1. Tribute, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $26.95.) A former child star returns to Virginia to rehabilitate the farm owned by her grandmother, an actress who dies mysteriously.

2. Fearless Fourteen, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin's, $27.95.) Stephanie Plum and her boyfriend become involved when his cousin's bank robbery goes bad.

3. The Last Patriot, by Brad Thor. (Atria, $26.) Scot Harvath, a Homeland Security superagent, searches for an ancient secret that could defeat Islamic militants.

4. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A mute takes takes refuge with three dogs in the Wisconsin woods after his father's murder.

5. Swan Peak, by James Lee Burke. (Simon & Schuster, $25.95.) A Louisiana detective can't escape trouble on his Montana vacation. Read a review on E8.

6.(x) Sail, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A sailing vacation turns into a disaster.

7. The Host, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won't surrender.

8. Tailspin, by Catherine Coulter. (Putnam, $25.95.) A married couple who are FBI agents come to the aid of a colleague.

9. The Beach House, by Jane Green. (Viking, $24.95.) A woman's life changes when she rents out rooms in her Nantucket house.

10. Love the One You're With, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin's, $24.95) A woman's happy marriage is shaken when she encounters an old boyfriend.


1. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) The humorist's latest essays.

2. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.

3. Fleeced, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Harper, $26.95.) Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists. (b)

4. What Happened, by Scott McClellan. (PublicAffairs, $27.95.) A former White House press secretary regrets that "I allowed myself to be deceived" by top officials.

5. Stori Telling, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight, $24.95.) The actress's memoir.

6. The Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi. (Grand Central, $25.99.) An American writer in Florence and an Italian journalist work to discover the identity of a serial killer.

7. The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria. (Norton, $25.95.) The rise of China and India and the global distribution of power.

8. Audition, by Barbara Walters. (Knopf, $29.95.) A personal and professional memoir.

9. The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, by Vincent Bugliosi. (Vanguard, $26.95.) The Manson prosecutor makes a case for trying the president for the deaths of 4,000 American soldiers in Iraq.

10.(x) My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor. (Viking, $24.95.) A brain scientist shares what she learned from her 1996 stroke.


1. Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld. (Collins/Harper/Collins, $24.95.) Tips and recipes to fool children into eating right, from a mother of three (and the wife of Jerry Seinfeld).

2. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) After learning he has terminal cancer, a college professor shares his thoughts on the importance of "seizing every moment."

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

4. Goodnight Bush, by Erich Origen and Gan Golan. (Little, Brown, $14.99.) A requiem for the Bush administration, based on the children's book "Goodnight Moon."

5. The South Beach Diet Supercharged, by Arthur Agatston with Joseph Signorile. (Rodale, $25.95.) A guide to faster weight loss.

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 July 12 at almost 4,000 bookstores.