1. Compulsion, by Johnathan Kellerman. (Ballantine, $27.) Several Los Angeles women are murdered, and psychologist-detective Alex Delaware investigates.

2. The Appeal, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $27.95.) Political and legal intrigue ensue when a Mississippi court decides against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste.

3. Change of Heart, by Jodi Picoult. (Atria, $26.95.) Questions about redemption and faith arise when a prisoner on death row begins performing miracles.

4. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. (Dial, $25.) A woman wakes up in a London hospital after an auto accident with no memory of the previous life-changing three years.

5. (X) Hollywood Crows, by Joseph Wambaugh. (Little, $26.99.) A comic police procedural involves Hollywood cops and a beautiful not-quite-ex-wife of a strip club proprietor.

6. Dead Heat, by Joel Rosenberg. (Tyndale, $24.99.) With the world on the brink of war, terrorists plot to assassinate a candidate in a closely fought presidential election.

7. 7th Heaven, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) In San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club hunt for an arsonist and a missing teenager.

8. (X) A Prisoner of Birth, by Jefrey Archer. (St. Martin's, $27.95.) A poor Londoner, framed for murder by four Cambridge friends, escapes from prison and exacts revenge.

9. A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini. (Riverhead, $25.95.) A friendship between two women in Afghanistan against the backdrop of 30 years of war.

10. Lush Life, by Richard Price. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) An aspiring writer becomes a suspect in a friend's murder.


1. Mistaken Identity, by Don and Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Collen and Whitney Cerak, with Mark Tabb. (Howard, $21.95.) The families of two girls whose identities were confused after a 2006 accident describe their experience.

2. Beautiful Boy, by David Sheff. (Hoghton Mifflin, $24.) A father struggles with his son's meth addiction.

3. Losing It, by Valerie Bertinelli. (Free Press, $26.) A memoir by the actress and former wife of Eddie Van Halen focuses on depression and her effort to lose weight.

4. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan. (Penguin Press, $21.95.) A manifesto urges us to "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

5. Stori Telling, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight, $24.95.) The actress' memoir, from her Hollywood childhood through "Beverly Hills, 90210," to her son's birth.

6. Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely. (Harper, $25.95.) An MIT behavioral economist shows how emotions and social norms systematically shape our behavior.

7. The Reason for God, by Timothy Keller. (Dutton, $24.95.) A minister addresses common doubts and defends faith in a Christian God.

8. (X) I Am America (And So Can You!), by Stephen Colbert et al. (Grand Central, $26.99.) The wit and wisdom of the mock pundit of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report."

9. Common Wealth, by Jeffrey Sachs. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) An economist argues for global cooperation around shared goals of sustainable development.

10. Human Smoke, by Nicholson Baker. (Simon & Schuster, $30.) A pacifist outcry against the aerial bombing of civilians.


1. The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne. (Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95.) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.

2. Stop Whining, Start Living, by Laura Schlessinger. (Harper/HarperCollins, $24.95.) Changing one's perspective to keep from dwelling on the negative.

3. Become a Better You, by Joel Osteen. (Free Press, $25.) Seven keys to living with joy.

4. Women and Money, by Suze Orman. (Spiegel & Grau, $24.95.) Advice for overcoming one's dysfunctional relationship with money, including a five-month plan for getting finances on track. (b)

5. The 4-hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $19.95.) Reconstructing your life so that it's not all about work.

An (x) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders. Rankings relflect sales for the week ending Mar. 29 at almost 4,000 bookstores.