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Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Must reads: Coaching Tiger Woods, Rachel Maddow, ‘Weeknights with Giada’

Debut titles — from MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s take on the American military to tales of suspense and passion from both James Patterson and Danielle Steel — comprise the bulk of the books stacked in this week’s nonfiction and fiction lists. The curious part, of course, is how long will they stay there ...


NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Encyclopedia Britannica editions are seen at the New York Public Library on March 14, 2012 in New York City. Encyclopedia Britannica announced it will be ceasing its print edition of reference books for the first time in its 244-year history to focus solely on digital versions. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) (Mario Tama - GETTY IMAGES)

BOOK WORLD

Bestsellers — April 8, 2012

(Numbers in brackets represent weeks on the list)

(Click on the author’s name to be linked to Book World’s review)

NONFICTION HARDCOVER

1. DRIFT: THE UNMOORING OF AMERICAN MILITARY POWER
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: Television host Rachel Maddow arrives for a lunch hosted in honor of Prime Minister David Cameron at the State Department on March 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Hoffman - GETTY IMAGES)

(Crown, $25). By Rachel Maddow. The dangers of the national security apparatus and our state of perpetual war. [1]

2. THE BIG MISS: MY YEARS COACHING TIGER WOODS

(Crown Archetype, $26). By Hank Haney. An insider’s tale of six years, six major championships and everything in between. [1]

3. WEEKNIGHTS WITH GIADA: QUICK & SIMPLE RECIPES TO REVAMP DINNER

(Clarkson Potter, $35). By Giada de Laurentiis. Inspired meals for those hectic weekday meals. [1]

4. NEW AMERICAN HAGGADAH

(Little, Brown, $29.99). Edited by Jonathan Safran Foer; with a new translation by Nathan Englander. [2]

5. THE CIRCLE MAKER PRAYING CIRCLES AROUND YOUR BIGGEST DREAMS AND GREATEST FEARS

(Zondervan, $19.99). By Mark Batterson [5]

6. THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION: THE ULTRA-HEALTHY PROGRAM FOR LOSING WEIGHT, PREVENTING DISEASE, AND FEELING GREAT NOW!

(Little, Brown, $27.99). By Mark Hyman [5]

7. IMAGINE: HOW CREATIVITY WORKS

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26). By Jonah Lehrer. Revealing how various, often quirky thought processes are key to inspiration. [2]

8. AMERICA THE VULNERABLE: INSIDE THE NEW THREAT MATRIX OF DIGITAL ESPIONAGE, CRIME, AND WARFARE

(Penguin Press, $27.95). By Joel Brenner [1]

9. STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP'S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”

(Gallup, $24.95). By Tom Rath [74]

10. LET IT GO: FORGIVE SO YOU CAN BE FORGIVEN

(Atria, $25). By T.D. Jakes. Sage spiritual advice with practical applications. [1]

FICTION HARDCOVER

1. GUILTY WIVES

(Little, Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson & David Ellis. Four tight friends’ lavish Monte Carlo vacation is cut short when they’re accused of a heinous crime. [1]

2. BETRAYAL

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. A renowned filmmaker’s grounded life is upended by evidence of embezzlement. [1]

3. LOVER REBORN
(NAL, $27.95). By J.R. Ward. A grief-stricken vampire warrior faces grave obstacles to free a beloved in this new Black Dagger Brotherhood outing. [1]

4. ELEGY FOR EDDIE

(Harper, $25.99). By Jacqueline Winspear. Masie Dobbs’ latest case takes her to the working-class streets of London — and her own past. [1]

5. STAY CLOSE

(Dutton, $27.95) By Harlan Coben. The (formerly hidden) pasts of three individuals come back to upend lives in this stand-alone thriller. [2]

6. LONE WOLF

(Atria, $28) By Jodi Picoult. It’s the day of reckoning when a father’s serious accident compels his estranged family to grapple with long-ignored issues. [5]

7. THE THIEF

(Putnam, $27.95) By Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. Detective Isaac Bell aims to thwart an agent after a new invention that may tilt the balance of power as WWI looms. [4]

8. KILL SHOT

(Atria, $27.99) By Vince Flynn. Readers are given a “prequel” of sorts with a chronicle of agent Mitch Rapp’s first year in the CIA. [8]

9. PRIVATE GAMES

(Little, Brown, $27.99) By James Patterson & Mark Sullivan. A very au courant mystery, featuring murder at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. [7]

10. A GAME OF THRONES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

(Bantam, $25). By George R.R. Martin. But the first volume, with a story adapted by Daniel Abraham & art by Tommy Patterson. [1]



NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE?

