NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of June 26, 2014In The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) follows private detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates the murder of a novelist. It debuts at No. 1.
While investigating the brutal murder of a novelist — who had just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen portraits of almost everyone he knew — P.I. Cormoran Strike must race against time to catch a killer unlike any he has ever encountered.
After being presumed dead, Jamie Fraser returns to find that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered who is real father is and his nephew has decided to marry a Quaker.
Months after a crazed hit-and-run driver kills several attendees at a Midwestern job fair, a depressed retired cop and two unlikely allies join forces to find and stop the killer, who has sent a letter threatening another attack.
Struggling with the demands of her job, distant husband, spoiled daughter and Alzheimer's patient father, Allison becomes addicted to painkillers and lands in rehab, where she confronts incompatible recovery techniques, barely trained counselors and her own denial.
Failing to secure American support for the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War in 1938, a minor Spanish noble travels to Paris, where he promotes the Republican cause before undertaking a mission to infiltrate the Spanish government.
For years, Shea Rigsby has devoted herself to her hometown's football team and its coach's family. But when the family matriarch dies, Shea learns some unsettling truths that finally make her strike out on her own.
Three Asian-American girls meet at an exclusive San Francisco nightclub and become fast friends until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor causes one of them to be betrayed and sent to an internment camp.
Enduring life in an isolated bookstore on the Welsh countryside, young American woman Tooly reflects on her childhood under the care of bandits before a long-lost boyfriend offers clues to help her with unanswered questions.
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