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5. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
6. BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS, by Katherine Boo. (Random House, $27.) A journalist reports on families striving for better lives in a slum in Mumbai, India.
7(x). AMERICA AGAIN, by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Tom Purcell, et al. (Grand Central, $28.99.)
The mock pundit of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” tells how to bring the United States back from the brink.
8. THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE, by Nate Silver. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) An examination of predictions, the ones that come true and the ones that don’t.
9. WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. (Knopf, $25.95.) A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
10. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House, $27.)
An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his plane went down over the Pacific.
ADVICE, HOW-TO AND MISCELLANEOUS
1. SHRED: THE REVOLUTIONARY DIET, by Ian K. Smith. (St. Martin’s, $24.99.) A six-week system that combines meal spacing, snacking, meal replacement, strategic exercise and other elements.
2. TO SELL IS HUMAN, by Daniel H. Pink. (Riverhead, $26.95.)
Exploring the power of selling in our lives.
3. 7 YEARS YOUNGER, by the editors of Good Housekeeping. (7YY, $25.95.) A combination beauty plan and diet-and-fitness program. (b)
4. BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOLPROOF, by Ina Garten. (Clarkson Potter, $35.) Practical recipes and menu planning tips for home cooks.
5. MAY CAUSE MIRACLES, by Gabrielle Bernstein. (Harmony, $23.) A 40-day guidebook of subtle shifts for those who want greater happiness.
Rankings reflect sales for the week that ended Jan. 5 at thousands of venues nationwide. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some booksellers report receiving bulk orders.