New York Times Best Sellers List September 20, 2020

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FICTION

1. ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE

by Louise Penny

The 16th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. When his billionaire godfather is attacked, Gamache uncovers secrets hidden throughout Paris.


2. THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS

by Elena Ferrante

In this coming-of-age story, Giovanna seeks her true reflection in two kindred cities.


3. TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM

by Yaa Gyasi

A Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience looks to the hard sciences and her childhood faith to potentially help her grieving Ghanaian immigrant family.


4. THE VANISHING HALF

by Brit Bennett

The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.


5. THE HARBINGER II

by Jonathan Cahn 

Nouriel, Ana Goren and a figure known as “the prophet” return as revelations are unlocked.


6. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

by Delia Owens

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.


7. SQUEEZE ME

by Carl Hiaasen

A dead dowager, hungry pythons and occupants of the winter White House shake up the Palm Beach charity ball season.


8. THE GUEST LIST

by Lucy Foley

A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.


9. THRAWN ASCENDANCY: CHAOS RISING

by Timothy Zahn

In this Star Wars saga, a young military officer is sent to find the unseen enemies who attacked the Chiss capital.


10. THICK AS THIEVES

by Sandra Brown

Arden Maxwell returns home to uncover the truth about her father’s involvement in a heist that went wrong 20 years ago.


11. Royal

by Danielle Steel

In 1943, the 17-year-old Princess Charlotte assumes a new identity in the country and falls in love.BUY ▾


12. AMERICAN DIRT

by Jeanine Cummins

A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.


13. THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE

by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Margot Lee pieces together consequential events in her mother’s life from being a Korean War orphan to what brought about her suspicious death.


14. MEXICAN GOTHIC

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In 1950s Mexico, a debutante travels to a distant mansion where family secrets of a faded mining empire have been kept hidden.


15. DARK SONG

by Christine Feehan

The 34th book in the Carpathian series. Will the vampire who held Elisabeta captive get in the way of her bond with Ferro?

NONFICTION

1. MELANIA AND ME

by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

The former director of special events at Vogue describes parting ways with the First Lady after being made the scapegoat for inauguration finance irregularities.


2. CASTE

by  Isabel Wilkerson

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.


3. UNTAMED

by  Glennon Doyle

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice


4. DONALD TRUMP V. THE UNITED STATES

by  Michael S. Schmidt

The New York Times Washington correspondent details actions by officials who attempted to contain the president.


5. TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH

by  Mary L. Trump

The clinical psychologist gives her assessment of events and patterns inside her family and how they shaped President Trump.


6. HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST

by  Ibram X. Kendi

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.


7. LIVE FREE OR DIE

by Sean Hannity

The Fox News host offers his assessment on what is at stake in the 2020 election.


8. HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON

by Jon Meacham

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer creates a portrait of Representative John Lewis, the late civil rights leader and congressman for Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District.


9. HOAX

by  Brian Stelter

The CNN anchor and chief media correspondent examines the inner workings of Fox News and its relationship with President Trump.


10. THE DYNASTY

by  Jeff Benedict

The history of the New England Patriots from N.F.L. laughingstock to making 10 trips to the Super Bowl.


11. TWILIGHT OF THE GODS

by  Ian W. Toll

The third book in the Pacific War trilogy describes the last year of World War II in the Pacific.


12. I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU

by  Chasten Buttigieg

The educator and advocate describes growing up gay in a small Midwestern town and meeting his husband, Pete.


13. BLITZ

by  David Horowitz

The author of “Big Agenda” explains why he thinks President Trump will be re-elected.


14. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

by  Ta-Nehisi Coates

Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction. A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story, framed as a letter to the author’s teenage son.


15. BECOMING

by  Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.