New York Times bestsellers
- June 11, 2013 - 2:26 PM
1. INFERNO, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday.) Symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.
2. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, by Khaled Hosseini. (Riverhead.) A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan; from the author of “The Kite Runner.”
3. DEEPLY ODD, by Dean Koontz. (Bantam.) Odd Thomas, who can communicate with the dead, must forestall a crime by discovering the three innocent people who have been targeted by an evil killer.
4. ZERO HOUR, by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. (Putnam.) Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala and the rest of the Numa team search for a physicist’s machine, buried in an ocean trench, that can cause deadly earthquakes in the 11th Numa Files novel.
5. THE HIT, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) Government hitman Will Robie uncovers a serious threat as he attempts to take out a fellow assassin who has gone rogue.
6. DEAD EVER AFTER, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace.) The last book in a series about telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse.
7. SILKEN PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Lucas Davenport is drawn into the investigation of a Minnesota political scandal and the disappearance of an operative.
8. 12TH OF NEVER, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown.) One week after the birth of her baby, detective Lindsay Boxer must return to work to investigate a string of grisly murders; a Women’s Murder Club novel.
9. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary; is her husband a killer?
10. THE SON, by Philipp Meyer. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) More than 150 years in a Texas family, from Comanche raids to the present, and its rise to money and power in the cattle and oil industries.
1. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
2. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”
3. ELEVEN RINGS, by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty. (Penguin Press.) An autobiography by the successful coach, who led his teams to 11 NBA championships.
4. LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown.) Essays from the humorist on subjects such as French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.
5. THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT, by Rick Atkinson. (Holt.) The final volume of the Liberation Trilogy describes the Allied victory in Europe, from D-Day to the German surrender.
6. MY GREEK DRAMA, by Gianna Angelopoulos. (Greenleaf.) A memoir by a lawyer who was instrumental in rescuing the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens from possible disaster.
7. KEEP IT PITHY, by Bill O’Reilly. (Crown Archetype.) A “highlight reel” of previous writings, updated, from the host of “The O’Reilly Factor.”
8. THE UNWINDING, by George Packer. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux.) The collapse of American institutions, politics and culture and their replacement by organized money, told through the stories of ordinary people and significant figures.
9. DAD IS FAT, by Jim Gaffigan. (Crown Archetype.) Life with five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment.
10. THE OUTSIDER, by Jimmy Connors. (Harper.) A memoir by the bad boy of 1970s tennis, who was for a time the world’s top-ranked, and probably most obnoxious, player.
advice, miscellaneous and how-to
1 THE 100, by Jorge Cruise. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A four-week, low-sugar weight-loss plan.
2 WHEAT BELLY, by William Davis. (Rodale.) An examination of wheat in modern diets and an argument for its elimination.
3 LIFE CODE, by Phil McGraw. (Bird Street.) How to “win in the real world,” regardless of people who try to exploit you.
4 SMARTTRIBES, by Christine Comaford. (Portfolio/Penguin.) Neuroscience techniques for building teams that perform better.
5 EAT TO LIVE, by Joel Fuhrman. (Little, Brown & Company.) A plan for achieving fast and sustained weight loss.
Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending May 25. 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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