NYT Trade Fiction Paperback

Bestseller List for September 27, 2020

THE INSTITUTE
Stephen King
Gallery
9781982110581
1-982110-58-9
Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.
THEN SHE WAS GONE
Lisa Jewell
Atria
9781501154652
1-5011-5465-6
Ten years after her daughter disappears, a woman tries to get her life in order but remains haunted by unanswered questions.
I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS
Iain Reid
Gallery/Scout
9781501126949
1-5011-2694-6
Jake drives his girlfriend who is on the verge of dangerous personal decisions through a snowstorm to the family farm.
CILKA'S JOURNEY
Heather Morris
St. Martin's Griffin
9781250265692
1-250-26569-X
A 16-year-old, who sleeps with a concentration camp commandant in order to survive, is sentenced to a Siberian prison camp where she cares for the ill.
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
Celeste Ng
Penguin
9780735224315
0-7352-2431-5
An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
THE TESTAMENTS
Margaret Atwood
Anchor
9780525562627
0-525-56262-1
In a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead’s theocratic regime shows signs of decay.
THE MIDWIFE MURDERS
James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Grand Central
9781538718872
1-5387-1887-1
A single mom teams up with an N.Y.P.D. detective to solve a case involving misdeeds at a university hospital.
THE NIGHTINGALE
Kristin Hannah
St. Martin's Griffin
9781250080400
1-250-08040-1
Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance.
THE SONG OF ACHILLES
Madeline Miller
Ecco
9780062060624
0-06-206062-7
A reimagining of Homer’s “Iliad” that is narrated by Achilles' companion Patroclus.
HOMEGOING
Yaa Gyasi
Vintage
9781101971062
1-101-97106-1
This Ghanaian-American writer’s first novel traces the lives in West Africa and America of seven generations of the descendants of two half sisters.
HEAVEN, MY HOME
Attica Locke
Mulholland
9780316363396
0-316-36339-1
The second book in the Highway 59 series. Texas Ranger Darren Matthews contends with a family of white supremacists in his search for a missing 9-year-old boy.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
Anthony Doerr
Scribner
9781501173219
1-5011-7321-9
The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
Matt Ruff
Harper Perennial
9780062292070
0-06-229207-2
During the time of Jim Crow America, Atticus Turner’s father is held captive by the Order of the Ancient Dawn. The basis of the HBO series.
THE NICKEL BOYS
Colson Whitehead
Anchor
9780345804341
0-345-80434-1
Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.
THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM
Cixin Liu
Tor
9780765382030
0-7653-8203-2
Different groups form to help or fight a crumbling alien civilization coming to invade Earth.