. NIGHT SCHOOL
by Lee Child
Jack Reacher, still in the Army, becomes involved in an investigation with elite agents from the F.B.I. and C.I.A.

14. COMMONWEALTH
by Ann Patchett
Five decades in the lives of two families remade by divorce.

15. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
by Amor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across from the Kremlin.

16.* THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10
by Ruth Ware
A travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.

17. TURBO TWENTY-THREE
by Janet Evanovich
The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum juggles the investigation of a crime in an ice cream factory and the two men in her life.

18. THE FINAL DAY
by William R. Forstchen

19. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
by Anthony Doerr
The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

20. MOONGLOW
by Michael Chabon
A novel that presents itself as a memoir of an elderly World War II veteran and his wife, a Holocaust survivor, who resemble Chabon’s maternal grandparents.

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ended Jan. 7, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount, department stores and newsstands. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A dagger (†) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders. Expanded rankings are available on the Web: nytimes.com/books.