New York Times bestsellers
- April 23, 2013 - 2:40 PM
1. STARTING NOW, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine, $26.) A Seattle lawyer loses her job and remakes her life; she finds support at the local knitting store. A Blossom Street novel.
2. MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA, by Paulo Coelho. (Knopf, $22.) The wisdom of a man known as the Copt, set in Jerusalem just before the Crusaders’ invasion in 1099.
3. LIFE AFTER LIFE, by Kate Atkinson. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A woman appears in different versions of the same events, centered on World War II.
4(x). THE BURGESS BOYS, by Elizabeth Strout. (Random House, $26.) Two brothers, both lawyers, come together in a small Maine town to defend their good-for-nothing nephew; by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Olive Kitteridge.”
5. SIX YEARS, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton, $27.95.) Six years after the woman he loved married another man, Jake Fisher discovers that neither she nor their life together was what it seemed, and he sets out to uncover the truth.
6. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary; is her husband a killer?
7. LOVER AT LAST, by J.R. Ward. (New American Library, $27.95.) Book 11 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
8. THE STORYTELLER, by Jodi Picoult. (Emily Bestler/Atria, $28.99.) A New Hampshire baker finds herself in the midst of two Holocaust stories: her grandmother’s story of survival, and the confessions of an elderly German man, an SS officer.
9. A WEEK IN WINTER, by Maeve Binchy. (Knopf, $26.95.) An unlikely collection of guests gathers at an inn on Ireland’s west coast; the final book by Binchy, who died in 2012.
10. Z, by Therese Anne Fowler. (St. Martin’s, $25.99.) A novel based on the lives of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf, $24.95.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
2. GULP, by Mary Roach. (Norton, $26.95.) A science writer’s pilgrimage down the digestive tract.
3. CARRY ON, WARRIOR, by Glennon Doyle Melton. (Scribner, $25.) Writing about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction and recovery; from the author of the blog Momastery.com.
4. THE GREAT DEFORMATION, by David Stockman. (PublicAffairs, $35.) A revisionist account of economic history since the New Deal by Reagan’s former budget director.
5. SECRETS OF SILICON VALLEY, by Deborah Perry Piscione. (Palgrave Macmillan, $27.) The lessons of Silicon Valley’s innovative culture. (b)
6. SALT SUGAR FAT, by Michael Moss. (Random House, $28.) A New York Times reporter reveals how food companies use science to encourage us to consume more of their products.
7. UNSINKABLE, by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $28.99.) A second memoir by the actress, singer and dancer.
8(x). MOM & ME & MOM, by Maya Angelou. (Random House, $22.) The developing reconciliation between the poet and her mother, who sent her to live with her grandmother at age 3.
9. SUM IT UP, by Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins. (Crown Archetype, $28.) A memoir by the longtime coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, who received a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
10. CLEAN, by David Sheff. (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25.) A review of research on addiction from psychology, neuroscience and medicine.
ADVICE, HOW-TO AND MISCELLANEOUS
1. IT’S ALL GOOD, by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen. (Grand Central Life & Style, $32.) Easy, healthy, sugar-free recipes.
2. THE FAST DIET, by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. (Atria, $24.) A diet that calls for eating normally five days a week and fasting for the other two days.
3. DARING GREATLY, by Brene Brown. (Gotham, $26.) How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead. (b)
4. LIFE CODE, by Phil McGraw. (Bird Street, $26.) How to “win in the real world,” regardless of people who try to exploit you.
5(x). THE TAPPING SOLUTION, by Nick Ortner. (Hay House, $24.95.) Repeating phrases and touching pressure points on the body to ease stress.(b)
Rankings reflect sales for the week ending April 6. An (x) indicates a book’s sales as barely distinguishable from those of the book above; (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.
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