Two J.K. Rowling books top the bestsellers lists this week

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1. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $18). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [1]

2. JOYLAND

(Hard Case, $12.95). By Stephen King. A young carnival hand confronts a murder and the fate of a dead child. [8]

3. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [37]

4. ENDER’S GAME

(Tor, $7.99). By Orson Scott Card. A boy genius may be the last hope for humans as they battle hostile aliens. [2]

5. FRIENDS FOREVER

(Dell, $7.99). By Danielle Steel. Five children meet in kindergarten and learn the true meaning of friendship as they grow up together. [5]

6. BACKFIRE

(Jove, $9.99). By Catherine Coulter. Tension mounts as FBI agents investigating the murder of a judge search for answers. [5]

7. WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR (Three Rivers, $14.95). By Max Brooks. Survivors of a global zombie war give their accounts of what happened 10 years earlier. [12]

8. BEAUTIFUL RUINS

(Harper Perennial, $15.99). By Jess Walter. A love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. [12]

9. FAHRENHEIT 451

(Simon & Schuster, $11.99). By Ray Bradbury. The classic of the future’s war on books is a standard on back to school lists. [3]

10. 11TH HOUR

(Vision, $10). By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Time runs out for the Women’s Murder Club to solve two crimes. [4]

Nonfiction

1. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [151]

2. GETTING TO YES: NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN

(Penguin, $16). By Roger Fisher and William Ury. [9]

3. PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [40]

4. THE CUCKOO’S EGG: TRACKING A SPY THROUGH THE MAZE OF COMPUTER ESPIONAGE

(Pocket, $16). By Cliff Stoll. [1]

5. HOW THE INTERNET WORKS

(Que, $39.99). By Preston Gralla. [1]

6. HOW COMPUTERS WORK

(Que, $34.99). By Ron White. [1]

7. SECRETS AND LIES: DIGITAL SECURITY IN A NETWORKED WORLD

(Wiley, $17.95). By Bruce Schneier.[1]

8. HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR: A LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING GUIDE TO READING BETWEEN THE LINES

(Harper Perennial, $15.99). By Thomas C. Foster. [12]

9. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [66]

10. QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [22]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. THE CUCKOO’S CALLING

(Mulholland, $26). By Robert Galbraith. J.K. Rowling ghost writes a mystery about a detective investigating the suicide of a super model. [1]

2. INFERNO

(Doubleday, $29.95). By Dan Brown. Robert Landgon’s newest investigation revolves around Dante’s “Inferno.” [11]

3. THE ENGLISH GIRL

(Harper, $27.99). By Daniel Silva. A young woman vanishes. The prime minister's career is threatened. Gabriel Allon must save the day. [2]

4. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

(Riverhead, $28.95). By Khaled Hosseini. Love and devotion among family and friends in war-torn Afghanistan. [10]

5. FIRST SIGHT

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. A successful fashion designer must reconcile her tormented past. [2]

6. THE WHITE PRINCESS

(Touchstone, $27.99). By Philippa Gregory. Henry VII hopes to protect his crown by marrying a daughter of York. [1]

7. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [53]

8. LIGHT OF THE WORLD

(Simon & Schuster, $27.99). By James Lee Burke. Dave Robicheaux investigates a series of unfortunate events while vacationing in Montana. [1]

9. BOMBSHELL

(Putnam, $26.95). By Catherine Coulter. An FBI special agent investigates an attack on his sister. [3]

10. SECOND HONEYMOON

(Little, Brown, $28). By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. An FBI Agent is on the case of a murderer who’s targeting newlywed s. [5]

Nonfiction

1. THIS TOWN: TWO PARTIES AND A FUNERAL-PLUS, PLENTY OF VALET PARKING!-IN AMERICA’S GILDED CAPITAL

(Blue Rider, $27.95). By Mark Leibovich. [2]

2. LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [20]

3. ZEALOT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS OF NAZARETH

(Random House, $27). By Reza Aslan. [2]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [126]

5. SECURITY ENGINEERING: A GUIDE TO BUILDING DEPENDABLE DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

(Wiley, $80). By Ross J. Anderson. [1]

6. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY: MY LIFE AND LEGACY AS THE DUCK COMMANDER

(Howard, $24.99). By Phil Robertson. [12]

7. Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election---and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016

(Broadside $26.99). By L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham. [1]

8. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Thomas Nelson, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [21]

9. A CURIOUS DISCOVERY: AN ENTREPRENEUR’S STORY

(HarperBusiness, $28.99). By John S. Hendricks. [1]

10. THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (FOURTH EDITION)

(Longman, $15.95). By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. The classic guide to writing well. [2]

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