NYT Hardcover Fiction
Bestseller List for May 16, 2021
Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan.
THE HILL WE CLIMB
The poem read on President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.
Two estranged sisters, one a former best-selling author, the other a nun, reconnect as one searches for the child the other gave up.
A GAMBLING MAN
Aloysius Archer, a World War II veteran, seeks to apprentice with Willie Dash, a private eye, in a corrupt California town.
THE FOUR WINDS
As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
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.
The 31st book in the Prey series. When federal officers are killed, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers team up to investigate matters.
A woman who feels lost in life finds solace in the city she calls home and gets a new outlook while visiting the sea.
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
THRAWN ASCENDANCY: GREATER GOOD
In this Star Wars saga, Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet discover how their enemy truly operates.
A DISTANT SHORE
A secret agent with the F.B.I. and a young woman betrothed by her father to a drug lord pretend to be in love for a mission.
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.
KLARA AND THE SUN
An “Artificial Friend” named Klara is purchased to serve as a companion to an ailing 14-year-old girl.
The sixth book in the Murderbot Diaries series. When a dead body turns up on Preservation Station, Murderbot must speak to humans.
Elin Hilderbrand et al
A collection of stories and other writing inspired by the work of the late author Dorothea Benton Frank.