BOOK WORLD - November 28, 2010
1. CROSS FIRE (Little, Brown, $27.99)
By James Patterson. Alex Cross tracks a killer in Washington taking aim at corrupt politicos. (1)
2. HELL’S CORNER (Grand Central, $27.99)
By David Baldacci. This fifth Camel Club entry juggles an assassin’s plot and Osama bin Laden. (2)
3. THE CONFESSION (Doubleday, $28.95)
By John Grisham. After nine years, a man confesses to a murder for which another was imprisoned. (4)
4. CRESCENT DAWN (Putnam, $27.95)
By Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. Dirk Pitt races to stop extremists targeting Muslim holy sites. (1)
5. FULL DARK, NO STARS (Scribner, $27.99)
By Stephen King. Murder, revenge and secrets drive these four unsettling tales. (2)
6. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST (Knopf, $27.95).
By Stieg Larsson. The Millennium Trilogy ends as Salander hunts for her failed assassin. (26)
7. TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT (Tor, $29.99)
By Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. The late Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” saga continues. (3)
8. FALL OF GIANTS (Dutton, $36)
By Ken Follett. The debut of a historical trilogy following five families through the upheavals of the 20th century. (8)
9. LUKA AND THE FIRE OF LIFE (Random House, $25)
By Salman Rushdie. Video games inspire the contours of a fantasy tale of a boy’s quest to rescue his father. (1)
10. THE HELP (Amy Einhorn, $24.95)
By Kathryn Stockett. A frank chronicle of the lives of several black maids working in a town in 1960s Miss. (67)
1. DECISION POINTS (Crown, $35)
By George W. Bush. Bush 43 reflects on crucial turning points in both his life and two-term presidency. (2)
2. UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION (Random House, $27). By Laura Hillenbrand. (1)
3. DECODED (Spiegel & Grau, $35).
By Jay-Z. A memoir and homage to hip-hop; also one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things.” (1)
4. BAREFOOT CONTESSA HOW EASY IS THAT? FABULOUS RECIPES & EASY TIPS (Clarkson Potter, $35). By Ina Garten. (4)
5. LIFE (Little, Brown, $29.99).
By Keith Richards. A brutally honest memoir by the celebrated guitarist and songwriter for the Rolling Stones. (4)
6. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2011 (Guinness World Records, $28.95).
A new design and an emphasis on U.S.-specific stats. (10)
7. CLEOPATRA: A LIFE (Little, Brown, $29.99)
By Stacy Schiff. Classic sources illuminate this biography of the Egyptian queen and icon. (3)
8. EARTH (THE BOOK) (Grand Central, $27.99)
By “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” A cheeky guide to the human race and its myriad accomplishments. (9)
9. I REMEMBER NOTHING: AND OTHER REFLECTIONS (Knopf, $22.95).
By Nora Ephron. Personal essays from the award-winning screenwriter. (2)
10. ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS (Portfolio, $32.95). By Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera.
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended November 21, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2010 by Nielsen BookScan. The numbers following each entry represent the total weeks on The Post's bestseller lists.