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Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ bests Stephen King for Publishers Weekly best-sellers top spot

While ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel is No. 1 for hardcover fiction, Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Talking to Strangers’ is tops for nonfiction.

Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” her long-awaited sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is seeing stellar sales.
Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” her long-awaited sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is seeing stellar sales.
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HARDCOVER FICTION
  1. “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese)
  2. “The Institute” by Stephen King (Scribner)
  3. “The Oracle” by Jonathan Cahn (Charisma House)
  4. “Killer Instinct” by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown)
  5. “The Titanic Secret” by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  6. “Vendetta in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin’s Press)
  7. “The Girl Who Lived Twice” by David Lagercrantz (Knopf)
  8. “A Better Man” by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
  9. “The Dark Side” by Danielle Steel (Dell)
  10. “The Inn” by James Patterson with Candace Fox (Little, Brown)
  11. “One Good Deed” by David Baldacci (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  12. “The Secrets We Kept” by Lara Prescott (Knopf)
  13. “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
  14. “Boundless” by R.A. Salvatore (Harper Voyage)
  15. “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
  1. “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)
  2. “Call Sign Chaos” by Jim Mattis and Bing West (Random House)
  3. “Everything is Figureoutable” by Marie Forleo (Portfolio)
  4. “Antoni in the Kitchen” by Antoni Porowski (HMH/Martin)
  5. “The Education of an Idealist” by Samantha Power (Dey Street Books)
  6. “Radicals, Resistance and Revenge” by Jeanine Pirro (Center Street)
  7. “Beholding and Becoming” by Ruth Chous Simons (Harvest House)
  8. “The Only Plane in the Sky” by Garrett M. Graff (Avid Reader Press)
  9. “She Said” by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (Penguin)
  10. “Tools and Weapons” by Smith/Browne (Penguin)
  11. “Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?” by Dauitliln Doughty (W.W. Norton & Co.)
  12. “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst (Thomas Nelson)
  13. “How To” by Randall Munroe (Riverhead)
  14. “Lifespan” by David A. Sinclair and Matthew D. LaPlante (Atria Books)
  15. “The Soulful Art of Persuasion” by Jason Harris (Currency)