Bestseller Hard Fiction

Bestseller Hard Fiction

1. NINETEEN MINUTES, by Jodi Picoult. (Atria, $26.95.) The aftermath of a high school shooting reveals the fault lines in a small New Hampshire town.
2. WHITETHORN WOODS, by Maeve Binchy. (Knopf, $25.95.) A proposed highway threatens the existence of a religious shrine in a rural Irish village.
3. SISTERS, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $27.) After a family tragedy, four sisters with very different lives decide to share a Manhattan brownstone.
4. SHOPAHOLIC & BABY, by Sophie Kinsella. (Dial, $24.) Becky is pregnant, and the obstetrician turns out to be her husband's ex-girlfriend.
5. STEP ON A CRACK, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A detective raising 10 children alone must rescue 34 high-level hostages.