1. FREEDOM, by Jonathan Franzen. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.) A family of Midwestern liberals during the Bush years; by the author of "The Corrections."
2. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $27.95.) The third volume of a trilogy about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.
3. DARK PERIL, by Christine Feehan. (Berkley, $25.95.) A Dragonseeker on a deadly mission; a Carpathian novel.
4. LOST EMPIRE, by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood. (Putnam, $27.95.) Sam and Remi Fargo, a husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team, pursue an important relic.
5. THE POSTCARD KILLERS, by James Patterson and Liza Marklund. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) An NYPD detective joins a Swedish reporter in a search for the killer of young couples in Europe, including his daughter and her boyfriend.
6. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.
7. THE WAY OF KINGS, by Brandon Sanderson. (Tor/Tom Doherty, $27.99.) In the first book of a new series, the Stormlight Archive, war ravages the world of Roshar.
8. SPIDER BONES, by Kathy Reichs. (Scribner, $26.99.) Temperance Brennan investigates the case of a man who seems to have died twice.
9. BODY WORK, by Sara Paretsky. (Putnam, $26.95.) V.I. Warshawski probes the death of a club patron.
10. STAR ISLAND, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf, $26.95.) A paparazzo attempting to kidnap a drug-addled pop star grabs her stunt double by mistake.
1. CRIMES AGAINST LIBERTY, by David Limbaugh. (Regnery, $29.95.) A political indictment of the Obama presidency. (b)
2. -------- MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern. (It Books/HarperCollins, $15.99.) A coming-of-age memoir organized around the musings, purveyed on Twitter, of the author's father.
3. A JOURNEY, by Tony Blair. (Knopf, $35.) A memoir by the former British prime minister.
4. THE PERFECTION POINT, by John Brenkus. (Harper/HarperCollins, $26.99.) The absolute limits of human performance in various sports.
5. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed has to do with luck and opportunity, from the author of "Blink."
6. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot. (Crown, $26.) The story of the woman whose cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951 and have since supported a mountain of research.
7. LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME, by Gail Caldwell. (Random House, $23.) A tribute to a deep friendship between two women.
8. EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, by S.C. Gwynne. (Scribner, $27.50.) The story of Quanah Parker, the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.
9(x). THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight.
10. COMMITTED, by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Viking, $26.95.) The author of "Eat, Pray, Love" wrestles with, and overcomes, her ambivalence about marriage.
ADVICE, HOW-TO AND MISCELLANEOUS
1. THE POWER, by Rhonda Byrne. (Atria, $23.95.) Living the life of your dreams, from the author of "The Secret."
2. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD, by Geneen Roth. (Scribner, $24.) How women can improve their relationship with food and their bodies.
3. DELIVERING HAPPINESS, by Tony Hsieh. (Business Plus, $23.99.) Lessons from business (pizza place, worm farm, Zappos) and life. (b)
4. THE CARB LOVERS DIET, by Ellen Kunes and Frances Largeman-Roth. (Oxmoor, $24.95.) A weight-loss program with favorites like bread, pasta and potatoes.
5. THE ONE MINUTE NEGOTIATOR, by Don Hutson and George Lucas. (Berrett-Koehler, $21.95.) Simple steps for reaching better agreements. (b)
Rankings reflect sales for the week that ended Sept. 4 at thousands of venues nationwide. 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.
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