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New York Times bestsellers

  • June 24, 2014 - 1:40 PM

FICTION

1. MR. MERCEDES, by Stephen King. (Scribner) A driver plows into a crowd at a job fair, killing eight. The killer then taunts a suicidal ex-cop, who must stop another, deadlier attack.

2. SKIN GAME, by Jim Butcher. (Roc) Chicago wizard Harry Dresden is forced to help an enemy break into a high-security vault; the 15th Dresden Files novel.

3. THE HURRICANE SISTERS, by Dorothea Benton Frank. (Morrow/HarperCollins) Three generations of women endure a stormy summer in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

4. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

5. A SHIVER OF LIGHT, by Laurell K. Hamilton. (Berkley) In the ninth Meredith Gentry paranormal romance, Merry must save herself and her triplets from Taranis, King of Light and Illusion.

6. MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE, by Alan Furst. (Random House) A Spanish lawyer working in Paris on the eve of World War II joins a mission to help the Republican troops.

7. THE ONE AND ONLY, by Emily Giffin. (Ballantine) A woman who has grown up and made her life in a small, football-obsessed Texas town begins to expand her horizons.

8. THE SMOKE AT DAWN, by Jeff Shaara. (Ballantine) In summer 1863, the stage is set for a confrontation at Chattanooga, Tenn., that could determine the fate of the divided nation; the third book in a series about the Civil War.

9. SAVE THE DATE, by Mary Kay Andrews. (St. Martin’s) A wedding florist tries to shore up her career with Savannah’s society event of the season. But she has competition, and other complications.

10. CHINA DOLLS, by Lisa See. (Random House) Three Asian-American women meet in San Francisco in 1938 at the Forbidden City nightclub.

NON-FICTION

1. ONE NATION, by Ben Carson with Candy Carson. (Sentinel) Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.

2. CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, by Thomas Piketty. (Belknap/Harvard University) A French economist’s analysis of centuries of economic history predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.

3. THE CLOSER, by Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey. (Little, Brown) A memoir of life and baseball by the great Yankees pitcher.

4. THINK LIKE A FREAK, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow/HarperCollins) How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”

5. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House) 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.

6. FLASH BOYS, by Michael Lewis. (Norton) The world of high-frequency computer-driven trading, from the author of “Liar’s Poker.”

7. FINDING ME, by Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford. (Weinstein) The story of a woman kidnapped in Cleveland in 2002, then tortured, who escaped in 2013.

8. NO PLACE TO HIDE, by Glenn Greenwald. (Metropolitan/Holt) The journalist, part of the Guardian team that won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize, presents new material about NSA surveillance and describes his work with Edward Snowden.

9. SPECIAL HEART, by Bret Baier with Jim Mills. (Center Street) A Fox News anchor writes about the challenges his family faced in caring for his son, who has congenital heart disease.

10. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point.”

ADVICE, MISCELLANEOUS AND HOW-TO

1. INSTINCT, by T.D. Jakes. (FaithWords) The power of turning intuition into action.

2. GRAIN BRAIN, by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg. (Little, Brown) The effect of carbohydrates on the brain, and how to reverse it.

3. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) How to communicate love in a way a spouse will understand.

4. THE EVERYGIRL’S GUIDE TO DIET AND FITNESS, by Maria Menounos. (Zinc Ink/Ballantine Books) A TV host and journalist shares her common-sense approach to health and nutrition.

5. WHEAT BELLY, by William Davis. (Rodale) An examination of the role of wheat in modern diets.

 

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending June 7. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.

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