New York Times Best Sellers

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For the week of August 26, 2012. View the complete list from The New York Times.

Hardcover Fiction:

1. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

2. SWEET TALK, by Julie Garwood. (Dutton, $26.95.) An I.R.S. officer and an F.B.I. agent fight corruption, and a mutual attraction, while investigating a Ponzi scheme.

3. WHERE WE BELONG, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s, $27.99.) A woman’s successful life is disrupted by the appearance of an 18-year-old girl with a link to her past.

4. CHARON’S CLAW, by R. A. Salvatore. (Wizards of the Coast, $27.95.) In Book 3 of the Neverwinter Saga, Drizzt and Dahlia plot revenge against the Netherese lord Herzgo Alegni.

5. ODD APOCALYPSE, by Dean Koontz. (Bantam, $28.) Odd Thomas, who can communicate with the dead, explores the mysteries of an old estate now owned by a billionaire.

Hardcover Nonfiction:

1. WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. (Knopf, $25.95.) A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

2. THE AMATEUR, by Edward Klein. (Regnery, $27.95.) A journalist argues that President Obama is callow and unable to lead.

3. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House, $27.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

4. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of The O’Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

5. DOUBLE CROSS, by Ben Macintyre. (Crown, $26.) How the Allies tricked the Nazis into believing that on D-Day they would attack somewhere other than Normandy.

 

Children’s Chapter Books:

1. INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, $17.99.) A faction war looms in this Divergent follow-up. (Ages 14 and up)

2. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green. (Dutton, $17.99.) A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and up)

3. MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk Books, $17.99.) A mysterious orphanage. (Ages 12 and up)

4. THE LAND OF STORIES: THE WISHING SPELL, by Chris Colfer. Illustrated by Brandon Dorman. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) An old book offers a passage into the lives of fairy-tale characters. (Ages 8 to 12)

5. MIDDLE SCHOOL: GET ME OUT OF HERE!, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Illustrated by Laura Park. (Little, Brown, $15.99.) Seventh grade is more competitive than expected. (Ages 8 to 12)

 

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