The New York Times Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction - August 3, 2014

The%20Book%20Of%20Life
 
1.The Book Of Life, by Deborah Harkness. 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.

The%20Heist
 
2.The Heist, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, must track down a famous missing painting by Caravaggio.

Act%20Of%20War
 
3.Act Of War, by Brad Thor. The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes two dangerous missions as America faces an imminent attack.

Cut%20And%20Thrust
 
4.Cut And Thrust, by Stuart Woods. Complications abound as the New York lawyer Stone Barrington attends a political convention in Los Angeles.

Invisible
 
5.Invisible, by James Patterson and David Ellis. A former F.B.I. researcher finds a link between scores of apparently unconnected unsolved cases.  

The%20Goldfinch
 
6.The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.  A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

The%20Silkworm
 
7.The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith. The private detective Cormoran Strike in literary London; by J. K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

Top%20Secret%20Twenty-one
 
8.Top Secret Twenty-one, by Janet Evanovich. The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a dealer who sells more than used cars.

Wayfaring%20Stranger
 
9.Wayfaring Stranger, by James Lee Burke. A man’s life is traced over decades, starting with his encounter, at age 16, with Bonnie and Clyde.

Mr%20Mercedes
 
10.Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King. A driver plows into a crowd, killing eight. The killer then taunts a suicidal ex-cop, who must stop another, deadlier attack.

Hardcover Nonfiction - August 3, 2014

Unbroken
 
1.Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

America
 
2.America, by Dinesh D'Souza. A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film. 

Blood%20Feud
 
3.Blood Feud, by Edward Klein. A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.

The%20Mockingbird%20Next%20Door
 
4.The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills. The author’s experience as Harper Lee’s neighbor.

Hard%20Choices
 
5.Hard Choices, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state.

One%20Nation
 
6.One Nation, by Ben Carson with Candy Carson. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.

Capital%20In%20The%20Twenty-first%20Century
 
7.Capital In The Twenty-first Century, by Thomas Piketty. A French economist’s analysis of centuries of economic history predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.

Think%20Like%20A%20Freak
 
8.Think Like A Freak, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”

David%20And%20Goliath
 
9.David And Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell. How disadvantages can work in our favor.

Factory%20Man
 
10.Factory Man, by Beth Macy. The story of a Virginia factory owner’s resistance to offshoring illustrates the effects of globalization on American workers.