August 30, 2013

PAPERBACK

Fiction

1. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $18). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [5]

2. THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR

(Ballantine, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. A widow opens a bed and breakfast. Then the adventures begin. [4]

3. ALEX CROSS, RUN

(Grand Central, $15). By James Patterson. Alex Cross is investigating serial murders. Meanwhile, someone is seeking vengeance against him. [4]

4. THINGS FALL APART

(Anchor, $11.95). By Chinua Achebe. Twin dramas in the history of an Ibo village in Nigeria. [1]

5. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

(Grand Central, $7.99). By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. [11]

6. 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. [4]

7. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [40]

8. THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET

(Vintage, $11). By Sandra Cisneros. A Latina girl comes of age in Chicago. [2]

9. THE LAST MAN

(Pocket, $9.99). By Vince Flynn. A top CIA official is kidnapped in Afghanistan. What can Mitch Rapp find out. [1]

10. LOW PRESSURE

(Vision, $8). By Sandra Brown. A successful author must confront her demons while being stalked. [4]

Nonfiction

1. WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD DICTIONARY

(Pocket, $5.50). Edited by Michael E. Agnes. [4]

2. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SPANISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY, FIFTH EDITION

(Pocket, $5.99). Edited by David Pharies. [1]

3. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [155]

4. THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (FOURTH EDITION)

(Longman, $15.95). By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. The classic guide to writing well. [12]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [44]

6. THE SPEED OF TRUST: THE ONE THING THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING

(Free, $16.99). By Stephen M.R. Covey. [3]

7. OPERATION MINCEMEAT: HOW A DEAD MAN AND A BIZARRE PLAN FOOLED THE NAZIS AND ASSURED AN ALLIED VICTORY

(Broadway, $15). By Ben Macintyre. [1]

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

(Spiegel & Grau, $16). By Piper Kerman. [5]

9. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

(Ballantine Books, $16). By Carol S. Dweck. Why attitude is as important as talent. [22]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [67]

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. [5]

2. INFERNO

(Doubleday, $29.95). By Dan Brown. Robert Langdon’s newest investigation revolves around Dante’s “Inferno.” [15]

3. MISTRESS

(Little, Brown, $28). By James Patterson and David Ellis. A man obsessed about a woman searches for the person who killed her. [3]

4. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

(Riverhead, $28.95). By Khaled Hosseini. Love and devotion among family and friends in war-torn Afghanistan. [14]

5. NIGHT FILM

(Random House, $28). By Marisha Pessl. A reporter investigates a mysterious and reclusive filmmaker, whose daughter is found dead. [1]

6. THE KILL LIST

(G. P. Putnam's, $27.95). By Frederick Forsyth. An intelligence officer hunts down a terrorist who killed his father. [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. [57]

8. THE BONE SEASON

(Bloomsbury, $24). By Samantha Shannon. 2059: dystopian London. The state is pursuing a clairvoyant citizen.

9. THE THIRD KINGDOM

(Tor, $29.99). By Terry Goodkind. Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell return. [1]

10. 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. [6]

-. ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM

(Ballantine, $26). By Debbie Macomber. Jo Marie Rose falls in love with the handyman who helps her plant her rose garden. [2]

Nonfiction

1. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS: RESTORING THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC

(Threshold, $26.99). By Mark R. Levin. [2]

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

(Blue Rider, $27.95). By Mark Leibovich. [6]

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

(Random House, $27). By Reza Aslan. [6]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [130]

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

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [24]

6. LAWRENCE IN ARABIA: WAR, DECEIT, IMPERIAL FOLLY AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

(Doubleday, $28.95). By Scott Anderson. [3]

7. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Thomas Nelson, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [24]

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

(Howard, $24.99). By Phil Robertson. [16]

9. GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE CROSSING

(Threshold, $18). By Jack E Levin and Mark R. Levin. [3]

10. RG3: THE PROMISE

(Blue Rider, $27.95). By Dave Sheinin. The biography of Robert Griffin III. [1]