1. The Gate House, by Nelson DeMille. (Grand Central, $27.99.) In a sequel to "The Gold Coast" (1990), a tax attorney and his ex-wife explore reconciliation.

2. Extreme Measures, by Vince Flynn. (Atria, $27.95.) Mitch Rapp teams up with a CIA colleague to fight a terrorist cell -- and the politicians who would rein them in.

3. The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown, $26.) Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller (the Lincoln lawyer) team up to find a killer.

4. The Lucky One, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central, $24.99.) A Marine returning home sets out to track down a woman whose photo he found in Iraq.

5. A Good Woman, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $27.) An American society girl who made a new life as a doctor in World War I France returns to New York.

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

7. Bones, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine, $27.) Psychologist/detective Alex Delaware is called in when women's bodies keep turning up in a Los Angeles marsh.

8. Rough Weather, by Robert Parker. (Putnam, $26.95.) Boston private eye Spenser gets involved when a gunman kidnaps a bride from her wedding on a private island.

9(x). Testimony, by Anita Shreve. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) A sex scandal at a Vermont prep school is caught on tape.

10. A Lion Among Men, by Gregory Maguire. (Morrow, $26.95.) A looming civil war in Oz, seen through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion; Book 3 of the Wicked Years.


1. Dewey, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. (Grand Central, $19.99.) The kitten left freezing in the returned-book slot of an Iowa public library and his rise to fame.

2. Against Medical Advice, by James Patterson and Hal Friedman. (Little, Brown, $26.99.) A family's struggle to get treatment for their son's Tourette's syndrome.

3. The Snowball, by Alice Schroeder. (Bantam, $35.) The life of Warren Buffett.

4. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, by Bill O'Reilly. (Broadway, $26.) The Fox News commentator on his upbringing and career.

5. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, by Thomas Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95.) How a green revolution can renew America, by a New York Times columnist.

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

7. Letter to My Daughter, by Maya Angelou. (Random House, $25.) Reminiscences, appreciations and poems from the author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

8. Multiple Blessings, by Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson. (Zondervan, $19.) A couple with twins have sextuplets.

9. The Longest Trip Home, by John Grogan. (Morrow, $25.95.) A memoir of growing up Catholic, by the author of "Marley & Me."

10. John Lennon, by Philip Norman. (Ecco, $34.95.) Life as a Beatle and beyond, from the author of "Shout!"


1. Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, by Ina Garten. (Clarkson Potter, $35.) Cooking techniques and nearly 100 new recipes for elegant meals.

2. Flat Belly Diet!, by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass. (Rodale, $25.95.) Nutrition advice and workout tips from the editors of Prevention magazine.

3. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on "seizing every moment" from Pausch, a professor who died of pancreatic cancer at 47.

4. Martha Stewart's Cooking School, by Martha Stewart with Sarah Carey. Photographs by Marcus Nilsson and Ditte Isager. (Clarkson Potter, $45.) How to roast, broil, braise, stew, sauté, poach and more.

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

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 Nov. 1 at almost 4,000 bookstores.