New York Times Best Sellers

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For the week of April 21, 2013. View the complete list from The New York Times.

Hardcover Fiction:

1. STARTING NOW, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine, $26.) A Seattle lawyer loses her job and remakes her life; she finds support at the local knitting store. A Blossom Street novel.

2. MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA, by Paulo Coelho. (Knopf, $22.) The wisdom of a wise man known as the Copt, set in Jerusalem just before the Crusaders’ invasion in 1099.

3. LIFE AFTER LIFE, by Kate Atkinson. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A woman appears in different versions of the same events, centered on World War II.

4. THE BURGESS BOYS, by Elizabeth Strout. (Random House, $26.) Two brothers, both lawyers, come together in a small Maine town to defend their good-for-nothing nephew; by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge.

5. SIX YEARS, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton, $27.95.) Six years after the woman he loved married another man, Jake Fisher discovers that neither she nor their life together were what they seemed, and he sets out to uncover the truth.

 

Hardcover Nonfiction:

1. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf, $24.95.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

2. GULP, by Mary Roach. (Norton, $26.95.) A science writer’s pilgrimage down the digestive tract.

3. CARRY ON, WARRIOR, by Glennon Doyle Melton. (Scribner, $25.) Writing about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction and recovery; from the author of the blog Momastery.com.

4. THE GREAT DEFORMATION, by David Stockman. (PublicAffairs, $35.) A revisionist account of economic history since the New Deal by Reagan’s former budget director.

5. SECRETS OF SILICON VALLEY, by Deborah Perry Piscione. (Palgrave Macmillan, $27.) The lessons of Silicon Valley’s innovative culture.

    

Young Adult:

1. 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)

2. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, by Stephen Chbosky. (Simon & Schuster.) What it’s like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy. (Ages 14 and up)

3. DIVERGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) A girl must prove her mettle in a faction-ridden dystopia. (Ages 14 and up)

4. INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) In this Divergent follow-up, a faction war looms. (Ages 14 and up)

5. LOOKING FOR ALASKA, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) A boy seeking excitement finds that and more in a girl named Alaska. (Ages 14 to 17)

Children’s Middle Grade:

1. WONDER, by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A boy with a facial deformity enters a mainstream school. (Ages 8 to 12)

2. THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 2, by Cara Natterson. Illustrated by Josee Masse. (American Girl Publishing.) Advice to guide girls through the next steps of growing up.  (Ages 9 to 12)

3. THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, by Katherine Applegate. (Harper/HarperCollins.) A gorilla who lives in a mall meets an elephant. (Ages 8 to 12)

4. THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1, by Valorie Schaefer. Illustrated by Josee Masse. (American Girl Publishing.) Advice on the changing body for younger girls.  (Ages 8 to 12)

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

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