4 HORSE (Viking, $28). By Geraldine Brooks. A scientist and a historian bond over their shared interest in a Civil War-era racehorse and its enslaved groom.
5 THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY (Viking, $26). By Matt Haig. A woman full of regrets lands in a library where she can risk her life if she had made different choices.
6 SEA OF TRANQUILITY (Knopf, $25). By Emily St. John Mandel. The author of ‘Station Eleven’ and ‘The Glass Hotel’ explores the psychological implications of time travel for characters from different centuries.
seven ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE HERE (Bantham, $28). By Ashley Flowers. A reporter returns to her hometown where she uncovers a connection between a recent murder and a decades-old cold case.
8 THE LAST WHITE MAN (Riverhead, $26). By Mohsin Hamid. A white man’s skin suddenly darkens, forcing him to face a lost privilege.
9 FOX CREEK (Atria, $28). By William Kent Kruger. Private investigator Cork O’Connor rushes to help his wife, his great-uncle who is an Ojibwe healer and a mysterious stranger escape the hunters who hunt them down.
ten MERCURY PICTURES PRESENTS (Hogarth, $28.99). By Anthony Marra. As she seeks approval from Hollywood censors, a producer finds herself drawn into a tragedy from her past.
1 CRYING IN H MART (Knopf, $26.95). By Michelle Zauner. A Korean American indie rock star recounts his relationship with his late mother and their shared culture.
2 HAPPY (Small, Brown, $29). By David Sedaris. The best-selling author’s essays detail her experiences during the pandemic.
3 ATOMIC HABITS (Avery, $27). By James Clair. How to make small changes that have a big impact.
4 LIGHTNING LIT PATH (Simon & Schuster, $32.50). By David Maranis. A chronicle of the achievements and struggles of transcendent athlete and Native American hero Jim Thorpe.
5 ATLAS OF THE HEART (Random house, $30). By Brene Brown. An exploration of 87 emotions to help people make more meaningful connections.
6 THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE (Harper One, $22.99). By Charlie Mackeysy. The British illustrator brings to life fables about unlikely friendships.
seven A HUGE WORLD (Random house, $30). By Ed Yong. A science writer describes various ways in which sensory perception can be experienced in animals, including humans.
8 LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $32.50). By Rinker Buck. An adventure historian builds a 19th-century flatboat and sails it down the Mississippi River.
9 A PLACE IN THE WORLD (Crown, $27). By Frances Mayes. The ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ author questions the meaning of home while living abroad.
ten DIRTBAG, MASSACHUSETTS (Bloomsbury, $27.) By Isaac Fitzgerald. A man looks back on his unstable childhood, troubled teenage years, and continued quest for self-acceptance.
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