For the week of September 23, 2012. View the complete list from The New York Times.
1. THE TIME KEEPER, by Mitch Albom. (Hyperion, $24.99.) A fable about the inventor of the world’s first clock, who returns to our world after centuries of banishment; from the author of Tuesdays With Morrie.
2. ZOO, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A young biologist warns world leaders about the reasons for escalating animal attacks on cities.
3. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
4. THE TOMBS, by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry. (Putnam, $27.95.) Sam and Remi Fargo, a husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team, search for the tomb of Attila the Hun.
5. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, by George R. R. Martin. (Bantam, $35.) After a colossal battle, the Seven Kingdoms face new threats; Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire.
1. NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (Dutton, $26.95.) An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed bin Laden.
2. THE AMATEUR, by Edward Klein. (Regnery, $27.95.) A journalist argues that President Obama is callow and unable to lead.
3. OBAMA’S AMERICA, by Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery, $27.95.) An argument that President Obama is the architect of American decline
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. MORTALITY, by Christopher Hitchens. (Twelve, $22.99.) Reports and reflections on his illness and impending death by the writer, who died in December 2011.
Children’s Chapter Books:
1. LINCOLN’S LAST DAYS, by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman. (Holt, $19.99.) An account of the 16th president’s assassination. (Ages 10 to 15)
2. THE DEMIGOD DIARIES, by Rick Riordan. (Hyperion/Disney, $12.99.) Lore on the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. (Ages 10 to 14)
4. 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)
5. SURVIVORS: THE EMPTY CITY, by Erin Hunter. (Harper/HarperCollins, $16.99.) Lucky has always been a lone dog, but he must learn a new way when his world is turned upside down. (Ages 10 to 18)