1. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. (Doubleday) A young female slave heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

2. Sting, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central) A hired killer and a woman he kidnapped join forces to elude the FBI agents and others who are searching for her corrupt brother.

3. Curious Minds, by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton. (Bantam) The first of a new series featuring Emerson Knight, an eccentric millionaire, and Riley Moon, an analyst at a megabank.

4. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware. (Scout) A travel writer on a cruise is certain she heard a body being thrown overboard, but no one believes her.

5. Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty. (Flatiron) Three couples at a backyard barbecue gone wrong.

6. Damaged, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin's) In the 15th Rosato & DiNunzio novel, Mary DiNunzio defends a dyslexic fifth-grader accused of attacking a school aide.

7. Bullseye, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown) While the president of the United States is in New York to meet with his Russian counterpart, Detective Michael Bennett must stop a team of assassins.

8. 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.

9. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin's) One sister in World War II France struggles to survive in the countryside, while the other joins the Resistance in Paris.

10. The Girls, by Emma Cline. (Random House) In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult. (x)


1. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, by Amy Schumer. (Gallery Books) Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.

2. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. (HarperCollins) A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

3. Armageddon, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Humanix) The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton. (b)

4. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House) A memoir by a physician diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at 36.

5. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau) A meditation on race in America. (x)

6. Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. (Grand Central/Melcher Media) The libretto of the award-winning musical, with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

7. Crisis of Character, by Gary J. Byrne with Grant M. Schmidt. (Center Street) A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.

8. White Trash, by Nancy Isenberg. (Viking) The role of the white poor in U.S. history.

9. Grit, by Angela Duckworth. (Scribner) A psychologist says passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

10. American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobin. (Doubleday) The story of Patty Hearst's kidnapping in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her crimes and her trial.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Uninvited, by Lysa TerKeurst. (Thomas Nelson) The author examines the roots of rejection and its ability to poison relationships, including one's relationship with God. (b)

2. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press) Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life, delivered with stories, insights and exercises.

3. The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) A guide to communicating love in a way that a spouse will understand.

4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. (Ten Speed) A guide to decluttering by discarding your expendable objects all at once.

5. Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist. (Zondervan) A woman's path from "burned out on busy" to a life of grace, love, rest and play. (b)

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Aug. 27. An (x) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.