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FICTION

1. (1) APPRENTICE IN DEATH, by J.D. Robb. (Berkley)

Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPD calls on the technological expertise of her husband, Roarke, when three skaters at Wollman Rink are shot by a sniper. By Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

2. (1) RAZOR GIRL, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf)

The ex-cop Andrew Yancy from “Bad Monkey” gets involved in a kidnapping gone wrong.

3. (6) THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, by Colson Whitehead. (Doubleday)

A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

4. (2) A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny. (Minotaur)

An instructor at the police academy is found murdered, perhaps by one of the cadets favored by Armand Gamache, the retired homicide chief of the Surete du Quebec.

5. (8) 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. (2) RUSHING WATERS, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte)

Six people cope with a hurricane in New York City.

7. (1) HERE I AM, by Jonathan Safran Foer. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Private and public crises converge for four generations of a Jewish family.

8. (1) 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. (7) TRULY MADLY GUILTY, by Liane Moriarty. (Flatiron)

Three couples at a backyard barbecue gone wrong.

10. (1) DOWNFALL, by J.A. Jance. (Morrow/HarperCollins)

Joanna Brady, the sheriff of Cochise County, must cope with pregnancy, the recent deaths of her mother and stepfather, an upcoming election – and the mysterious discovery of the bodies of two women at the base of a nearby peak. The 17th novel in a series.

NONFICTION

1. (1) LOVE WARRIOR, by Glennon Doyle Melton. (Flatiron)

After her husband confesses to multiple infidelities, a woman who has overcome bulimia and alcoholism struggles to grow – and so does he.

2. (4) THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO, by Amy Schumer. (Gallery Books)

Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.

3. (7) 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. (35) WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House)

A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

5. (61) BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau)

A meditation on race in America.

6. (22) 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. (1) HIDDEN FIGURES, by Margot Lee Shetterly. (Morrow/HarperCollins)

The story, based in part on interviews, of the black women mathematicians who were hired as “computers” by the precursor of NASA during World War II. The basis of the forthcoming movie.

8. (1) BEST. STATE. EVER., by Dave Barry. (Putnam)

Florida may be the Joke State, but Barry explains why he loves it.

9. (8) ARMAGEDDON, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Humanix)

The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton. (b)

10. (10) THE PIGEON TUNNEL, by John le Carre. (Viking)

A memoir by the great spy novelist.

PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. (4) SULLY, by Chesley B. Sullenberger III with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Morrow/HarperCollins)

2. (48) ALEXANDER HAMILTON, by Ron Chernow. (Penguin)

3. (120) THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, by Daniel James Brown. (Penguin)

4. (44) JUST MERCY, by Bryan Stevenson. (Spiegel & Grau)

5*. (127) THE NEW JIM CROW, by Michelle Alexander. (New Press)

6. (1) SPQR, by Mary Beard. (Liveright)

7. (226) OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown)

8. (13) MODERN ROMANCE, by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg. (Penguin)

9. (103) THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

10. (92) THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot. (Broadway)

PAPERBACK FICTION

1. (3) THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead)

2. (2) THE GUILTY, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central)

3. (2) THE SURVIVOR, by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills. (Pocket Books)

4. (7) ROGUE LAWYER, by John Grisham. (Dell)

5. (3) THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, by M.L. Stedman. (Pocket Books)

6. (1) 113 MINUTES, by James Patterson with Max DiLallo. (BookShots)

7. (3) A GIRL'S GUIDE TO MOVING ON, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine)

8. (12) NEVER GO BACK, by Lee Child. (Dell)

9. (20) ME BEFORE YOU, by Jojo Moyes. (Penguin)

10. (6) X, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam)

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