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April 27, 2014

The week's best-selling books


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. ”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.”

4. ”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.

5. ”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.

6. ”The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow: $25.99): A 7-year-old English boy goes on an otherworldly adventure when he discovers a neighbor’s supernatural secret.

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

8. “Can’t and Won’t: Stories,” by Lydia Davis (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $26): This sixth collection of short stories strips narrative to its most essential form.

9. “In Paradise,” by Peter Matthiessen (Riverhead: $27.95): An American scholar attends a meditative retreat at Auschwitz in 1996.

10. “The Signature of All Things,” by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking: $28.95): The botanist daughter of a wealthy 19th century Philadelphia family finds true love .


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. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book,” by Diane Muldrow (Golden Books: $9.99): Practical advice from the beloved classic children’s series.

3. “Face the Music,” by Paul Stanley (HarperOne: $28.99): A behind-the-music memoir from the frontman of KISS.

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