1. Accidental Heroes, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) Strangers pull together to avert a disaster involving two flights from New York to San Francisco.

2. The Punishment She Deserves, by Elizabeth George. (Viking) Detectives Havers and Lynley investigate the death of a deacon accused of a serious crime in a historic medieval town in England.

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. The Rising Sea, by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. (Putnam) A scientific team searches the globe for the threat causing sea levels to rise at an alarming rate.

5. The Bishop’s Pawn, by Steve Berry. (Minotaur) Cotton Malone discovers revelations about the day the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

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

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


1. Russian Roulette, by Michael Isikoff and David Corn. (Twelve) Details of the 2016 presidential election, with an emphasis on Russia’s possible involvement.

2. Secret Empires, by Peter Schweizer. (Harper) The author of “Clinton Cash” describes what some politicians might do to enrich themselves while in office. (b)

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

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

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

6. 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.”

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

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

9. 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.

10. In the Shadow of Statues, by Mitch Landrieu. (Viking) A memoir by the mayor who called for the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

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

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

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

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

5. The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield)


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending March 24. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.