New York Times Best Sellers

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For the week of November 11, 2012. View the complete list from The New York Times.

Hardcover Fiction:

1. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $28.95.) Malcolm Bannister, an imprisoned ex-lawyer, knows who murdered a federal judge. And he concocts a scheme to exchange this information for his freedom.

2. THE PANTHER, by Nelson DeMille. (Grand Central, $27.99.) Posted to Yemen, the anti-terrorist task force agent John Corey and his wife, an F.B.I. agent, pursue a high-ranking Qaeda operative — who is out to avenge the death of the Libyan terrorist Corey killed in New York

3. THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling. (Little, Brown, $35.) The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town; a novel for adults by the creator of Harry Potter.

4. BACK TO BLOOD, by Tom Wolfe. (Little, Brown, $30.) A Cuban-American cop is a hero turned pariah in Miami, where ethnic and class tensions threaten to explode.

5. THE BRIDGE, by Karen Kingsbury. (Howard Books, $19.99.) The destruction of a beloved bookstore offers the shop’s supporters second chances on love and leases.

   

Hardcover Nonfiction:

1. KILLING KENNEDY, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of The O’Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. ROD, by Rod Stewart. (Crown Archetype, $27.) The pop singer reminisces on his long career.

5. THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE, by Nate Silver. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) An examination of predictions, the ones that come true and the ones that don’t.

   

Children’s Chapter Books:

1. “WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR?”, by Lemony Snicket. Illustrated by Seth. (Little, Brown, $15.99.) Tween Lemony’s secret-society apprenticeship. (Ages 8 to 12)

2. THE LEGO IDEAS BOOK, by Daniel Lipkowitz. (DK, $24.99.) Projects with plastic bricks. (Ages 7 and up)

3. LEGO NINJAGO CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA, by Claire Sipi. (DK, $18.99.) Information about minifigures, vehicles and weapons. (Ages 6 and up)

4. 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)

5. WONDER, by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf, $15.99.) A boy with a facial deformity enters a mainstream school. (Ages 8 to 12)

  

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