The Commercial Appeal
New York Times bestsellers
1. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday). The symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist. 2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead). A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan; from the author of “The Kite Runner.” 3. Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf). A defrocked Miami cop turned restaurant inspector investigates a grisly murder. 4. The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls (Scribner). When their irresponsible mother takes off, a 12-year-old California girl and her sister join the rest of their family in Virginia. 5. The Eye of Moloch by Glenn Beck with Jack Henderson ( Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts). Continuing the fight to save America begun in “The Overton Window.” 6. The King’s Deception by Steve Berry (Ballantine). Ex-government operative Cotton Malone stumbles upon a CIA operation attempting to call into question the legitimacy of Elizabeth I’s reign and her conquest of Ireland. 7. The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank (Morrow/ HarperCollins). An Atlanta woman returns to her hometown, Charleston, to reassess her life. 8. Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (Simon & Schuster). Andrea Sachs is now running a bridal magazine. 9. The Hit by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $27.99). Government hit man Will Robie uncovers a serious threat as he attempts to take out a fellow assassin who has gone rogue. 10. Zero Hour by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (Putnam). Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala and the rest of the Numa team search for a physicist’s machine, buried in an ocean trench, that can cause deadly earthquakes in the 11th Numa Files novel.
1. Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books). The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.” 2. American Gun by Chris Kyle with William Doyle (Morrow/ HarperCollins). Kyle, a former member of the Navy SEALs who was shot to death in Texas in February, tells how 10 firearms changed U.S. history. 3. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell (Knopf, $24.95). The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence. 4. Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan (Crown Archetype). Life with five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment. 5. Keep It Pithy by Bill O’Reilly (Crown Archetype). A “highlight reel” of previous writings, updated, from the host of “The O’Reilly Factor.” 6. Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty (Penguin Press). An autobiography by the successful coach, who led his teams — the Chicago Bulls six times, and the Los Angeles Lakers five — to NBA championships. 7. The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson (Holt). The final volume of the Liberation Trilogy describes the Allied victory in Europe, from D-Day in June 1944 to the German surrender 11 months later. 8. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris (Little, Brown, $27). Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco. 9. Collapse of Dignity by Napoleon Gomez (BenBella). The head of a Mexican miners’ union describes the explosion that killed 65 miners in 2006, and his subsequent fight against corporate greed and political corruption. 10. The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books). Behind the scenes at the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.”
1. The 100 by Jorge Cruise (Morrow/HarperCollins). A fourweek, low-sugar weight-loss plan. 2. Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman (Little, Brown & Co.). A plan for achieving fast and sustained weight loss. 3. Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown. (Chronicle Books). Darth Vader is a busy dad with a rebellious teenage daughter. 4. For What It’s Worth by Les Gold (Portfolio/Penguin). Business advice from the Detroit pawnbroker, reality TV personality. 5. Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle Books). The father-son dynamic in a galaxy far, far away.
1. Joyland by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime). In North Carolina in 1973, a college student working at an amusement park confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. 2. Entwined With You by Sylvia Day (Berkley). Eve and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires; a Crossfire novel. 3. World War Z by Max Brooks ( Three Rivers, $14.95). An “oral history” of an imagined Zombie War. 4. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Harper Perennial, $15.99). Ruins both emotional and architectural, in Italy, Hollywood and elsewhere, figure in this sweeping novel. 5. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper Perennial). A woman’s life expands as a visitation of butterflies brings scientific truths to rural Tennessee. 6. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Bantam). In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering; Book 1 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.” 7. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (Vintage, $15.95). First book in an erotic trilogy. 8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (HarperOne). In this fable, a Spanish shepherd boy ventures to Egypt in search of treasure and his destiny. 9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Mariner/Houghton Mifflin, $14 and $15.95). An allegory on the high seas, in which a teenage boy and a 450-pound tiger are thrown together in a lifeboat after a shipwreck. 10. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (Back Bay/ Little, Brown). A teenage daughter compiles emails, official documents and secret correspondence in an effort to find her eccentric mother.
1. Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster, $15.99). A neurosurgeon’s journey into the afterlife. 2. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Vintage, $15.95). A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in the summer of 1995. 3. American Sniper by Chris Kyle (Harper/HarperCollins, $9.99). Memoir by the Navy SEAL sniper killed in Texas. 4. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $16.99). Why some people succeed. 5. Control by Glenn Beck and others ( Threshold Editions/ Mercury Radio Arts). An argument against gun restriction laws. 6. Quiet by Susan Cain (Broadway, $16). Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society. 7. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Vintage). A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. 8. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life. 9. America the Beautiful by Ben Carson with Candy Carson (Zondervan, $14.99). The nation’s future informed by its past. 10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway, $16). The story of an African-American woman whose cancerous cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.