New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: August 20, 2013 - 2:08 PM

FICTION

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

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

3. 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.”

4. 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.

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

6. 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.

7. THE HIGHWAY, by C.J. Box. (Minotaur.) Former investigator Cody Hoyt searches for two teenage girls who disappeared on a cross-country trip.

8. HIDDEN ORDER, by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) Counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath uncovers a plot with roots in the 18th century.

9. 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.

10. LIGHT OF THE WORLD, by James Lee Burke. (Simon & Schuster.) A savage killer follows detective Dave Robicheaux and his family to a Montana ranch.

NONFICTION

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

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

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

5. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his bomber went down over the Pacific.

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