December 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. [6]

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. [3]

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. [6]

4. DEAR LIFE

(Vintage, $15.95). By Alice Munro. A collection of stories by the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize of literature. [9]

5. THE STORYTELLER

(Atria, $16). By Jodi Picoult. A baker and an elderly man strike up an unusual friendship. [4]

6. THREAT VECTOR

(Berkley, $8.99). By Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney. A dispute over Taiwan threatens ware between the United States and China. [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. [6]

8. THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING

(Grand Central, $14). By James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. Can a Yuletide betrothal reunite a fractured family? [2]

9. 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. [16]

10. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

(Grand Central, $7.99). By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. [17]

Nonfiction

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

(Touchstone, $17.99). By Allie Brosh. [6]

2. WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2014

(World Almanac, $13.99). By Sarah Janssen. [2]

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

(Howard, $22.99). By Kay Robertson. [5]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [36]

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

(Andrews McMeel, $14.99). By the Oatmeal. The pawing of a nice cat may mean he is feeling for your vital organs. [11]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [57]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [76]

8. IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? (AND OTHER CONCERNS

(Three Rivers, $14. By Mindy Kaling. [2]

9. AGAINST ALL GRAIN: DELECTABLE PALEO RECIPES TO EAT WELL AND FEEL GREAT

(Victory Belt, $34.95). By Danielle Walker. [1]

10. OUTLIERS:THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [33]

10. MARCH: BOOK 1

(Top Shelf Productions , $14.95). By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. [3]

Fiction

1. COMMAND AUTHORITY

(Putnam, $29.95). By Tom Clancy. A new president in Russia threatens global conflict. [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. [7]

3. 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. [2]

4. THE GODS OF GUILT

(Little, Brown, $28). By Michael Connelly. A former client of Mickey Haller’s is found dead. It may be his fault. [1]

5. KING AND MAXWELL

(Grand Central, $28). By David Baldacci. Private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell search for a soldier missing in Afghanistan. [3]

6. 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. [7]

7. TAKEDOWN TWENTY

(Bantam, $28). By Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum has to find a missing mob boss, but nobody is helping her. [3]

8. DOCTOR SLEEP

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. The sequel to the bestselling novel “The Shining.” [11]

9. 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? [4]

10. 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. [3]

Nonfiction

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

(Crown Forum, $28). By Charles Krauthammer. [7]

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

(Sentinel, $27.95). By Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. [3]

3. KILLING JESUS

(Henry Holt, $28). By by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. An account of the crucifixion of Jesus. [11]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $40). By Doris Kearns Goodwin. [5]

5. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [12]

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

(Little, Brown, $29). By Malcolm Gladwell. How the underdog wins. [10]

7. HUMANS OF NEW YORK

(St. Martin's, $29.99). By Brandon Stanton. Photos of residents of the country’s second-most-important city. [2]

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

(Little, Brown, $26). By Malala Yousafzai. [9]

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

(William Morrow, $29.99). By Ree Drummond. [4]

10. MIRACLES AND MASSACRES: TRUE AND UNTOLD STORIES OF THE MAKING OF AMERICA

(Threshold, $27). By Glenn Beck. [2]

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