New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: August 19, 2014 - 1:13 PM


1. BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam) Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?

2. THE HEIST, by Daniel Silva. (Harper) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, must track down a famous missing painting by Caravaggio.

3. TOM CLANCY: SUPPORT AND DEFEND, by Mark Grea­ney. (Putnam) A Dominic Caruso novel, written in the tradition of Tom Clancy, who died in October 2013.

4. THE BOOK OF LIFE, by Deborah Harkness. (Viking) In the conclusion to the All Souls trilogy, the Oxford scholar/witch Diana Bishop and the vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont return from Elizabethan London to the present.

5. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown) A painting becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

6. FAST TRACK, by Julie Garwood. (Dutton) A woman faces threats as she searches for the truth about her long-dead mother, aided by her best friend’s attractive older brother.

7. A PERFECT LIFE, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A successful TV anchor faces a young rival at work just as the long-kept secrets of her private life are exposed.

8. ACT OF WAR, by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria) The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes two dangerous missions as America faces an imminent attack.

9. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

10. THE SILKWORM, by Robert Galbraith. (Mulholland/Little, Brown) The private detective Cormoran Strike in literary London; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.


1. AMERICA, by Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery) A defense of the United States against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.

2. A SPY AMONG FRIENDS, by Ben Macintyre. (Crown) An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed.

3. ONE NATION, by Ben Carson with Candy Carson. (Sentinel) Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems.

4. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

5. HARD CHOICES, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Simon & Schuster) Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state.

6. BLOOD FEUD, by Edward Klein. (Regnery) A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.

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