November 20, 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. [2]

2. 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. [12]

3. 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. [2]

4. 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. [2]

5. DEAR LIFE

(Vintage, $15.95). By Alice Munro. A collection of stories by the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize of literature. [5]

6. 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. [2]

7. POSEIDON’S ARROW

(Berkley, $9.99). By Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. Ships are disappearing at sea and a naval submarine technology goes missing. Dirk Pitt investigates. [1]

8. WYOMING BOLD

(Harlequin, $7.99). By Diana Palmer. An injured border patrol agent finds solace in his Wyoming ranch, until Merissa Baker comes knocking. [2]

9. TOUCH & GO

(Signet, $9.99). By Lisa Gardner. Tessa Leoni searches for a wealthy family that has disappeared without a trace. [1]

10. PRIVATE: # 1 SUSPECT

(Vision, $10). By By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The founder of an elite P.I. firm becomes a suspect in a murder. [1]

Nonfiction

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

(Touchstone, $17.99). By Allie Brosh. [2]

2. MISS KAY’S DUCK COMMANDER KITCHEN: FAITH, FAMILY, AND FOOD — BRINGING OUR HOME TO YOUR TABLE

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

3. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [166]

4. 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. [6]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [74]

5. (tied) QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [32]

7. WHAT JEFFERSON READ, IKE WATCHED, AND OBAMA TWEETED: 200 YEARS OF POPULAR CULTURE IN THE WHITE HOUSE

(Regnery, $18.95). By Tevi Troy. [1]

7. (tied) THE YOGA STORE MURDER: THE SHOCKING TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE LULULEMON ATHLETICA KILLING

(Berkley, $9.99). By Dan Morse. [1]

9. (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]

9. TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

(Penguin, $16). By Solomon Northup. The true story of a black man from New York, abducted and enslaved in antebellum Louisiana. [1]

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. [3]

2. THE MINOR ADJUSTMENT BEAUTY SALON

(Pantheon, $24.95). By Alexander McCall Smith. Book 14 of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. [1]

3. 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. [3]

4. MIRAGE

(Putnam, $28.95). By Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. A U.S. naval destroyer vanishes and an invention by Nikola Tesla may be the cause. [1]

5. THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT

(Ecco, $29.99). By Amy Tan. A girl is sold to a courtesan house in early 20th-century Shanghai. [1]

6. THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION’S LAST REUNION

(Random House, $27). By Fannie Flagg. A family secret sends an Alabama woman on a cross-country search for truth. [1]

7. WINNERS

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. An Olympic skier is severely injured and it changes her family’s fortunes. [2]

8. DOCTOR SLEEP

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. The sequel to the bestselling novel “The Shining.” [7]

9. 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. [8]

10. IDENTICAL

(Grand Central, $28). By Scott Turow. A 25-year-old crime involving his identical brother threatens an Illinois politician's career. [4]

Nonfiction

1. DOUBLE DOWN: GAME CHANGE 2012

(Penguin, $29.95). By Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Inside the 2012 election, Obama vs. Romney. [1]

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

(Crown Forum, $28). By Charles Krauthammer. [3]

3. THE BULLY PULPIT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF JOURNALISM

(Simon & Schuster, $40). By Doris Kearns Goodwin. [1]

4. AMERICAN HEROES ON THE HOMEFRONT

(Threshold, $30). By Oliver North. Vignettes on veterans after service in Iraq and Afghanistan. [1]

5. KILLING JESUS

(Henry Holt, $28). By by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. An account of the crucifixion of Jesus. [7]

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

(Little, Brown, $29). By Malcolm Gladwell. How the underdog wins. [6]

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

(Little, Brown, $26). By Malala Yousafzai. [5]

8. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [8]

9. GIADA’S FEEL GOOD FOOD: MY HEALTHY RECIPES AND SECRETS

(Clarkson Potter, $32.50). By Giada De Laurentiis. [1]

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

(William Morrow, $29.99). By Ree Drummond. [2]