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October 13, 2013

Best selling books


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Fiction

1.”Doctor Sleep,” by Stephen King (Scribner: $30) This sequel to “The Shining” follows Danny as an adult, a recovering alcoholic still haunted by his past.

2.”The Lowland,” by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf: $27.95) The consequences of choices are explored when two Indian American brothers follow very different paths.

3.”The Bones of Paris,” by Laurie R. King (Bantam: $26) A private investigator trolls jazz age Paris cafes and bars for a missing young American actress.

4.”W Is for Wasted,” by Sue Grafton (Putnam: $28.95) A homeless man leaves sleuth Kinsey Millhone an inheritance.

5.”Bleeding Edge,” by Thomas Pynchon (Penguin Press: $28.95) A former fraud investigator is immersed in the dot-com hacker world of 2001 in Manhattan.

6.”Never Go Back,” by Lee Child (Delacorte: $28) Jack Reacher is on the run after the army arrests him for a crime he can’t remember committing.

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

8.”Someone,” by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $25.95) An Irish Catholic woman’s ordinary life from childhood on in a Brooklyn neighborhood.

9.”The Longest Ride,” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central: $27) The converging stories of two romances: an elderly couple and young college students.

10.”Dissident Gardens,” by Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday: $27.95) Three generations of one family of American communist true believers.

Nonfiction

1.”Killing Jesus,” by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard (Henry Holt: $28) The background of Christ and events leading to his death.

2.”Zealot,” by Reza Aslan (Random House: $27) The religion scholar examines the life of Jesus during first century Palestine.

3.”Still Foolin’ Em,” by Billy Crystal (Holt: $28) The comedian looks back at his life, career and the absurd challenges of turning 65.

4.”Simple Dreams,” by Linda Ronstadt (Simon & Schuster: $15) The singer muses on her Parkinson’s diagnosis and music career spanning five decades.

5.”I Could Chew on This,” by Francesco Marciuliano (Chronicle: $12.95) Poems and portraits fill this canine companion book to the feline version, “I Could Pee on This.”

6.”Levels of Life,” by Julian Barnes (Knopf: $22.95) An intimate discourse on love, death and the ongoing grief over the death of the author’s wife in 2008.

7.”Command and Control,” by Eric Schlosser (Penguin Press: $36) This history examines the safety of stored nuclear warheads and narrowly averted disasters.

8.”The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown (Viking: $28.95) An underdog story of a scrappy U.S. Crew team competing for gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

9.”The Art of Communicating,” by Thich Nhat Hanh (HarperOne: $25.99) Mastering the fundamental skills of effective listening and speaking.

10.”Henri, Le Chat Noir,” by William Braden (Ten Speed Press: $12.99) A collection of photos, quotes and musings from an existential cat.