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W.E.B. Griffin's "Empire and Honor"

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New York Times bestsellers

  • January 22, 2013 - 4:37 PM

FICTION

1. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

2. EMPIRE AND HONOR, by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. (Putnam, $27.95.) An OSS agent’s plan to help his German intelligence counterparts reach Argentina encounters trouble; Book 7 of the Honor Bound series.

3. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $28.95.) An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange information about a murdered federal judge for his freedom.

4. THE FORGOTTEN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.99.)

Military investigator John Puller, the protagonist of “Zero Day,” probes his aunt’s mysterious death in Florida.

5. THREAT VECTOR, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. (Putnam, $28.95.) As China threatens to invade Taiwan, covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. aids his father’s administration — but his agency is no longer secret.

6. THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE, by Ayana Mathis. (Knopf, $24.95.) Fifty-some years in the life of an African-American family, starting with Hattie Shepherd, who leaves Georgia for Philadelphia in 1923.

7. CROSS ROADS, by Wm. Paul Young. (FaithWords, $24.99.) A comatose businessman encounters Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God; from the author of “The Shack.”

8. SHADOW WOMAN, by Linda Howard. (Ballantine, $27.) A woman’s inexplicable strange memories and altered appearance result from a far-reaching conspiracy.

9. NOTORIOUS NINETEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam, $28.)

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum tracks down a con man who disappeared from a hospital.

10(x). THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J.K. Rowling. (Little, Brown, $35.) The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town.

NON-FICTION

1. KILLING KENNEDY, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

2. THOMAS JEFFERSON, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, $35.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer celebrates Jefferson’s skills as a practical politician.

3. THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY, by Jared Diamond. (Viking, $36.) The author of “Guns, Germs, and Steel” examines what we can learn from traditional societies.

4. NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (Dutton, $26.95.) An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed bin Laden.

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.

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