New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: August 6, 2013 - 2:00 PM

FICTION

1. THE ENGLISH GIRL, by Daniel Silva. (Harper.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, steps in to help the British prime minister, whose lover has been kidnapped.

2. INFERNO, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday.) Symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.

3. THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith. (Mullholland Books/Little, Brown.) Struggling detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

4. FIRST SIGHT, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) A talented American designer whose troubled past has soured her on relationships falls in love with a French doctor.

5. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, by Khaled Hosseini. (Riverhead.) A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan; from the author of “The Kite Runner.”

6. HIDDEN ORDER, by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) As counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath searches for the murderer of candidates to head a powerful, mysterious agency, he uncovers a plot with roots in the 18th century.

7. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, by Neil Gaiman. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A middle-aged man recalls his lonely boyhood and his friendship with a remarkable girl.

8. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary; is her husband a killer?

9. SECOND HONEYMOON, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown.) As he investigates the murder of a pair of newlyweds, FBI agent John O’Hara, last seen in “Honeymoon” (2005), is targeted by a serial killer.

10. BOMBSHELL, by Catherine Coulter. (Putnam.) After FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith accepts Dillon Savich’s invitation to join him and Lacey Sherlock, Hammersmith’s sister is savagely beaten.

NONFICTION

1. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

2. THIS TOWN, by Mark Leibovich. (Blue Rider.) An examination of Washington’s “media-industrial complex” by the chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine.

3. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”

4. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan. (Random House.) Biography of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.

5. FANTASY LIFE, by Matthew Berry. (Riverhead.) Sports analyst for ESPN celebrates the fantasy sports world.

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