(Artisan, $19.95). By the Buried Life. A quartet of guys, on a mission to change lives, offer 200 options to the question above. [1]

2. ROMEO & JULIET

(Simon & Schuster, $5.99). By William Shakespeare. The Bard’s classic tale of “star-crossed lovers” caught in a familial feud. [1]

3. THE BOY WHO CAME BACK FROM HEAVEN: A REMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF MIRACLES, AND ANGELS, AND LIFE BEYOND THIS WORLD

(Tyndale, $15.99). By Kevin & Alex Malarkey [1]

4. THE TRUSTED ADVISOR

(Free Press, $15.95). By David H. Maister, Charles H. Green, and Robert M. Galford. Why earning the client’s confidence is paramount. [1]

5. JOSIE’S STORY: A MOTHER’S INSPIRING CRUSADE TO MAKE MEDICAL CARE SAFE

(Grove, $14.95). By Sorrel King. A tragedy propels change. [1]

6. BOSSYPANTS

(Reagan Arthur, $15.99) By Tina Fey. An amusing memoir from the acclaimed former SNL writer, comedian and actress. [13]

7. THE MAGIC

(Atria, $12.99) By Rhonda Byrne. The guide to the bestselling “The Secret” returns, with an encrypted text that has the potential to change lives. [4]

8. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: A LITTLE BOY’S ASTOUNDING STORY OF HIS TRIP TO HEAVEN AND BACK

(Thomas Nelson, $16.99). By Todd Burpo [62]

9. A GUIDE TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (PMBOK GUIDE)

(Project Management, $65.95). Fourth edition of the project management test guide. [4]

10. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

(Broadway, $16). By Rebecca Skloot. How one woman’s death from cervical cancer in 1951 led to the creation of the prodigious HeLa cell line. [56]


FICTION PAPERBACK

1. THE LUCKY ONE

(Grand Central, $14.99; Vision, $7.99) By Nicholas Sparks. True love awaits at the end of the search for a woman smiling in a photo; a new feature film. [9]

2. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST

(Vintage, $15.95; $9.99). By Stieg Larsson. The Millennium Trilogy concludes with Lisbeth Salander hunting for her failed assassin. [6]

3. THE AFFAIR

(Dell, $9.99). By Lee Child. A flashback to Jack Reacher’s past and a case of murder, coverup and conspiracy involving a well-connected soldier. [1]

4. A GAME OF THRONES

(Bantam, $17; Spectra, $8.99) By George R.R. Martin. The first book of the fantasy epic “A Song of Ice and Fire.”; the HBO miniseries’ second seasons began April 1. [11]

5. I’LL WALK ALONE

(Pocket, $7.99) By Mary Higgins Clark. A Manhattan designer is terrorized by an identity thief — who may have kidnapped her child years earlier. [2]

6. ZERO DAY

(Grand Central, $14.99). By David Baldacci.A top notch U.S. Army CID investigator finds something amiss in a rural WVa.town. [1]

7. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

(Vintage, $14.95; $7.99). By Stieg Larsson. First book in the late Swede’s “Millennium Trilogy.” [130]

8. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

(Vintage, $15.95; $7.99). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. [74]

9. THE SIXTH MAN

(Vision, $9.99) By David Baldacci. An alleged serial killer’s attorney is murdered before King & Maxwell can confer on the case; the mass market (and third) edition of this novel. [13]

10. THE POSTCARD KILLERS

(Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson & Liza Marklund. A postcard sent to the local newspaper is a European killer’s calling card. [1]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended April 1, 2012. 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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