1. Apprentice in Death, by J.D. Robb. (Berkley) Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPD calls on the technological expertise of her husband when three skaters are shot by a sniper. By Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

2. Razor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf) Ex-cop Andrew Yancy gets involved in a kidnapping gone wrong.

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

4. A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny. (Minotaur) A police academy instructor is found murdered, perhaps by one of the cadets favored by Armand Gamache, retired homicide chief of the Sûreté du Québec.

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

6. Rushing Waters, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) Six people cope with a hurricane in New York City.

7. Here I Am, by Jonathan Safran Foer. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Private and public crises converge for four generations of a Jewish family.

8. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. (Viking) A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across from the Kremlin.

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

10. Downfall, by J.A. Jance. (Morrow/HarperCollins) Sheriff Joanna Brady must cope with pregnancy, the recent deaths of her mother and stepfather, an upcoming election — and the mysterious discovery of two bodies at the base of a nearby peak. The 17th novel in a series.


1. Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle Melton. (Flatiron) After her husband confesses to infidelities, a woman who has overcome bulimia and alcoholism struggles to grow — and so does he.

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

3. 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.

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.

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. Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly. (Morrow/HarperCollins) The story of the black women mathematicians who were hired as “computers” by the precursor of NASA during World War II.

8. Best. State. Ever., by Dave Barry. (Putnam) Florida may be the Joke State, but Barry explains why he loves it.

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

10. The Pigeon Tunnel, by John le Carré. (Viking) A memoir by the great spy novelist.

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. Yuge! by G.B. Trudeau. (Andrews McMeel) The “Doonesbury” creator collects strips from over three decades that have featured Donald Trump.

3. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press) Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life.

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

5. Oh She Glows Every Day, by Angela Liddon. (Avery) More than 100 family-friendly plant-based recipes for busy lifestyles.


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Sept. 10. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.