New York Times Best Sellers


For the week of October 7, 2012. View the complete list from The New York Times.

Hardcover Fiction:

1. WINTER OF THE WORLD, by Ken Follett. (Dutton, $36.) In Book 2 of the Century trilogy, members of five interrelated families from five countries, some of them children of characters in the previous book, Fall of Giants, grapple with the tumultuous historical events of the years 1939-49.

2. A WANTED MAN, by Lee Child. (Delacorte, $28.) A carload of people involved in a conspiracy pick up a disheveled hitchhiker, Child’s vigilante hero Jack Reacher.

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 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.

5. LOW PRESSURE, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central, $26.99.) A woman makes disturbing discoveries — and acquires a stalker — when she writes a book about her sister’s murder.


Hardcover Nonfiction:

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 PRICE OF POLITICS, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster, $30.) Inside the debt-ceiling negotations of 2011 with the Washington Post journalist.

3. JOSEPH ANTON, by Salman Rushdie. (Random House, $30.) The novelist’s life for nearly 10 years under the Ayatollah Khomeini’s death sentence for writing The Satanic Verses.

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. THE OATH, by Jeffrey Toobin. (Doubleday, $28.95.) The ideological battles between President Obama and the Supreme Court.


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. UNSTOPPABLE, by Tim Green. (Harper/HarperCollins, $16.99.) A foster child in a cruel home dreams of playing in the N.F.L. (Ages 9 to 12)

3. SECONDS AWAY, by Harlan Coben. (Putnam, $18.99.) Mickey Bolitar and his new friends find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery. (Ages 12 and up)

4. JUSTIN BIEBER: JUST GETTING STARTED, by Justin Bieber. (Harper/HarperCollins, $21.99.) The pop star tells his own story in words and pictures. (Ages 10 and up)

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


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