Bestseller List for August 21, 2019
Based on sales for the week ending August 18, 2019
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Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17.00, 9780735224315
A riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of a picture-perfect family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
A testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions. A September 2018 Indie Next List Great Read.
The Witch Elm
Tana French, Penguin, $17.00, 9780735224643
A spellbinding standalone novel by the bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad series.
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
National Book Award-winner Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of--and paean to--the natural world.
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143110439
Towles' transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.
Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17.00, 9780425284704
Wingate's novel, which is based on a notorious adoption scandal, is a riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale that reminds us the heart never forgets where we belong.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $16.99, 9780062364913
Stein's novel is a look at life through the eyes of Enzo, a mixed-breed pooch. Now a major motion picture.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16.00, 9780735220690
Honeyman's novel is a smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and wit make for an irresistible journey.
The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
Finn's smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense is soon to be a major motion picture.
There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16.00, 9780525436140
Orange's debut novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen.
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Anchor, $14.95, 9780525564201
Braithwaite's darkly funny novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends.
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $16.00, 9781400033416
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, Morrison's spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
Paulo Coelho, Vintage, $15.00, 9780525565185
In his new novel, Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order.
Rosie Walsh, Penguin, $16.00, 9780525522799
Seven perfect days. Then he disappeared. Ghosted is a love story with a secret at its heart.
The Bluest Eye- Debut
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307278449
Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that always characterized her writing.