1 THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY (Viking, $30). By Amor Towles. Four boys on a road trip take an unplanned journey.
2 THE SENTENCE (Harper, $28.99). By Louise Erdrich. As the pandemic rages, a bookseller is haunted by the ghost of her store’s most annoying customer.
3 CLOUD CUCKOO LAND (Scribner, $30). By Anthony Doerr. An ancient story survives millennia stewarded by young people in the past, present and future.
4 OH WILLIAM! (Random House, $27). By Elizabeth Strout. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s final installment in a trilogy finds Lucy Barton struggling to understand her ex-husband.
5 THE STRANGER IN THE LIFEBOAT (Harper, $23.99). By Mitch Albom. Shipwrecked passengers afloat on a raft rescue a man who claims to be God.
6 STATE OF TERROR (Simon & Schuster/St. Martin’s Press, $30). By Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton. The secretary of state must overcome political obstacles to thwart a terrorist plot against the United States.
7 HARLEM SHUFFLE (Doubleday, $28.95). By Colson Whitehead. A furniture store owner in Harlem struggles to balance his desire to remain law-abiding with his temptation to join neighborhood criminals.
8 BEWILDERMENT (Norton, $27.95). By Richard Powers. A widower chooses experimental therapy to help his unusual
9-year-old son avoid psychoactive drugs.
9 OUR COUNTRY FRIENDS (Random House, $28). By Gary Shteyngart. Eight New Yorkers spend the initial months of the pandemic quarantined in the country house of a mutual friend.
10 THE JUDGE’S LIST (Doubleday, $29.95). By John Grisham. An investigator suspects that a corrupt judge may also be a serial killer.


1 THE 1619 PROJECT (One World, $38). By Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine. Essays contextualize the history of slavery as part of the founding of the United States.
2 THE DAWN OF EVERYTHING (FSG, $35). By David Graeber, David Wengrow. An anthropologist and an archaeologist challenge modern scientific principles of human cultural evolution.
3 TASTE (Gallery Books, $28). By Stanley Tucci. The actor and cookbook author shares the stories behind his recipes.
4 THE STORYTELLER (Dey Street Books, $29.99). By Dave Grohl. The musician reflects on his life and career.
5 THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE (Harper One, $22.99). By Charlie Mackesy. The British illustrator brings fables about unlikely friendships to life.
6 THE LYRICS (Liveright, $100). By Paul McCartney. The former Beatle shares his personal archives, annotated with details from his life and musical career.
7 A CARNIVAL OF SNACKERY (Little, Brown, $32). By David Sedaris. Diary entries from the past two decades are recounted by the popular humorist.
8 BETRAYAL (Dutton, $28). By Jonathan Karl. ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent ties a pattern of duplicity in the White House to the Capitol insurrection and the denouement of Donald Trump’s presidency.
9 THE BOOK OF HOPE (Celadon Books, $28). By Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams and Gail Hudson. Reasons to be hopeful for humanity’s future from the iconic naturalist.
10 RENEGADES (Crown, $50). By Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. The former president and the legendary musician expand on their podcast series and share related personal materials.

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Nov. 21. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from the American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent bookstores in the United States, and Copyright 2021 American Booksellers Association. (The bestseller lists alternate between hardcover and paperback each week.)