A message of hope from Lily Ebert, who survived the Holocaust and, at 98, is a TikTok star. – The Virginian-Pilot

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indicates that a book’s sales were barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores reported receiving bulk orders.


1. BOOK LOVERS, by Emily Henry. (Berkley) While on vacation in North Carolina, a literary agent keeps running into an editor.

2. IT ENDS WITH US, by Colleen Hoover. (Atria) A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.

3. 22 SECONDS, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown) The 22nd book in the “Women’s Murder Club” series. Lindsay Boxer returns as word gets around about a shipment of drugs and weapons.

4. THE SUMMER PLACE, by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria) The wedding of Ruby Danhauser and her pandemic boyfriend at a family beach house in Cape Cod brings to light family secrets.

5. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

6. VERITY, by Colleen Hoover. (Grand Central) Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series, and uncovers a horrifying truth.

7. THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (Washington Square/Atria) A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.

8. BETTER OFF DEAD, by Lee Child and Andrew Child. (Dell) The 26th book in the Jack Reacher series. Reacher helps an FBI agent look for her missing brother and takes on a foe named Dendoncker.

9. UGLY LOVE, by Colleen Hoover. (Atria) Tate Collins and Miles Archer, an airline pilot, think they can handle a no-strings-attached arrangement. But they can’t.

10. DREAM TOWN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) The third book in the Archer series. Archer, Dash and Callahan search for a missing screenwriter who had a dead body turn up in her home.

11. THE LIONESS, by Chris Bohjalian. (Doubleday) In 1964, a violent kidnapping disrupts a honeymoon holiday in Tanzania for a Hollywood star and her friends.

12. RUN, ROSE, RUN, by Dolly Parton and James Patterson. (Little, Brown) A singer-songwriter goes to Nashville seeking stardom but is followed by her dark past.

13. PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION, by Emily Henry. (Berkley) Opposites Poppy and Alex meet to vacation together one more time in hopes of saving their relationship.

14. NOVEMBER 9, by Colleen Hoover. (Atria) Is Ben using his relationship with Fallon as fodder for his novel?

15. THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS, by Ali Hazelwood. (Berkley) A young professor agrees to pretend to be a third-year Ph.D. candidate’s boyfriend.


1. KILLING THE KILLERS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (St. Martin’s) The 11th book in the conservative commentator’s “Killing” series gives an account of the global war against terrorists.

2. FINDING ME, by Viola Davis. (HarperOne) The multiple award-winning actress describes the difficulties she encountered before claiming her sense of self and achieving professional success.

3. A SACRED OATH, by Mark T. Esper. (Morrow) The former secretary of defense gives an account of serving in his post until he was fired by the president after the 2020 election.

4. LILY’S PROMISE, by Lily Ebert and Dov Forman. (HarperOne) A 98-year-old woman who gained attention through TikTok videos tells her the story of surviving Auschwitz.

5. THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE, by Bessel van der Kolk. (Penguin) How traumatic affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

6. THE PALACE PAPERS, by Tina Brown. (Crown) This follow-up to “The Diana Chronicles” details how the royal family reinvented itself after the death of Princess Diana.

7. THIS WILL NOT PASS, by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns. (Simon & Schuster) Two New York Times correspondents chronicle the 2020 election and the first year of the Biden Presidency.

8. HOW THE WORLD REALLY WORKS, by Vaclav Smil. (Viking) A look at our 21st-century lives covering food production, globalization and the environment, and prognostications for our quality of life.

9. OUT OF THE CORNER, by Jennifer Gray. (Ballantine) The actor details growing up the child of Joel Gray, her iconic film roles and the repercussions of a plastic surgery procedure.

10. ALI’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, by Ali Wentworth. (Harper) The comedic actress shares stories of joy and despair during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11. EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. (Random House) The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

12. BACK TO THE PRAIRIE, by Melissa Gilbert. (Gallery) The actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild chronicles renovating a cottage in the Catskills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

13. HEARTS TOUCHED WITH FIRE, by David Gergen. (Simon & Schuster) The former White House adviser to four presidents details the stories of iconic and effective leaders.

14. CRYING IN H MART, by Michelle Zauner. (Knopf) The daughter of a Korean mother and an American Jewish father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.

15. UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, by Jon Krakauer. (Anchor) Two brothers who subscribed to a fundamentalist version of Mormonism killed a woman and her daughter; the basis of the TV series.

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