BestsellersLast Updated: August 30, 2014
A young man’s difficult coming-of-age.
A married journalist, depressed by boredom, risks everything when she embarks on an affair with a former boyfriend; by the Brazilian writer, the author of “The Alchemist.”
Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?
A painting becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.
5. MEAN STREAK
A North Carolina pediatrician is held captive by a mysterious man who forces her to question her life.
Three generations of a New York Irish-American family wrestle with economic and domestic aspirations and, finally, with a terrible disease.
The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
8. THE HEIST
Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, must track down a famous missing painting by Caravaggio.
The 10th Sigma Force novel offers Nazis, an ancient secret, a ticking nuclear clock and alien life-forms.
10. LOVE LETTERS
Three couples struggle with intimacy one summer at Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn.
11. THE BOOK OF LIFE
In the conclusion to the All Souls trilogy, the Oxford scholar/witch Diana Bishop and the vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont return from Elizabethan London to the present.
12. WINDIGO ISLAND
Cork O’Connor, a former sheriff turned private investigator, searches in Duluth, a center of sex trafficking, for a 15-year-old Ojibwe girl who disappeared at the time her friend’s body washed up on an island in Lake Superior.
13. THE SILKWORM
The private detective Cormoran Strike in literary London; by J. K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.
14. THE LOST ISLAND
Gideon Crew, scientist and thief, pursues an extraordinary treasure for his mysterious employer.
A Dominic Caruso novel, written in the tradition of Clancy, who died in October 2013.
A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not meant to read until after his death.
Jamie Fraser and his family face challenges in the 18th and 20th centuries.
18. A PERFECT LIFE
A successful TV anchor faces a young rival at work just as the long-kept secrets of her private life are exposed.
A wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to be an abolitionist, is given a slave for her 11th birthday.
20. MR. MERCEDES
A driver plows into a crowd, killing eight. The killer then taunts a suicidal ex-cop, who must stop another, deadlier attack.