New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: November 19, 2013 - 2:01 PM


1. SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”

2. AFTER DEAD, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace) A coda to the Sookie Stackhouse novels that inspired “True Blood.”

3. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

4. WINNERS, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) Six people with intertwined lives, among them an aspiring Olympic skier who is gravely injured, struggle to surmount challenges.

5. DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. (Scribner) Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a gift.

6. THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.

7. ACCUSED, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin’s) Mary DiNunzio is now a partner at the all-women Philadelphia law firm of Rosato & Associates.

8. S., by Doug Dorst. (Mulholland/Little, Brown) In a project conceived by writer and director J.J. Abrams, the facsimile of a novel published in 1949 contains marginal annotations, postcards, newspaper clippings and other objects. Two of the annotators are students who flirt and spar and begin to decode the novel’s mystery.

9. WE ARE WATER, by Wally Lamb. (Harper) About to marry the woman who is her gallery owner, a divorced artist and mother must confront secrets from her past.

10. IDENTICAL, by Scott Turow. (Grand Central) Paul Giannis, running for mayor of Kindle County, is accused of having played a role in the murder of his twin brother’s girlfriend.


1. KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.

2. THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum) Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.

3. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

4. THE DEATH OF SANTINI, by Pat Conroy. (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) In this memoir, Conroy mourns the abusive father on whom “The Great Santini” was based.

5. I AM MALALA, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown) The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

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