1. Escape Clause, by John Sandford. (Putnam) Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension must deal with the theft of tigers from the local zoo.

2. Two by Two, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.

3. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult. (Ballantine) A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.

4. The Obsidian Chamber, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central) While FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is believed dead, his ward is kidnapped.

5. Vince Flynn: Order to Kill, by Kyle Mills. (Emily Bestler/Atria) Flynn’s character, CIA operative Mitch Rapp, uncovers a dangerous Russian plot. Flynn died in 2013.

6. The Secret History of Twin Peaks, by Mark Frost. (Flatiron) An amplification of the world of the 1990-91 TV series “Twin Peaks” by the show’s co-creator, in preparation for new episodes to be aired on Showtime in 2017.

7. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett. (Harper) Five decades in the lives of two families remade by divorce.

8. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware. (Scout) A travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.

9. Home, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton) Myron Bolitar and his friend Win locate a boy who was kidnapped 10 years earlier.

10. Today Will Be Different, by Maria Semple. (Little, Brown) A calamitous day in the life of a cynical Seattle transplant from the author of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”


1. The Magnolia Story, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson) The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

2. Killing the Rising Sun, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) “The O’Reilly Factor” host recounts the final years of World War II.

3. Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen. (Simon & Schuster) The singer-songwriter’s autobiography.

4. Buffering, by Hannah Hart. (Dey Street/Morrow) Memoir by “My Drunk Kitchen” host focuses on her challenging childhood.

5. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. (HarperCollins) A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

6. Filthy Rich, by James Patterson and John Connolly with Tim Malloy. (Little, Brown) The story of a South Florida financier convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls.

7. A Life in Parts, by Bryan Cranston. (Scribner) The actor discusses his relationships and career.

8. Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle Melton. (Flatiron) After her husband confesses to infidelities, a woman who has overcome bulimia and alcoholism struggles to grow — and so does he.

9. Hero of the Empire, by Candice Millard. (Doubleday) Young Winston Churchill’s adventures in Africa during the Boer War, including an escape from captivity in 1899.

10. Upstream, by Mary Oliver. (Penguin Press) The poet’s essays, many close observations of the natural world.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, by Gina Homolka with Heather K. Jones. (Clarkson Potter) Recipes, including vegetarian and gluten-free, for fast meals and for slow-cookers by a blogger and a dietitian.

2. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press) Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life.

3. Uninvited, by Lysa TerKeurst. (Thomas Nelson) The author examines the roots of rejection and its ability to poison relationships, including one’s relationship with God. (b)

4. Is This the End? by David Jeremiah. (Thomas Nelson) A pastor and media personality addresses cultural change, political turmoil and moral decay as they relate to God’s plan. (b) (x)

5. The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) A guide to communicating love in a way your spouse will understand.


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Oct. 22. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.