November 13, 2013

PAPERBACK

Fiction

1. DARK WITCH

(Berkley, $17). By Nora Roberts. Iona Sheehan to Ireland, her ancestral home, and reckons with an evil that has long plagued her family. [1]

2. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS

(Bantam, $9.99, $18). By By George R. R. Martin. The power Daenerys Targaryen won in battle is challenged by thousands of enemies. [1]

3. THE SUM OF ALL KISSES

(Avon, $7.99). By Julia Quinn. Sarah Pleinsworth can’t stand Hugh Prentice, who was injured in a duel. Then they spend a week together. [1]

4. WYOMING BOLD

(Harlequin, $7.99). By Diana Palmer. An injured border patrol agent finds solace in his Wyoming ranch, until Merissa Baker comes knocking. [1]

5. THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS

(Harlequin, $6.99). By Debbie Macomber. Ashley Robbins is launching her career with the help of the man she loves. She wants to repay him. [1]

6. DEAR LIFE

(Vintage, $15.95). By Alice Munro. A collection of stories by the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize of literature. [4]

7. 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. [11]

8. THE HIT

(Grand Central, $15). By David Baldacci. A government hitman on the trail of a rogue assassin uncovers a global security threat. [7]

9. ANGELS AT THE TABLE

(Ballantine, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. Angels play Cupid. [2]

10. OF MICE AND MEN

(Penguin, $10). By John Steinbeck. The story of George and Lennie, California laborers, during the Great Depression. [3]

Nonfiction

1. HYPERBOLE AND A HALF: UNFORTUNATE SITUATIONS, FLAWED COPING MECHANISMS, MAYHEM, AND OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPENED

(Touchstone, $17.99). By Allie Brosh. [1]

2. EMBRACE THE CHAOS: HOW INDIA TAUGHT ME TO STOP OVERTHINKING AND START LIVING

(Berrett-Koehler, $16.95). By Bob Miglani and Richard J. Leider. [1]

3. TAKE THE LEAD: MOTIVATE, INSPIRE, AND BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOURSELF AND EVERYONE AROUND YOU

(Atria, $16). By Betsy Myers. [2]

4. A GUIDE TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

(Project Management Institute, $65.95). By the Project Management Institute. [2]

5. 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. [5]

6. GETTING TO YES: NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN

(Penguin, $16). By Roger Fisher and William Ury. [11]

7. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [165]

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

(Workman, $13.95). By Jennifer S. Holland. [2]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone.. [73]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [31]

10. (tied) PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [53]

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. [2]

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. [2]

3. WINNERS

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. An Olympic skier is severely injured and it changes her family’s fortunes. [1]

4. AFTER DEAD: WHAT CAME NEXT IN THE WORLD OF SOOKIE STACKHOUSE

(Ace, $18). By Charlaine Harris. [1]

5. 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. [7]

6. DOCTOR SLEEP

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. The sequel to the bestselling novel “The Shining.” [6]

7. WE ARE WATER

(Harper, $29.99). By Wally Lamb. A woman leaves her husband to marry a woman. [2]

8. IDENTICAL

(Grand Central, $28). By Scott Turow. A 25-year-old crime involving his identical brother threatens an Illinois politician's career. [3]

9. S.

(Mulholland, $35). By J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. Two readers find each other in the margins of a book and converse through anotations. [1]

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. [5]

Nonfiction

1. THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: A YEAR OF HOLIDAYS: 140 STEP-BY-STEP RECIPES FOR SIMPLE, SCRUMPTIOUS CELEBRATIONS

(William Morrow, $29.99). By Ree Drummond. [1]

2. KILLING JESUS

(Henry Holt, $28). By by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. An account of the crucifixion of Jesus. [6]

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

(Crown Forum, $28). By Charles Krauthammer. [2]

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

(Little, Brown, $29). By Malcolm Gladwell. How the underdog wins. [5]

5. THE DEATH OF SANTINI: THE STORY OF A FATHER AND HIS SON

(Nan A. Talese, $28.95). By Pat Conroy. [1]

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

(Little, Brown, $26). By Malala Yousafzai. [4]

7. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [7]

8. TIP AND THE GIPPER: WHEN POLITICS WORKED

(Simon & Schuster, $29.95). By Chris Matthews. [3]

9. THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS: HEALING MESSAGES, REMARKABLE STORIES, AND INSIGHT ABOUT THE OTHER SIDE FROM THE LONG ISLAND MEDIUM

(Atria, $25). By Theresa Caputo. [1]

10. STITCHES: A HANDBOOK ON MEANING, HOPE AND REPAIR

(Riverhead, $17.95) By Anne Lamott. [1]