Sunday, December 2, 2012

New York Times Best Seller List (12/2/2012)

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1 THE LAST MAN by Vince Flynn
The counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp searches for a missing C.I.A. asset amid treachery in Afghanistan.

Detective Alex Cross confronts both a hostage situation and a terrorist act at Christmas.

3 THE RACKETEER by John Grisham
An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange information about a murdered federal judge for his freedom.

4 SWEET TOOTH by Ian McEwan
A British woman working for MI5 in 1972 falls in love with a writer the service is clandestinely supporting.

5 FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver
 An Appalachian woman becomes involved in an effort to save monarch butterflies.

6 GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

7 POSEIDON'S ARROW by Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt and his team look for the truth about a sophisticated attack submarine.

The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town.

9 THE PANTHER by Nelson DeMille
The anti-terrorist task force agent John Corey and his wife, an F.B.I. agent, pursue a high-ranking Qaeda operative.

10 CROSS ROADS by Wm. Paul Young
A comatose businessman encounters Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God and learns to see through the eyes of others; from the author of “The Shack.”

11 WINTER OF THE WORLD by Ken Follett
 Members of five interrelated families from five countries grapple with the historical events of the years 1939-49.

12 THE SINS OF THE MOTHER by Danielle Steel
An enormously successful businesswoman tries to make up for past failings with her children, now grown.

13 THE BONE BED by Patricia Cornwell
A paleontologist’s disappearance in Canada involves the chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.

14 THE ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich
An Indian family faces the ramifications of a vicious crime; winner of this year’s National Book
Award for fiction.

15 DEAR LIFE by Alice Munro
A new collection of stories, some “autobiographical in feeling.”

16 A WINTER DREAM by Richard Paul Evans
When Joseph Jacobson stands to take over his father’s business, his 12 brothers cast him out.