Best-sellers (hardcover)

Fiction

1. “The Almost Moon”: by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown : $24.99) A depressed divorcee kills her mother, then tries to understand what drove her to it.

2. “A Thousand Splendid Suns”: by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead : $25.95) Two Afghan women struggle to survive jihad, civil war and Taliban tyranny.

3. “World Without End”: by Ken Follett (Dutton : $35) Four children of the Pillars’ families struggle in 14th century England during the Black Death.

4. “Playing for Pizza”: by John Grisham (Doubleday : $21.95) A down-on-his-luck pro quarterback finds refuge on a football team in Parma, Italy.

5. “Run”: by Ann Patchett (Harper : $25.95) A widower faces complications when one of his children is shadowed by the birth mother.

6. “The Abstinence Teacher”: by Tom Perrotta (St. Martin’s : $24.95) A church group forces abstinence-only sex education on a high school.

7. “Blonde Faith”: by Walter Mosley (Little, Brown : $25.99) Easy Rawlins, torn up at losing his longtime love, must track down two missing friends.

8. “Bridge of Sighs”: by Richard Russo (Knopf : $26.95) The slow death of a Northeast factory town shapes the lives of its inhabitants.

9. “You’ve Been Warned”: by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown : $27.99) Trouble ensues when a nanny falls for her employer.

10. “The Choice”: by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central : $24.99) A veterinarian determined to play the field falls hard for his next-door neighbor.

Nonfiction

1. “Clapton”: by Eric Clapton (Broadway : $26) The legendary guitarist tells all about the blues, becoming a rock legend, his bouts with addiction and his loves.

2. “I Am America (and so Can You!)”: by Stephen Colbert (Grand Central : $26.99) “The Colbert Report” star expounds on the forces destroying America.

3. “The Secret”: by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words : $23.95) Life’s secrets distilled from oral tradition, literature, religion and philosophy.

4. “The Age of Turbulence”: by Alan Greenspan (Penguin : $35) The enigmatic former Fed chief explains his economic actions, good and bad.

5. “Musicophilia”: by Oliver Sacks (Knopf : $26) The medical storyteller explores the link between music and its myriad effects on the human brain.

6. “Come On People”: by Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint (Thomas Nelson : $25.99) A prescription for people to move from victimhood to victory.

7. “The Nine”: by Jeffrey Toobin (Doubleday : $27.95) The New Yorker reporter and legal eagle details the inner workings and politics of the U.S. Supreme Court.

8. “Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and in Life”: by Donald J. Trump and Bill Zanker (HarperCollins : $26.95) Take-no-prisoners tips.

9. “My Grandfather’s Son”: by Clarence Thomas (HarperCollins : $26.95) The high court justice details his youth, early career and his confirmation battle.

10. “Wonderful Tonight”: by Pattie Boyd with Penny Junor (Harmony : $25.95) The iconic model who inspired George Harrison and Eric Clapton tells her story.

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