James Patterson’s “Alex Cross, Run” debuts at four on the paperbacks list, J.K. Rowling tops two lists, again

PAPERBACK

Fiction

1. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $18). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [2]

2. THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR

(Ballantine, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. A widow opens a bed and breakfast. Then the adventures begin. [1]

3. THREE LITTLE WORDS

(Harlequin, $7.99). By Susan Mallery. Isabel Beebe has the worst luck with love, then she gets a second chance with her high school crush. [1]

4. ALEX CROSS, RUN

(Grand Central, $15). By James Patterson. Alex Cross is investigating serial murders. Meanwhile, someone is seeking vengeance against him. [1]

5. CALCULATED IN DEATH

(Berkley, $7.99). By J.D. Robb. Eve Dallas investigates the death of an accountant, and immerses herself in her billionaire husband’s world. [1]

6. JOYLAND

(Hard Case, $12.95). By Stephen King. A young carnival hand confronts a murder and the fate of a dead child. [9]

7. MAGIC RISES

(ACE, $7.99). By Ilona Andrews. Kate Daniels and the Beast Lord must save imperilled shape-shifting children. [1]

8. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [38]

9. LOW PRESSURE

(Vision, $8). By Sandra Brown. A successful author must confront her demons while being stalked. [1]

10. READY TO DIE

(Zebra, $7.99). By Lisa Jackson. Sheriff Dan Grayson has been gunned down. Then a judge is murdered. Detective Regan Pescoli doesn’t have much time before the next person is found dead. [1]

Nonfiction

1. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [152]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [41]

2. GETTING TO YES: NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN

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

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [23]

4. WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD DICTIONARY

(Pocket, $5.50). Edited by Michael E. Agnes. [1]

5. 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. [13]

6. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: MY YEAR IN A WOMEN’S PRISON

(Spiegel & Grau, $16-). By Piper Kerman. [1]

7. 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. [87]

8. THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL: HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE TEACHER

(Harry K. Wong Publications, $34.95). By Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong. [1]

9. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay Books, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [32]

10. IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? (AND OTHER CONCERNS)

(Three Rivers), $14.00). By Mindy Kaling.[1]

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. [2]

2. INFERNO

(Doubleday, $29.95). By Dan Brown. Robert Langdon’s newest investigation revolves around Dante’s “Inferno.” [12]

3. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

(Riverhead, $28.95). By Khaled Hosseini. Love and devotion among family and friends in war-torn Afghanistan. [11]

4. 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. [3]

5. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [54]

6. FIRST SIGHT

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. A successful fashion designer must reconcile her tormented past. [3]

7. THE WHITE PRINCESS

(Touchstone, $27.99). By Philippa Gregory. Henry VII hopes to protect his crown by marrying a daughter of York. [2]

8. 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. [6]

9. 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. [6]

10. LIGHT OF THE WORLD

(Simon & Schuster, $27.99). By James Lee Burke. Dave Robicheaux investigates a series of unfortunate events while vacationing in Montana. [2]

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. [3]

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

(Random House, $27). By Reza Aslan. [3]

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

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [21]

4. THE BUTLER: A WITNESS TO HISTORY

(37 INK, $18). By Wil Haygood. Eugene Allen was a White House butler for 34 years. [1]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [127]

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

(Howard, $24.99). By Phil Robertson. [13]

7. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Thomas Nelson, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [22]

8. SHIRLEY JONES

(Gallery , $27.00). By Shirley Jones. The musical actor recounts her life. [1]

9. LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS

(Little, Brown, $27). By David Sedaris. Essays by the famed humorist. [6]

10. FANTASY LIFE: THE OUTRAGEOUS, UPLIFTING, AND HEARTBREAKING WORLD OF FANTASY SPORTS FROM THE GUY WHO’S LIVED IT

(Riverhead, $27.95). By Matthew Berry. [2]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended XXXXXX. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 20XX 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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