1. The Escape Artist, by Brad Meltzer. (Grand Central) Nola Brown, a painter and trained soldier, discovers a military secret that traces back to Harry Houdini.

2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, by Jason Fry. (Del Rey) An adaptation of the film, written with input from its director, Rian Johnson, which includes scenes from alternate versions of the script.

3. The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s) A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.

4. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng. (Penguin Press) An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

5. The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn. (Morrow) A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.

6. Fifty Fifty, by James Patterson and Candice Fox. (Little, Brown) Detective Harriet Blue tries to clear her brother’s name and save a small Australian town from being massacred.

7. An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones. (Algonquin) A newlywed couple’s relationship is tested when the husband is sentenced to 12 years in prison.

8. Burn Bright, by Patricia Briggs. (Ace) The fifth book in the Alpha and Omega series. Mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham answer a call of distress.

9. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate. (Ballantine) A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

10. Still Me, by Jojo Moyes. (Pamela Dorman/Viking) Louisa Clark moves to New York and is torn between high society and the life she enjoys at a vintage clothing store.


1. Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff. (Holt) A journalist offers an inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.

2. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara. (Harper) The late true-crime journalist’s search for the serial murderer and rapist known as “The Golden State Killer.”

3. Educated, by Tara Westover. (Random House) The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university. (x)

4. Enlightenment Now, by Steven Pinker. (Viking) A case for using reason, science and humanism to counter pessimistic views of Western civilization.

5. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton) A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

6. Obama, by Pete Souza. (Little, Brown) More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

7. Bachelor Nation, by Amy Kaufman. (Dutton) An insider look at the Bachelor franchise and its effect on society. (b)

8. The Last Black Unicorn, by Tiffany Haddish. (Gallery) Comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles and finding success after a period of homelessness.

9. Unmasked, by Andrew Lloyd Webber. (Harper) A memoir by the musical theater composer and impresario, whose works include “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats” and “Evita.”

10. The Future of Humanity, by Michio Kaku. (Doubleday) Physicist describes how humans might develop civilization in outer space and possibly become immortal.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. I’ve Been Thinking ..., by Maria Shriver. (Pamela Dorman/Viking)

2. The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi, by Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel. (Thomas Nelson) (b)

3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ----, by Mark Manson. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) (b)

4. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press)

5. Food, by Mark Hyman. (Little, Brown)


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending March 10. 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.