3 THE DUTCH HOUSE (Harper, $27.99). By Ann Patchett. Over five decades, a family slowly unravels after the patriarch finds success.
4 ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS (Penguin Press, $26). By Ocean Vuong. A letter from a son to his illiterate mother delves into race, class and sexuality.
5 OLIVE, AGAIN (Random House, $27). By Elizabeth Strout. The sequel to Pulitzer winner “Olive Kitteridge” continues the tale of an opinionated woman and her friends and neighbors.
6 THE STARLESS SEA (Doubleday, $28.95). By Erin Morgenstern. A mysterious book leads a graduate student to a portal to another world.
7 THE GIVER OF STARS (Pamela Dorman, $28.) By Jojo Moyes. A British woman, disappointed by her life in rural Kentucky, is reinvigorated when she joins a group of female librarians on horseback.
8 THE WATER DANCER (One World, $28). By Ta-Nehisi Coates. A young enslaved man with special powers escapes from a Virginia plantation.
9 LONG BRIGHT RIVER (Riverhead, $26.) By Liz Moore. A police officer attempts to find her drug addict sister whose disappearance may be tied to a string of murders.
10 DEAR EDWARD (The Dial Press, $27.) By Ann Napolitano. A 12-year-old boy grapples with the harsh realities of life after he survives a horrific plane crash.
1 TALKING TO STRANGERS: WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW (Little, Brown, $30). By Malcolm Gladwell. An examination of why humans are so bad at recognizing liars and lies.
2 EDUCATED (Random House, $28). By Tara Westover. A memoir by a woman from a survivalist family who earned a PhD at Cambridge.
3 THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS (Doubleday, $30). By Bill Bryson. An accessible and comprehensive look at the human body.
4 SUCCESSFUL AGING: A NEUROSCIENTIST EXPLORES THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF OUR LIVES (Dutton, $30.) By Daniel J. Levitin. A new approach on how to thrive while growing older.
5 THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE (HarperOne, $22.99). By Charlie Mackesy. The British illustrator brings fables about unlikely friendships to life.
6 THE BLUE ZONES KITCHEN: 100 RECIPES TO LIVE TO 100 (National Geographic, $30). By Dan Buettner. A collection of recipes from the areas of the world with the healthiest and happiest communities.
7 TIGHTROPE: AMERICANS REACHING FOR HOPE (Knopf, $27.95.) By Nichlas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. An examination of working-class Americans across the country, from their personal struggles to their successes.
8 UNCANNEY VALLEY (MCD, $27.) By Anna Wiener. A memoir about a young woman’s experiences working at Silicon Valley tech start-ups.
9 BECOMING (Crown, $32.50). By Michelle Obama. The former first lady reflects on her upbringing and her stint in the White House.
10 SAY NOTHING: A TRUE STORY OF MURDER AND MEMORY IN NORTHERN IRELAND Doubleday, $28.95). By Patrick Radden Keefe. A look back at the Troubles that ravaged Northern Ireland through the story of an abducted mother of 10.
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