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October 4, 2013

Best selling books


Derry News

---- — Fiction

1.“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.

2.“W is for Wasted,” by Sue Grafton (Putnam: $28.95) A homeless man, one of two seemingly unrelated deaths, leaves sleuth Kinsey Millhone an inheritance.

3.“MaddAddam,” by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese: $27.95) A plague leaves few survivors ready to rebuild in this final book in the dystopian trilogy.

4.“And the Mountains Echoed,” by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead: $28.95) A father’s decision to give his 3-year-old daughter to a wealthy family in Kabul begins a 60-year Afghan history lesson.

5.“Someone,” by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: $25.95) An Irish-catholic woman’s ordinary life from childhood on in a Brooklyn neighborhood.

6.“The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland Books: $26) An ex-soldier turned detective investigates a supermodel’s suicide.

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

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

9.“Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio (Knopf: $15.99) The trials and triumphs of a 10-year-old boy starting school for the first time.

10.“Night Film,” by Marisha Pessl (Random House: $28) A reporter investigates the death of the daughter of a cult film director in this noir-esque mystery.

Nonfiction

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

2.“Salinger,” by David Shields and Shane Salerno (Simon & Schuster: $37.50) Newly discovered material reveals a deeper insight into the author’s reclusive life.

3.“Empty Mansions,” by Bill Dedman (Ballantine: $28) A portrait of the mysterious and eccentric heiress of the Gilded Age, Huguette Clark.

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

5.“Wilson,” by A. Scott Berg (Putnam: $40) Newly discovered material sheds new light on the life of President Woodrow Wilson.

6.“Grumpy Cat,” by Grumpy Cat (Chronicle: $12.95) A scrapbook filled with photos and quips of the cat with the perpetually frowny face.

7.“Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $27) The essayist’s recent collection of his life’s travails and travel tales.

8.“Lean In,” by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf: $24.95) The Facebook executive offers observations on gender inequities in the professional world.

9.“Lawrence in Arabia,” by Scott Anderson (Doubleday: $28.95) The tale of T.E. Lawrence and the main players involved in the Middle Eastern theater of WWI.

10.“Si-cology 1,” by Si Robertson (Howard Books: $22.99) Stories from “Duck Dynasty’s” Uncle Si’s youth.