Mary Higgins Clark's "Daddy's Gone a Hunting"
New York Times bestsellers
- April 30, 2013 - 3:21 PM
1. DADDY’S GONE A HUNTING, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster, $26.99.) Two sisters are threatened by a dark secret from their family’s past.
2. DON’T GO, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin’s, $27.99.) An Army doctor returns from Afghanistan when his wife dies in what at first appears to be an accident, and finds that his life is falling apart.
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. UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam, $26.95.) New York lawyer Stone Barrington discovers a shadowy network beneath the world of European wealth.
5. 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.”
6(x). MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA, by Paulo Coelho. (Knopf, $22.) The wisdom of a wise man known as the Copt, set in Jerusalem just before the Crusaders’ invasion in 1099.
7. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
8(x). 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 were what they seemed, and he sets out to uncover the truth.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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. GIVE AND TAKE, by Adam Grant. (Viking, $27.95.) A Wharton professor’s research discloses that success depends on how we interact with others, and he argues that “givers” do better than “takers.”
3. GULP, by Mary Roach. (Norton, $26.95.) A science writer’s pilgrimage down the digestive tract.
4. UNSINKABLE, by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $28.99.) A second memoir by the actress, singer and dancer presents stories about her show-business friends, her man and money troubles, and her children.
5. THE WAY OF THE KNIFE, by Mark Mazzetti. (Penguin Press, $29.95.) The Times’ national security correspondent describes how the lines between the CIA and the U.S. military have been blurred.
6(x). MY WAY, by Paul Anka with David Dalton. (St. Martin’s, $29.99.) The singer and songwriter’s autobiography.
7. THE GREAT DEFORMATION, by David Stockman. (PublicAffairs, $35.) A revisionist account of economic history since the New Deal by Reagan’s former budget director.
8. MY BELOVED WORLD, by Sonia Sotomayor. (Knopf, $27.95.) The Supreme Court justice recalls growing up in the Bronx, N.Y., attending Princeton, joining the Manhattan district attorney’s office and becoming a federal judge.
9(x). 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.
10. A HIGHER CALL, by Adam Makos with Larry Alexander. (Berkley Caliber, $26.95.) An encounter between two pilots in the skies over Germany in December 1943.
advice and how-to
1. THE FAST METABOLISM DIET, by Haylie Pomroy with Eve Adamson. (Crown Publishing.) A program to lose weight by rotating food groups.
2. THE FAST DIET, by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. (Atria Books.) A diet that calls for eating normally five days a week and fasting two days.
3. IT’S ALL GOOD, by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen. (Grand Central Publishing.) Easy, healthy, sugar-free recipes.
4. LIFE CODE, by Phil McGraw. (Bird Street Books.) How to “win in the real world,” regardless of people who try to exploit you.
5 (b). OBAMACARE SURVIVAL GUIDE, by Nick Tate. (Humanics Publishing.) An explanation of and arguments against the Affordable Care Act.
Rankings reflect sales from venues nationwide for the week of April 13. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.
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