1. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett. (Harper) Five decades in the lives of two families remade by divorce.

2. Pirate, by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell. (Putnam) Sam and Remi Fargo pursue an ancient treasure.

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

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

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. An Obvious Fact, by Craig Johnson. (Viking) Sheriff Walt Longmire and his friend Henry Standing Bear investigate a motorcycle accident. The basis of the Netflix series.

7. Nutshell, by Ian McEwan. (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) A fetus in utero overhears his mother plotting with his uncle to kill his father.

8. 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. (x)

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

10. 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.


1. Killing the Rising Sun, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) “The O’Reilly Factor” host recounts the final years of World War II.

2. 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.

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

4. Scorched Earth, by Michael Savage. (Center Street) The radio host discusses what will happen after the administration of “President Maobama.”(b)

5. The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben. (Greystone) A forester presents scientific research on how trees interact with one another. A bestseller in Germany.

6. 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.

7. Between Breaths, by Elizabeth Vargas. (Grand Central) The co-anchor of “World News Tonight” and “20/20” describes her long struggle with acute anxiety and panic attacks, which she attempted to medicate with alcohol.

8. The Upside of Inequality, by Edward Conard. (Portfolio/Penguin) A former managing director at Bain Capital argues that the concern about inequality is misguided and will slow growth. (b)

9. In Such Good Company, by Carol Burnett. (Crown/Archetype) Burnett looks back on “The Carol Burnett Show” (1967-78).

10. Forward, by Abby Wambach. (Dey Street/William Morrow) A memoir by the highest scorer on the U.S. women’s national soccer team.

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 your spouse will understand.

4. Hustle, by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits and Jonas Koffler. (Rodale) Breaking free from drudgery to achieve success on your terms. (b)

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


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Sept. 17. 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.