November 1, 2013

PAPERBACK

Fiction

1. 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. [10]

2. DEAR LIFE

(Vintage, $15.95). By Alice Munro. A collection of stories by the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize of literature. [3]

3. THE RACKETEER

(Dell, $9.99, Bantam $16). By John Grisham. An imprisoned lawyer helps a murder investigation. [9]

4. THE HIT

(Grand Central, $15). By David Baldacci. A government hitman on the trail of a rogue assassin uncovers a global security threat. [6]

5. ANGELS AT THE TABLE

(Ballantine, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. Angels play Cupid. [1]

6. THE BLACK BOX

(By Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch links a bullet to a 20-year-old murder. [1]

7. THE SINS OF THE MOTHER

(Dell, $7.99). By Danielle Steel. A summer yachting vacation in the Mediterranean exposes a family’s strife. [5]

8. MAD RIVER

(Berkley, $9.99). By John Sandford. Three teen killers are on a rampage, and the police can’t find them. [4]

9. 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. [57]

10. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [44]

Nonfiction

1. THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION: LET GO OF WHO YOU THINK YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE AND EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE

(Hazelden, $14.95). By Brene Brown. [4]

2. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [164]

3. THE LEADERSHIP MOMENT: NINE TRUE STORIES OF TRIUMPH AND DISASTER AND THEIR LESSONS FOR US ALL

(Crown Business, $16). By Michael Useem and Warren Bennis. [1]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [52]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone.. [72]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [30]

7. A WEEK IN A DAY

(Atria, $24.99). By Rachael Ray. A cookbook that advises cooking for the whole week in one day. [1]

8. UNLIKELY LOVES: 43 HEARTWARMING TRUE STORIES FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

(Workman, $13.95). By Jennifer S. Holland. [1]

9. 5 STEPS TO A 5 AP U.S. HISTORY, 2014 EDITION

(McGraw-Hill, $18.95). By Stephen Armstrong. [1]

10. THINKING FAST AND SLOW

(FSG, $16) By Daniel Kahneman. The Nobel Prize winner (economic sciences) examines our modes of thought. [10]

Fiction

1. SYCAMORE ROW

(Doubleday, $28.95). By John Grisham. Jake Brigance finds himself in the middle of a family dispute over the estate of a man who killed himself. [1]

2. THE GOLDFINCH

(Little, Brown, $30). By Donna Tartt. The coming of age story of a young man who lost his mother in a terrorist bombing. [1]

3. IDENTICAL

(Grand Central, $28). By Scott Turow. A 25-year-old crime involving his identical brother threatens an Illinois politician's career. [2]

4. WE ARE WATER

(Harper, $29.99). By Wally Lamb. A woman leaves her husband to marry a woman. [1]

5. DOCTOR SLEEP

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. The sequel to the bestselling novel “The Shining.” [5]

6. BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY

(Knopf, $26.95). By Helen Fielding. Bridget Jones plods through the love affairs of a middle-aged woman. [2]

7. 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. [6]

8. STORM FRONT

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford. Lucas Davenport has to protect an ancient Hebraic scroll linked to King Solomon. [3]

9. THE LOWLAND

(Knopf, $27.95). By Jhumpa Lahiri. Two brothers come of age in 1960s India and America. [5]

10. GONE

(Little, Brown, $28). By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Brutal thug Manuel Perrine is out of prison and he’s promised to kill Michael Bennett, the detective who put him there. [4]

Nonfiction

1. EXTORTION: HOW POLITICIANS EXTRACT YOUR MONEY, BUY VOTES, AND LINE THEIR OWN POCKETS

(HMH, $27). By Peter Schweizer. [1]

2. KILLING JESUS

(Henry Holt, $28). By by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. An account of the crucifixion of Jesus. [5]

3. I AM MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND WAS SHOT BY THE TALIBAN

(Little, Brown, $26). By Malala Yousafzai. [3]

4. THINGS THAT MATTER: THREE DECADES OF PASSIONS, PASTIMES AND POLITICS

(Crown Forum, $28). By Charles Krauthammer. [1]

5. DAVID AND GOLIATH: UNDERDOGS, MISFITS, AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS

(Little, Brown, $29). By Malcolm Gladwell. How the underdog wins. [4]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $28). By Amanda Ripley. [3]

7. 40 CHANCES: FINDING HOPE IN A HUNGRY WORLD

(Simon & Schuster, $26). By Howard G. Buffett. [1]

8. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [6]

9. DAYS OF FIRE: BUSH AND CHENEY IN THE WHITE HOUSE

(Doubleday, $35). By Peter Baker. [1]

10. AIMLESS LOVE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

(Random House, $26). By Billy Collins. [1]