New York Times® Best Sellers: Trade Fiction Paperback
May 3, 2015

1. THE GOLDFINCH
by Donna Tartt
After his mother is killed in a museum explosion, a young man grapples with the world alone while hiding a prized Dutch painting.

2. THE HUSBAND'S SECRET
by Liane Moriarty
Cecilia Fitzpatrick — successful businesswoman, devoted wife and mother — finds a letter that throws everything she's believed into doubt.

3. ORPHAN TRAIN
by Christina Baker Kline
A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s. 

4. THE MARTIAN
by Andy Weir
After a dust storm forces his crew to abandon him, an astronaut embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive on Mars.

5. THE ESCAPE
by David Baldacci
John Puller, a special agent with the Army, hunts for his brother, who was convicted of treason and has escaped from prison.

6. THE ALCHEMIST
by Paulo Coelho
In this fable, a Spanish shepherd boy ventures to Egypt in search of treasure and his destiny.

7. THE LONGEST RIDE
by Nicholas Sparks
The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly. While 91-year-old Ira is visited by his beloved wife (who passed away years earlier), Sophia, a college student, is enthralled by a young cowboy.

8. WHAT ALICE FORGOT
by Liane Moriarty
Alice Love, a happily married and pregnant 29-year-old, passes out and wakes up to discover she's actually 39, has three kids and is in the middle of an acrimonious divorce.

9. EUPHORIA
by Lily King
Three anthropologists in 1930s New Guinea are caught in a passionate love triangle.

10. THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH
by Richard Flanagan
An Australian medical officer is held in a Japanese P.O.W. camp and forced to work on the Thailand-Burma Railway; winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize.

11. GONE GIRL
by Gillian Flynn
A woman disappears from her Missouri home on her fifth anniversary; is her bitter, oddly evasive husband a killer?

12. DARK PLACES
by Gillian Flynn
A woman who, as a child, was spared when her mother and sisters were murdered begins to reinvestigate the case against her imprisoned brother.

13. WOLF HALL
by Hilary Mantel
Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell clash in the court of Henry VIII; winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize.

14. READY PLAYER ONE
by Ernest Cline
It’s 2044, life on a resource-depleted Earth has grown increasingly grim, and the key to a vast fortune is hidden in a virtual-reality world.

15. THE ROSIE PROJECT
by Graeme Simsion
A genetics professor with Asperger's syndrome becomes involved with an unconventional woman.

16. STILL ALICE
by Lisa Genova
A professor learns she has early-onset Alzheimer's disease; the basis for the movie.

17. BURN
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem.

18. THE ONE AND ONLY
by Emily Giffin
A woman who has grown up and made her life in a small, football-obsessed Texas town begins to expand her horizons.

19. THE STORIED LIFE OF A. J. FIKRY
by Gabrielle Zevin
A bookstore owner, depressed after the death of his wife and the theft of a prized volume, is given a chance to make his life over.

20. THE BURNING ROOM
by Michael Connelly
In this Harry Bosch thriller, the detective and a new partner pursue a case nine years cold.

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ended Apr. 18, 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.

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