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April 20, 2014

Best-selling books

Fiction

1.”The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown: $30) A young man clings to a painting years after surviving an explosion at a museum that killed his mother.

2.”The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green (Dutton: $17.99) Two teenagers fighting cancer fall in love.

3.”The Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking: $27.95) The friendship between a 10-year-old Charleston slave and her reluctant 11-year-old owner.

4.”Insurgent,” by Veronica Roth (Katharine Tegen Books: $17.99) Tris and Tobias’ bond is tested when they rise up against their dystopian boundaries.

5.”Missing You,” by Harlan Coben (Dutton: $27.95) An online dating site reveals an ex-fiancee and dangerous conspiracy for an NYPD detective.

6.”Bark,” by Lorrie Moore (Knopf: $24.95) The tragic and humorous absurdities of domestic life fill this short-story collection.

7.”Frog Music,” by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown: $27) Based on a true, unsolved 1876 crime, a burlesque dancer tracks down a friend’s killer in San Francisco.

8.”One More Thing,” by B.J. Novak (Knopf: $24.95) A debut collection of humorous short stories from the comedic actor and star of “The Office.”

9.”The Black-Eyed Blonde,” by Benjamin Black (Holt: $27) Philip Marlowe is back with a beautiful client and a case involving the city’s richest families.

10.”By Its Cover,” by Donna Leon (Atlantic Monthly Press: $26) Theft of rare books and a murder at a library in this latest Guido Brunetti Mystery.

Nonfiction

1.”Flash Boys,” by Michael Lewis (Norton: $27.95) A post-financial crisis tale of a group of Wall Street guys reforming the markets via high-frequency trading.

2.”Thrive,” by Arianna Huffington (Harmony: $26) The editor of The Huffington Post redefines what it means to be successful beyond money and power.

3.”10 Percent Happier,” by Dan Harris (It Books: $25.99) The “Nightline” anchor’s meditative adventure to find peace after an on-air panic attack.

4.”The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown (Viking: $28.95) A scrappy U.S. Crew team competes for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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