September 14, 2013

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Fiction

1. THE RACKETEER

(Dell, $9.99, Bantam $16). By John Grisham. An imprisoned lawyer helps a murder investigation. [2]

2. THE FORGOTTEN

(Grand Central, $10). By David Baldacci. The death of a beloved aunt leads Army Special Agent John Puller into a dangerous conspiracy. [8]

3. THE BONE BED

(Berkley, $9.99). By Patricia Cornwell. A paleontoligist is murdered and Scarpetta investigates. [1]

4. THE HERO

(Mira, $7.99). By Robyn Carr. Devon McAllister, fleeing from her past, falls for Thunder Point’s high school football coach. [2]

5. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [41]

6. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

(Grand Central, $7.99). By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. [13]

7. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $18). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [7]

8. BIG SKY WEDDING

(Harlequin, $7.99). By Linda Lael Miller. Brylee Parrish was jilted at the alter. She promised she’d never fall in love again. Then the famous Zane Sutton came. [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. [3]

10. WINTER OF THE WORLD

(NAL, $25). By Ken Follett. Book two of the Century Trilogy continues through World War II. [2]

Nonfiction

1. MARCH: BOOK 1

(Top Shelf Productions , $14.95). By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. [3]

2. MERRIAM-WEBSTER’S FRENCH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

(Merriam-Webster, $5.99). Edited by Eileen M. Haraty. [1]

3. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [157]

4. A WRITER’S REFERENCE

(Bedford, $73.50). By Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers. [1]

5. THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (FOURTH EDITION)

(Longman, $9.95). By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. The classic guide to writing well. [11]

6. NIGHT

(Hill & Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. The terrifying account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. [78]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [46]

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

(Pocket, $5.99). Edited by David Pharies. [3]

9. GETTING TEACHER EVALUATION RIGHT: WHAT REALLY MATTERS FOR EFFECTIVENESS AND IMPROVEMENT

(Teachers College Press, $25.95). By Linda Darling-Hammond. [1]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [25]

Fiction

1. NEVER GO BACK

(Delacorte, $28). By Lee Child. Jack Reacher makes it to northeastern Virginia, but the military officer he is suppose to meet goes missing. [1]

2. THE MAYAN SECRETS

(Putnam, $28.95). By Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry. Sam and Remi Fargo uncover a sacred Mayan book. Sinister people will kill for the find. [1]

3. 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. [7]

4. INFERNO

(Doubleday, $29.95). By Dan Brown. Robert Langdon’s newest investigation revolves around Dante’s “Inferno.” [17]

5. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

(Riverhead, $28.95). By Khaled Hosseini. Love and devotion among family and friends in war-torn Afghanistan. [16]

6. STYXX

(St. martin's, $27.99). By Sherrilyn Kenyon. Styxx must decide whether he’ll save the brother he hates. [1]

7. MADDADDAM

(Nan A. Talese, $27.95). By Margaret Atwood. The concluding volume of Atwood’s well-regarded dystopian trilogy. [1]

8. DARK LYCAN

(Berkley, $26.95). By Christine Feehan. Tatijana of the Dragonseekers emerges from a cryogenic sleep to a new world. [1]

9. MISTRESS

(Little, Brown, $28). By James Patterson and David Ellis. A man obsessed about a woman searches for the person who killed her. [5]

10. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN

(Minotaur, $25.99). By Louise Penny. Chief Inspector Gamache investigates the disappearance of an old friend. [2]

Nonfiction

1. SI-COLOGY 1: TALES AND WISDOM FROM DUCK DYNASTY’S FAVORITE UNCLE

(Howard, $22.99). By Si Robertson. [1]

2. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS: RESTORING THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC

(Threshold, $26.99). By Mark R. Levin. [4]

3. MISSION IN A BOTTLE: THE HONEST GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS DIFFERENTLY--AND SUCCEEDING

(Crown, $23). By Seth Goldman, Barry Nalebuff and Sungyoon Choi. The founders of Honest Tea share their secrets to success. [1]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [132]

5. 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]

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

(Random House, $27). By Reza Aslan. [8]

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

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [26]

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

(Howard, $24.99). By Phil Robertson. [17]

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

(Doubleday, $28.95). By Scott Anderson. [4]

10. SALINGER

(Simon & Schuster, $37.50). By David Shields and Shane Salerno . The life and times J.D. Salinger, author of “The Catcher in the Rye.”

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