November 27, 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. [3]

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. [3]

3. DEAR LIFE

(Vintage, $15.95). By Alice Munro. A collection of stories by the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize of literature. [6]

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. [3]

5. 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. [13]

6. TOUCH & GO

(Signet, $9.99). By Lisa Gardner. Tessa Leoni searches for a wealthy family that has disappeared without a trace. [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. [2]

8. LORD OF THE FLIES

(Perigree, $9.99) By William Golding. The classic, unsettling tale of English schoolboys stranded on a deserted isle. [4]

9. THE STORYTELLER

(Atria, $16). By Jodi Picoult. A baker and an elderly man strike up an unusual friendship. [1]

10. 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. [58]

Nonfiction

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

(Touchstone, $17.99). By Allie Brosh. [3]

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

(Howard, $22.99). By Kay Robertson. [2]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [33]

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

(Workman, $13.95). By Jennifer S. Holland. [3]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [75]

6. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [167]

7. 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. [2]

8. 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. [7]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [54]

10. THE YOGA STORE MURDER: THE SHOCKING TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE LULULEMON ATHLETICA KILLING

(Berkley, $9.99). By Dan Morse. [2]

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. [4]

2. DUST

(Putnam, $28.95). By Patricia Cornwell. Kay Scarpetta investigates the murder of a litigious computer scientist . [1]

3. THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN

(Harper, $24.99). By Mitch Albom. Residents of a Lake Michigan town start getting phone calls from Heaven. Is it miracle or hoax? [1]

4. 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. [4]

5. WHITE FIRE

(Grand Central, $27). By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Special Agent Pendergast must stop an arsonist on a murderous rampage. [1]

6. THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT

(Ecco, $29.99). By Amy Tan. A girl is sold to a courtesan house in early 20th-century Shanghai. [2]

7. 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. [2]

8. 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. [9]

9. 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. [2]

10. DOCTOR SLEEP

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. The sequel to the bestselling novel “The Shining.” [8]

Nonfiction

1. GOOD TIDINGS AND GREAT JOY: PROTECTING THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS

(Broadside, $22.99). By Sarah Palin. [1]

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

(Crown Forum, $28). By Charles Krauthammer. [4]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $40). By Doris Kearns Goodwin. [2]

4. KILLING JESUS

(Henry Holt, $28). By by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. An account of the crucifixion of Jesus. [8]

5. DOUBLE DOWN: GAME CHANGE 2012

(Penguin, $29.95). By Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Inside the 2012 election, Obama vs. Romney. [2]

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

(Little, Brown, $29). By Malcolm Gladwell. How the underdog wins. [7]

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

(Little, Brown, $26). By Malala Yousafzai. [6]

8. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [9]

9. AMERICAN HEROES ON THE HOMEFRONT

(Threshold, $30). By Oliver North. Vignettes on veterans after service in Iraq and Afghanistan. [2]

10. GRAIN BRAIN: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHEAT, CARBS, AND SUGAR--YOUR BRAIN’S SILENT KILLERS

(Little, Brown, $27). By David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg. [1]