1. THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $28.95.) Partners in a small law firm take on a big case after a fast-track burnout joins them.

2. 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. (Knopf, $30.50.) In 1980s Tokyo, a woman who punishes perpetrators of domestic violence has ties to an aspiring novelist who takes on an unusual ghostwriting project.

3. THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central, $25.99.) Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.

4. THE SNOW ANGEL, by Glenn Beck. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, $21.) A woman re-evaluates her life.

5. THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. (Little, Brown & Co., $25.99.) A widow keeps the identity of the new man she is about to marry a secret as her children gather for Christmas.

6. THE MARRIAGE PLOT, by Jeffrey Eugenides. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.) Three Brown graduates in the early 1980s wrestle with love, religion and coming of age.

7. THE NIGHT ETERNAL, by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $26.99.) A small band fights the vampire who unleashed a devastating virus; the final volume of the Strain trilogy.

8. THE AFFAIR, by Lee Child. (Delacorte, $28.) For Jack Reacher, an elite military police officer, it all started in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up.

9. DAMNED, by Chuck Palahniuk. (Doubleday, $24.95.) A 13-year-old who died of a pot overdose finds herself in hell.

10. SHOCK WAVE, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $27.95.) Virgil Flowers investigates several bombings of a superstore chain that seeks to open a store in a Minnesota river town.

11(x). THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, by Julian Barnes. (Knopf, $23.95.) In this Man Booker Prize-winning novel, an unexpected bequest causes a man in his 60s to question his understanding of the past.


1. STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster, $35.) A biography of the recently deceased entrepreneur, based on 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years.

2. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor" looks at the heart-stopping events surrounding one of the most consequential episodes of U.S. history: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

3. THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and life and when we can and cannot trust our intuition.

4. BOOMERANG, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $25.95.) A look at some of the places -- Greece, Ireland, Iceland -- hardest hit by the financial collapse of 2008, and at how it happened.

5. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House, $27.) An Olympic runner's story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his bomber went down over the Pacific.

6. THREE AND OUT, by John U. Bacon. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.) An account of Rich Rodriguez's experiences as the coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines.

7. THE END OF NORMAL, by Stephanie Madoff Mack with Tamara Jones. (Blue Rider, $26.95.) The widow of Bernard Madoff's son Mark, who committed suicide, describes the effect on her family of the revelation of the senior Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

8(x). SERIOUSLY ... I'M KIDDING, by Ellen DeGeneres. (Grand Central, $26.99.) A collection of humor pieces from the stand-up comedian and talk-show host.

9. THIS IS HERMAN CAIN!, by Herman Cain. (Threshold, $25.) The life and views of the Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza.

10. JACQUELINE KENNEDY: HISTORIC CONVERSATIONS ON LIFE WITH JOHN F. KENNEDY. (Hyperion, $60.) Recordings and transcripts of a seven-part interview with Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. in 1964.

11(x). SUICIDE OF A SUPERPOWER, by Patrick J. Buchanan. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, $27.99.) How the death of faith has accelerated American decline.


1. NEARING HOME, by Billy Graham. (Thomas Nelson, $19.99.) The evangelist explores the challenges of aging.

2(x). EVERY DAY A FRIDAY, by Joel Osteen. (FaithWords, $24.99.) A guide to finding happiness every day, by the pastor of Lakewood Church. (b)

3. PAULA DEEN'S SOUTHERN COOKING BIBLE, by Paula Deen with Melissa Clark. (Simon & Schuster, $29.99.) Classic Southern dishes for every occasion.

4. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE THE DAY!, by David Jeremiah. (FaithWords, $24.99.) How the decline of Western civilization can be reversed.

5. GIVING 2.0, by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen. (Jossey-Bass, $25.95.) Finding ways to give time, money and expertise. (b)

Rankings reflect sales for the week that ended Oct. 29 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.