New York Times bestsellers
- October 22, 2013 - 2:29 PM
1. STORM FRONT, by John Sandford. (Putnam) Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers becomes involved in the hunt for an ancient inscribed stone smuggled out of the Middle East.
2. DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. (Scribner) Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a spectacular gift.
3. THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.
4. GONE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown) Detective Michael Bennett, living with his 10 adopted children on a California farm, is pursued by the head of a Mexican drug cartel he once put in jail.
5. DOG SONGS, by Mary Oliver. (Penguin) The dogs that have shared the life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, in 35 poems and an essay.
6. STARRY NIGHT, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine) At Christmastime, a big-city columnist sets out to interview a reclusive author in Alaska.
7. THE CIRCLE, by Dave Eggers. (Knopf/McSweeney’s) A dystopian novel about life on the campus of a powerful Internet company.
8. DOING HARD TIME, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam) In the 27th Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer teams up with a rogue former CIA agent and heads west to protect Barrington’s son and his friends from Russian assassins.
9. THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS, by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Viking) A 19th-century botanist’s love of knowledge takes her to Tahiti; by the author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”
10. THE LOWLAND, by Jhumpa Lahiri. (Knopf) After his radical brother is killed, an Indian scientist brings his widow to join him in America.
1. KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.
2. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
3. THE REASON I JUMP, by Naoki Higashida. (Random House) A 13-year-old boy with autism answers questions.
4. I AM MALALA, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown) The experience of a Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.
5. MY STORY, by Elizabeth Smart with Chris Stewart. (St. Martin’s) A woman kidnapped by religious fanatics from her Utah home in 2002 at age 14 describes her captivity and rescue nine months later.
6. SI-COLOGY 1, by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books) Tales from Phil’s youngest brother, retired from the Army, who works in the Duck Commander workshop.
7. ONE SUMMER, by Bill Bryson. (Doubleday) The author of “A Short History of Nearly Everything” describes the events of the summer of 1927: Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight, Babe Ruth’s 60 homers, the great Mississippi flood.
8. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
9. TIP AND THE GIPPER, by Chris Matthews. (Simon & Schuster) The host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” a former aide to Tip O’Neill, analyzes the former speaker’s collegial relationship with President Ronald Reagan.
10. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan. (Random House) A biography of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.
ADVICE, MISCELLANEOUS AND HOW-TO
1. EAT TO LIVE COOKBOOK, by Joel Fuhrman. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) Two hundred recipes for a plant-based diet.
2. THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION, by Brene Brown. (Hazelden Publishing) Embracing who you are, not who you should be.
3. BREAK OUT!, by Joel Osteen. (FaithWords) Five principles to take you beyond your own barriers.
4. THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS, by Theresa Caputo with Kristina Grish. (Atria) Stories and insight about the afterlife, from the woman known as the Long Island Medium.
5. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? by David Jeremiah. (Tyndale House) A pastor lays out a biblical plan for overcoming our greatest fears. (b)
Rankings reflect sales from venues nationwide for the week ending Oct. 12. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that somer sellers report receiving bulk orders.
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