3 DEMON COPPERHEAD (Harper, $32.50). By Barbara Kingsolver. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a boy born in a trailer in Appalachia faces the challenges of childhood poverty with resilience.
4 LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY (Doubleday, $29). By Bonnie Garmus. A mid-century scientist becomes a sensation while hosting a feminist cooking show.
5 YELLOWFACE (William Morrow, $30). By R.F. Kuang. An author who stole a competitor’s work must decide how far she will go to protect the secret behind her success.
6 THE MAKING OF ANOTHER MAJOR MOTION PICTURE MASTERPIECE (Knopf, $32.50). By Tom Hanks, R. Sikoryak (Illus.). The making of a superhero movie is followed from conception to production, chronicling the stories of the people who took part in shaping the film.
7 TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW (Knopf, $28). By Gabrielle Zevin. Two friends run a successful video design company while testing the boundaries of their relationship.
8 HELLO BEAUTIFUL (Dial, $28). By Ann Napolitano. A tragedy from a young man’s past tears a rift in the relationship between three sisters he has befriended.
9 THE GUEST (Random House, $28). By Emma Cline. A woman flees to the Hamptons for the summer, where she tries to pass herself off as someone she is not.
10 REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES (Ecco, $27.99). By Shelby Van Pelt. A woman develops a friendship with an octopus living in an aquarium.
1 THE WAGER (Doubleday, $30). By David Grann. After enduring storms, sickness and a shipwreck, the surviving crew members of HMS Wager turn against each other.
2 THE CREATIVE ACT (Penguin, $32). By Rick Rubin. A Grammy-winning music producer shares how artists work and suggests ways to foster creativity in everyday life.
3 POVERTY, BY AMERICA (Crown, $28). By Matthew Desmond. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted” examines the reasons poverty is entrenched in the culture of the United States.
4 THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE (HarperOne, $22.99). By Charlie Mackesy. The British illustrator brings to life fables about unlikely friendships.
5 I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED (Simon & Schuster, $27.99). By Jennette McCurdy. The former Nickelodeon actor details her dysfunctional childhood and the resulting psychological distress she faced during adulthood.
6 KING: A LIFE (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $35). By Jonathan Eig. A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that reckons with the private man and the public figure.
7 YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL (Atria/One Signal, $28). By Maggie Smith. The author of the poetry collection “Good Bones” muses about parenthood, divorce, and the lessons she has learned.
8 ATOMIC HABITS (Avery, $27). By James Clear. How to make small changes that have a big impact.
9 A FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND (Viking, $30). Timothy Egan. The rise and downfall of a predatory grifter who was responsible for the Ku Klux Klan’s ascent to power in the 1920s.
10 LOOK FOR ME THERE (Harper Horizon, $28.99). By Luke Russert. The former NBC News correspondent who followed in his famous father’s footsteps reflects on his choice to leave the news business and travel the world.
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