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1 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO 81 (Vintage, $14.95). By Stieg Larsson. First book in the late Swede’s “Millennium Trilogy”; basis of the film.
2 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE 42 (Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed.
3 DELIVER US FROM EVIL (Vision, $9.99) 2 By David Baldacci. Covert op Shaw returns to thwart a Ukrainian trading in nuclear arms and slavery.
4 THE LOST SYMBOL (Anchor, $9.99) 12 By Dan Brown. Masonic lore figures prominently in this sequel to “The Da Vinci Code”; set in D.C.
5 CUTTING FOR STONE (Vintage, $15.95) 15 By Abraham Verghese. Medicine, political upheaval and Africa woven into a sweeping saga.
6 WINTER GARDEN (St. Martin’s, $14.99) 1 By Kristin Hannah. A father’s death drives two sisters’ discovery of their Russian-born mother’s scarred past.
7 LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14) 45 By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees.
8 HOUSE RULES (Washington Square, $16) 9 By Jodi Picoult. A mom’s ordeal when her oldest son, who has Asperger’s syndrome, is accused of murder.
9 THE SCENT OF JASMINE (Pocket, $7.99) 2 By Jude Deveraux. Granting a favor leads a Southern belle on a run for her life with a dashing Scotsman.
10 THE IMPERFECTIONISTS (Dial, $15) 1 By Tom Rachman. The tumultuous, often comic goings-on at a failing English-language paper in Rome.
1 INSIDE OF A DOG: WHAT DOGS SEE, SMELL, AND 12
KNOW (Scribner, $16). By Alexandra Horowitz A psychology professor hits the dog park.
2 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: A LITTLE BOY’S 1 ASTOUNDING STORY OF HIS TRIP TO HEAVEN AND
BACK (Thomas Nelson, $16.99). By Todd Burpo
3 WHAT THE DOG SAW (Back Bay, $16.99) 4 By Malcolm Gladwell. A collection of quirky essays that were previously published in the New Yorker.
4 EAT THIS, NOT THAT! NEW 2011 EDITION 5 (Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko & Matt Goulding. Updated edition with new features.
5 THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE 52 (College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips.
6 JUST KIDS (Ecco, $16). By Patti Smith 6 The singer-songwriter reflects on her romance and enduring friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe.
7 COOK THIS, NOT THAT! EASY AND AWESOME 350 6 CALORIE MEALS (Rodale, $19.99) By David Zinczenko & Matt Goulding. Fast-food faves.
8 THE LEAN SIX SIGMA POCKET TOOLBOOK 1 (McGraw-Hill, $16.95). By Michael L. George et al. A quick reference guide of management principles.
9 THE WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2011 8 (World Almanac, $12.99). An authority since 1868, this edition includes the Olympics and midterms.
10 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING 11 (Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular guide.