NYT Hardcover Fiction

Bestseller List for May 16, 2021

SOOLEY
John Grisham
Doubleday
9780385547680
0-385-54768-4
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
Amanda Gorman
Viking
9780593465271
0-593-46527-X
The poem read on President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.
FINDING ASHLEY
Danielle Steel
Delacorte
9781984821461
1-984821-46-6
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
David Baldacci
Grand Central
9781538719671
1-5387-1967-3
Aloysius Archer, a World War II veteran, seeks to apprentice with Willie Dash, a private eye, in a corrupt California town.
THE FOUR WINDS
Kristin Hannah
St. Martin's
9781250178602
1-250-17860-6
As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY
Matt Haig
Viking
9780525559474
0-525-55947-7
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
OCEAN PREY
John Sandford
Putnam
9780593087022

The 31st book in the Prey series. When federal officers are killed, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers team up to investigate matters.
WHEREABOUTS
Jhumpa Lahiri
Knopf
9780593318317
0-593-31831-5
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
V.E. Schwab
Tor/Forge
9780765387561
0-7653-8756-5
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
THRAWN ASCENDANCY: GREATER GOOD
Timothy Zahn
Del Rey
9780593158296
0-593-15829-6
In this Star Wars saga, Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet discover how their enemy truly operates.
A DISTANT SHORE
Karen Kingsbury
Atria
9781982104351
1-982104-35-X
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
Brit Bennett
Riverhead
9780525536291
0-525-53629-9
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
Kazuo Ishiguro
Knopf
9780593318171
0-593-31817-X
An “Artificial Friend” named Klara is purchased to serve as a companion to an ailing 14-year-old girl.
FUGITIVE TELEMETRY
Martha Wells
Tor.com
9781250765376
1-250-76537-4
The sixth book in the Murderbot Diaries series. When a dead body turns up on Preservation Station, Murderbot must speak to humans.
REUNION BEACH
Elin Hilderbrand et al
Morrow
9780063048935
0-06-304893-0
A collection of stories and other writing inspired by the work of the late author Dorothea Benton Frank.