1. Archive


Hardback bestsellers for the week ended Jan. 26, according to the New York Times.


1 Duma Key (Stephen King) A contractor starts to create paintings with mysterious power.

2 Plum Lucky (Janet Evanovich) Grandma goes gambling - with someone else's cash.

3 People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks) A book expert unlocks a manuscript's secrets.

4 A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini) Two Afghan women withstand 30 years of war.

5 World Without End (Ken Follett) Love and intrigue in Kingsbridge.


1 In Defense of Food (Michael Pollan) "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

2 An Inconvenient Book (Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe) The TV and talk radio host offers his solutions to poverty and other woes.

3 Tom Cruise (Andrew Morton) An unauthorized biography.

4 Real Change (Newt Gingrich, with Vince Haley and Rick Tyler) How to build a better America, from the former House speaker.

5 Free Lunch (David Cay Johnston) How government subsidies have helped the wealthy.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1 The Secret (Rhonda Byrne) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.

2 The Food You Crave (Ellie Krieger) Recipes with a focus on fresh, healthy food.

3 Become a Better You (Joel Osteen) Seven keys to joy and peace.

4 How Not to Look Old (Charla Krupp) Advice from a former beauty editor.

5 You: Staying Young (Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, et al.) Combat aging's effects.