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Fiction

1 THE PERFECT HOPE (Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. The Montgomery brothers operate a bed and breakfast in a small town and find love. 3
2 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that has become a publishing phenomenon. 35
3 FIFTY SHADES FREED (Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. How traditional a couple are Ana and Christian? The trilogy’s conclusion answers all. 29
4 LIFE OF PI (Mariner, $15.95). By Yann Martel. A boy survives 227 days at sea with a tiger. The movie version arrived in theaters last month. 25
5 FIFTY SHADES DARKER (Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. 30
6 REFLECTED IN YOU (Berkley, $15). By Sylvia Day. A tale billed as “erotic,” the second installment of the author’s “Crossfire” series and sporting a cover in the style of E.L. James’s trilogy. 5
7 KILL ALEX CROSS (Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson. The president’s children are abducted, but someone powerful doesn’t want Cross on the case. 1
8 BARED TO YOU (Berkley, $15). By Sylvia Day. The first book in the author’s “Crossfire” series. 13
9 WICKED BUSINESS (Bantam, $8.99). By Janet Evanovich. After a Harvard professor is murdered, Lizzy and Diesel begin a quest for a lost relic. 1
10 JACK REACHER: ONE SHOT (Dell, $9.99). By Lee Child. A former military sniper, accused of gunning down five office workers, asks for ex-Army cop Jack Reacher. 4

Nonfiction/General

1 TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN (Simon & Schuster, $21). By Doris Kearns Goodwin. The inspiration for the new film “Lincoln.” 23
2 PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE (Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. 5
3 HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CAT IS PLOTTING TO KILL YOU (Andrews McMeel, $14.99). By the Oatmeal and Matthew Inman. The pawing of a nice cat may mean he is feeling for your vital organs. 3
4 THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. 128
5 A Message to Garcia: And Other Essential Writings on Success (Executive, $1.95). By Elbert Hubbard. 1
6 HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX!: THE ULTIMATE GUILT-FREE COOKBOOK (St. Martin's Griffin, $27.99). By Lisa Lillien. 3
7 MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS (Ballantine Books, $16). By Carol Dweck. Why attitude is as important as talent. 15
8 TO HEAVEN AND BACK: THE TRUE STORY OF A DOCTOR’S EXTRAORDINARY WALK WITH GOD (WaterBrook, $14.99). By Mary C. Neal. 13
9 CHRISTMAS IS NOT YOUR BIRTHDAY: EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF LIVING AND GIVING LIKE JESUS (Abingdon, $11.99). By Michael Slaughter. 1
10 IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER’S BERLIN (Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson. 16

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Nov. 25. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2012 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand column of numbers represents weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The bestseller lists in print alternate between hardcover and paperback; the complete list can be found online.)

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