Hardcover

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fiction
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61 HOURS (Delacorte, $28)

By Lee Child. Ex-military cop Jack Reacher finds himself stranded in a small town with big (drug) problems.

1
2

STORM PREY (Putnam, $27.95)

By John Sandford. When a robbery results in a death, Lucas Davenport's wife is a star witness.

1
3

HEART OF THE MATTER (St. Martin's, $26.99)

By Emily Giffin. Alternating voices narrate this tale of a doctor's life: his wife and the woman he's drawn to.

2
4

INNOCENT (Grand Central, $27.99)

By Scott Turow. Rusty Savitch is a murder suspect once more in this sequel to "Presumed Innocent."

3
5

DEAD IN THE FAMILY (Ace, $25.95)

By Charlaine Harris. This 10th Sookie Stackhouse tale delves into family dynamics and romantic liaisons.

3
6

THE HELP (Amy Einhorn, $24.95)

By Kathryn Stockett. A frank chronicle of the lives of several black maids working in a town in 1960s Miss.

45
7

THE 9TH JUDGMENT (Little, Brown, $27.99)

By James Patterson. The Women's Murder Club works to find the link between seemingly isolated crimes.

4
8

DELIVER US FROM EVIL (Grand Central, $27.99)

By David Baldacci. Covert operative Shaw returns to thwart a Ukrainian trading in nuclear arms and slavery.

5
9

FEVER DREAM (Grand Central, $26.99)

By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast suspects foul play in the death of his wife.

2
10

THE DOUBLE COMFORT SAFARI CLUB

(Pantheon, $24.95). By Alexander McCall Smith. The new No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency tale.

5
Nonfiction/General
1

WOMEN FOOD AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO

ALMOST EVERYTHING (Scribner, $24)

By Geneen Roth. Tackling compulsive eating.

6
2

SPOKEN FROM THE HEART (Scribner, $30)

By Laura Bush. The former first lady's reflections on eight years in the White House and what came before.

3
3

WAR (Twelve, $26.99). By Sebastian Junger

Fourteen months embedded with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

2
4

TO SAVE AMERICA: STOPPING OBAMA'S SECULAR-

SOCIALIST MACHINE (Regnery, $29.95)

By Newt Gingrich. More pummeling of the president.

1
5

THE PROMISE: PRESIDENT OBAMA, YEAR ONE

(Simon & Schuster, $28). By Jonathan Alter

Has the "Change We Can Believe In" materialized?

1
6

THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE

(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis

The murky world of financial derivatives.

10
7

THE BLUEPRINT: A PLAN FOR LIVING ABOVE

LIFE'S STORMS (Gotham, $25). By Kirk Franklin

Wisdom from the Grammy-winning gospel artist.

1
8

THE BLUEPRINT: OBAMA'S PLAN TO SUBVERT THE

CONSTITUTION AND BUILD AN IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY

(Lyons, $22.95). By Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski

3
9

THE LAST STAND: CUSTER, SITTING BULL, AND THE

BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN (Viking, $30)

By Nathaniel Philbrick. Clarifying a bit of history.

3
10

THE WAY WE'RE WORKING ISN'T WORKING: THE

FOUR FORGOTTEN NEEDS THAT ENERGIZE GREAT

PERFORMANCE (Free Press, $28). By Tony Schwartz

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Rankings reflect sales for the week ended May 23, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2010 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand column of numbers represents weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The bestseller lists in print alternate between hardcover and paperback.)


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