Thomas Pynchon makes the bestsellers list for the first time since 2009

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Fiction

1. THE RACKETEER

(Dell, $9.99, Bantam $16). By John Grisham. An imprisoned lawyer helps a murder investigation. [4]

2. THE HIT

(Grand Central, $15). By David Baldacci. A government hitman on the trail of a rogue assassin uncovers a global security threat. [1]

3. THE BONE BED

(Berkley, $9.99). By Patricia Cornwell. A paleontologist is murdered and Scarpetta investigates. [3]

4. THE FORGOTTEN

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

5. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

(Grand Central, $7.99). By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. [15]

6. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $18). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [9]

7. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that became a publishing phenomenon. [55]

8. LORD OF THE FLIES

(Perigree, $9.99) By William Golding. The classic, unsettling tale of English schoolboys stranded on a deserted isle. [3]

9. 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. [6]

10. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [42]

Nonfiction

1. STEVE JOBS

(Simon & Schuster, $20). By Walter Isaacson. The biography of the founder of Apple. [1]

2. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [159]

3. THE PRICE OF POLITICS

(Simon & Schuster, $17). By Bob Woodward. The Washington Post reporter turns his eye on the economic debates of the Obama years. [1]

4. MIND IN THE MAKING: THE SEVEN ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS EVERY CHILD NEEDS

(William Morrow, $16.99). By Ellen Galinsky. [1]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [48]

6. THE INVISIBLE SPOTLIGHT: WHY MANAGERS CAN’T HIDE

(CreateSpace, $15.95). By Craig W. Wasserman and Doug Katz. [1]

7. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

(Ballantine, $16). By Carol S. Dweck. Why attitude is as important as talent. [23]

8. HIGH SCHOOL GPS: HELP YOUR CHILD NAVIGATE TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS

(Write Skills, $13.95). By Helen Gilwite. [1]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [68]

10. INTO THE WILD

(Anchor, $14.95) By Jon Krakauer. A true story about a young man’s fatal battle with nature. [28]

Fiction

1. THE LONGEST RIDE

(Grand Central, $27). By Nicholas Sparks. Lying injured by a car, a 91 year old man is helped by memories of his deceased wife. [1]

2. THANKLESS IN DEATH

(Putnam's, $27.95). By J.D. Robb. Eve Dallas investigates whether a 26-year-old murdered his family. [1]

3. W IS FOR WASTED

(Putnam, $28.95). By Sue Grafton. Kinsey Millhone investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths. [2]

4. 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. [3]

5. THE QUEST

(Center Street, $26). By Nelson DeMille. A Catholic priest is imprisoned in an Ethio­pian prison because he claims he knows the location of the Holy Grail. [1]

6. BLEEDING EDGE

(Penguin, $28.95). By Thomas Pynchon. In the months between the dotcom crash and the Sept. 11 attacks, a New York private detective investigations a billionaire tech geek. [1]

7. THE FINAL CUT

(Putnam, $26.95). By Catherine Coulter. Nicholas Drummond, Scotland Yard, searches for a stolen diamond. [1]

8. WHO ASKED YOU?

(Viking, $27.95). By Terry McMillan. Betty Jean must care for her grandchildren, her ill husband while holding down a full-time job. [1]

9. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

(Riverhead, $28.95). By Khaled Hosseini. Love and devotion among family and friends in war-torn Afghanistan. [18]

10. 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. [9]

Nonfiction

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

(Howard, $22.99). By Si Robertson. [3]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [133]

3. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [1]

4. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS: RESTORING THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC

(Threshold, $26.99). By Mark R. Levin. [6]

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

(Random House, $27). By Reza Aslan. [10]

6. WILSON

(Putnam, $40). By A.Scott Berg. The biography of the 28th president. [2]

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

(Blue Rider, $27.95). By Mark Leibovich. [8]

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

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

9. THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD: AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY

(Simon & Schuster, $28). By Amanda Ripley. [2]

10. STILL FOOLIN’ ‘EM: WHERE I’VE BEEN, WHERE I’M GOING, AND WHERE THE HELL ARE MY KEYS?

(Henry Holt, $28). By Billy Crystal. [2]

 
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