1 THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead, $27). By Brit Bennett. Identical twin sisters grow into women with different racial identities, leaving their daughters to grapple with issues of identity and authenticity.
2 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (Putnam, $26). By Delia Owens. A young outcast finds herself at the center of a murder trial.
3 MEXICAN GOTHIC (Del Rey, $27). By Silvia Moreno-Garcia. A young woman is sent to her cousin’s decaying house in the Mexican countryside where all is not as it seems.
4 THE ORDER (Harper, $28.99). By Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service, must track and protect a long-lost Gospel from those who wish to suppress it.
5 SUCH A FUN AGE (Putnam, $26). By Kiley Reid. A privileged blogger tries to set the record straight after her African American babysitter is falsely accused of kidnapping her child.
6 AMERICAN DIRT (Flatiron, $27.99). By Jeanine Cummins. After her family is murdered by a drug cartel, a Mexican bookstore owner and her young son go on the run toward the U.S. border.
7 THE GUEST LIST (William Morrow, $27.99). By Lucy Foley. Friends are gathered in Ireland at an island wedding when someone turns up dead.
8 HAMNET (Knopf, $26.95). By Maggie O’Farrell. An account of Shakespeare and his wife’s early marriage and the grief they share over their only son’s untimely death.
9 28 SUMMERS (Little, Brown, $28). By Elin Hilderbrand. Two lovers meet for a clandestine affair every Labor Day weekend at the same Nantucket beachfront cottage.
10 UTOPIA AVENUE (Random House, $30). By David Mitchell. A British rock band in the late 1960s embarks on a meteoric rise to fame.


1 TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH: HOW MY FAMILY CREATED THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS MAN (Simon & Schuster, $28). By Mary L. Trump. A clinical psychologist and niece of President Trump shines a light on the dysfunction she has seen in the family.
2 HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST (One World, $27). By Ibram X. Kendi. A mix of social commentary and memoir that aims to reshape our understanding of racism and inequality.
3 UNTAMED (Dial, $28). By Glennon Doyle. A memoir and guide for people who want to learn to listen to themselves.
4 THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE (Crown, $32). By Erik Larson. A look at how Winston Churchill led Britain through World War II that explores his political gamesmanship and his family dynamics.
5 BEGIN AGAIN: JAMES BALDWIN’S AMERICA AND ITS URGENT LESSONS FOR OUR OWN (Crown, $27). By Eddie S. Glaude. The writer and essayist’s words and actions are examined through today’s political lens.
6 ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY (Sourcebooks, $25.99). By Layla Saad. A guide for those who want to examine their racial biases and work toward change.
7 THE ANSWER IS... (Simon & Schuster, $26). By Alex Trebek. Television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and his longtime role as Jeopardy! host.
8 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME (One World, $26). By Ta-Nehisi Coates. A black father writes his son a letter about race in America.
9 THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED (Simon & Schuster, $32.50). By John Bolton. President Trump’s former national security adviser on his work in the White House.
10 BREATH (Riverhead, $28). By James Nestor. A journalist gathers scientific research showing how breathing properly plays a vital role in good health.

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