December 6, 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. [5]

2. NOTORIOUS NINETEEN

(Bantam, $8.99). By Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is desperate for money, and she’s got a lucrative case, until her key witness disappears. [2]

3. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS

(Bantam, $9.99, $18). By George R. R. Martin. The power Daenerys Targaryen won in battle is challenged by thousands of enemies. [5]

4. DEAR LIFE

(Vintage, $15.95). By Alice Munro. A collection of stories by the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize of literature. [8]

5. THE STORYTELLER

(Atria, $16). By Jodi Picoult. A baker and an elderly man strike up an unusual friendship. [3]

6. NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED

(Avon, $7.99). By Sarah MacLean. The Duke of Lamont is accused of murdering Mara Lowe. Thens he shows up. [1]

7. 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. [5]

8. 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. [15]

9. 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. [4]

10. THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING

(Grand Central, $14). By James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. Can a Yuletide betrothal reunite a fractured family? [1]

10. TWILIGHT

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. A former private investigator must ally herself with the man she thinks murdered her husband. Is she starting to fall for him? [1]

Nonfiction

1. WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2014

(World Almanac, $13.99). By Sarah Janssen. [1]

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

(Touchstone, $17.99). By Allie Brosh. [5]

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

(Howard, $22.99). By Kay Robertson. [4]

4. THE GROWTH EXPERIMENT REVISITED: WHY LOWER, SIMPLER TAXES REALLY ARE AMERICA’S BEST HOPE FOR RECOVERY

(Basic, $17.99). By Lawrence Lindsey. [1]

5. STEVE JOBS

(Simon & Schuster, $20). By Walter Isaacson. The biography of the founder of Apple. [3]

6. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [169]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [56]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [35]

9. HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CAT IS PLOTTING TO KILL YOU

(Andrews McMeel, $14.99). By the Oatmeal and Matthew Inman. The pawing of a nice cat may mean he is feeling for your vital organs. [10]

9. POSITIVE LEADERSHIP: THE GAME CHANGER AT WORK

(Steve Gladis Leadership Partners, $14.95). By Steve Gladis. [1]

Fiction

1. CROSS MY HEART

(Little, Brown, $29). By James Patterson. Alex Cross needs to protect his family. But if he does anything to protect them, they will die. [1]

2. 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. [6]

3. TAKEDOWN TWENTY

(Bantam, $28). By Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum has to find a missing mob boss, but nobody is helping her. [2]

4. KING AND MAXWELL

(Grand Central, $28). By David Baldacci. Private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell search for a soldier missing in Afghanistan. [2]

5. DOCTOR SLEEP

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. The sequel to the bestselling novel “The Shining.” [10]

6. 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? [3]

7. 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. [6]

8. S.

(Mulholland, $35). By J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. Two readers find each other in the margins of a book and converse through annotations. [2]

9. DUST

(Putnam, $28.95). By Patricia Cornwell. Kay Scarpetta investigates the murder of a litigious computer scientist . [3]

10. 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. [10]

Nonfiction

1. JAB, JAB, JAB, RIGHT HOOK: HOW TO TELL YOUR STORY IN A NOISY SOCIAL WORLD

(HarperBusiness, $29.99). By Gary Vaynerchuk. [1]

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

(Crown Forum, $28). By Charles Krauthammer. [6]

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

(Little, Brown, $29). By Malcolm Gladwell. How the underdog wins. [9]

4. KILLING JESUS

(Henry Holt, $28). By by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. An account of the crucifixion of Jesus. [10]

5. GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SECRET SIX: THE SPY RING THAT SAVED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

(Sentinel, $27.95). By Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. [2]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $40). By Doris Kearns Goodwin. [4]

7. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [11]

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

(Little, Brown, $26). By Malala Yousafzai. [8]

9. LET ME OFF AT THE TOP!: MY CLASSY LIFE AND OTHER MUSINGS

(Crown Archetype, $22). By Ron Burgundy. [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. [3]