‘World War Z’ by Max Brooks tops this week’s bestsellers list

July 12, 2013

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Fiction

1. 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. [9]

2. JOYLAND

(Hard Case, $12.95). By Stephen King. A young carnival hand confronts a murder and the fate of a dead child. [5]

3. FRIENDS FOREVER

(Dell, $7.99). By Danielle Steel. Five children meet in kindergarten and learn the true meaning of friendship as they grow up togeather. [2]

4. THE NEWCOMER

(Mira, $7.99). By Robyn Carr. A single dad’s new romance is in trouble with the arrival of his ex-wife. [2]

5. BACKFIRE

(Jove, $9.99). By Catherine Coulter. Tension mounts as FBI agents investigating the murder of a judge search for answers. [2]

6. 11TH HOUR

(Vision, $10). By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Time runs out for the Women’s Murder Club to solve two crimes. [1]

7. A WANTED MAN

(Dell, $9.99). By Lee Child. Reacher hitches a ride to Virginia that leads him right into a conspiracy. [6]

8. GOTCHA!

(Zebra, $7.99). By Fern Michaels. In the newest “Sisterhood” novel, an investigation into a man’s death is prompted by the mother’s suspicion of the wife. [2]

9. THE TAMING OF RYDER CAVANAUGH

(Avon, $7.99). By Stephanie Laurens. The second installment of the “Cynster Sisters” duo. [2]

10. THE BAT: THE FIRST INSPECTOR HARRY HOLE NOVEL

(Vintage, $14.95). By Jo Nesbo. [1]

Nonfiction

1. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [148]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [37]

3. INQUEBRANTABLE: MI HISTORIA, A MI MANERA(UNBREAKABLE: MY STORY, MY WAY)

English and Spanish editions (Atria, $16). By Jenni Rivera. [1]

4. 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..

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [20]

6. HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED: GRIT, CURIOSITY, AND THE HIDDEN POWER OF CHARACTER

(Mariner, $15.95). By Paul Tough. [2]

7. WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

(Vintage, $15.95). By Cheryl Strayed. [10]

8. 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. [84]

9. DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US

(Riverhead, $16). By Daniel H. Pink. [10]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [63]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. INFERNO

(Doubleday, $29.95). By Dan Brown. Robert Landgon’s newest investigation revolves around Dante’s “Inferno.” [8]

2. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

(Riverhead, $28.95). By Khaled Hosseini. Love and devotion among family and friends in war-torn Afghanistan. [7]

3. 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. [2]

4. BAD MONKEY

(Knopf, $26.95). By Carl Hiaasen. Andrew Yancy has a human arm in his freezer. How’d it get there? [4]

5. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE

(William Morrow, $25.99). By Neil Gaiman. A middle aged man with supernatural powers looks back on his life. [3]

6. AFFLICTION

(Berkley, $28.95). By Laurell K. Hamilton. Vampire hunter Anita Blake faces a new enemy, a special, day-hunting breed of zombies. [1]

7. THE HEIST

(Bantam, $28). By Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. An FBI agent and a con man team up to investigate a corrupt investment banker. [3]

8. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [50]

9. THE EYE OF GOD

(William Morrow, $27.99). By James Rollins. Ancient mysteries are unearthed in the 11th entry of the “Sigma Force” series. [3]

10. UNSEEN

(DELACORTE PRESS, $27.00). By Karin Slaughter. Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation poses as a ruthless con-man. [1]

Nonfiction

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

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [17]

2, GETTYSBURG: THE LAST INVASION

(Knopf, $35). By Allen C. Guelzo. [2]

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

(Howard, $24.99). By Phil Robertson. [9]

4. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Thomas Nelson, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [18]

5. REVOLUTIONARY SUMMER: THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

(Knopf, $26.95). By Joseph J. Ellis. [4]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [123]

7. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS

(William Morrow, $29.99). By Chris Kyle and William Doyle. [4]

8. BREAKTHROUGH: OUR GUERILLA WAR TO EXPOSE FRAUD AND SAVE DEMOCRACY

(Threshold, $26). By James O'Keefe. [2]

9. THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY: HOW FAITH, FAMILY, AND DUCKS BUILT A DYNASTY

(Howard, $23.99). By Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson. [1]

10. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS(

(Quirk, $14.95). By Ian Doescher. The Bard of Avon tells the story of a galaxy far, far away. [1]

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