Hardback bestsellers for the week ended Feb. 9, according to the New York Times.
1 The Appeal (John Grisham) Intrigue ensues when a court decides against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste.
2 7th Heaven (James Patterson and Maxine Paetro) A detective and the Women's Murder Club hunt for an arsonist and a missing teen.
3 Duma Key (Stephen King) A contractor who is recovering from an injury begins to create paintings with mysterious power.
4 Stranger in Paradise (Robert B. Parker) A police chief must protect a hit man's intended victim.
5 A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini) A friendship between two women in Afghanistan against the backdrop of war.
1 In Defense of Food (Michael Pollan) A manifesto urges us to "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
2 An Inconvenient Book (Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe) The TV-talk show host's solutions to problems including global warming.
3 Real Change (Newt Gingrich with Vince Haley and Rick Tyler) How to build a better America, from the former speaker of the House.
4 I Am America (And So Can You!) Wit and wisdom fromComedy Central's mock pundit.
5 Tom Cruise (Andrew Morton) An unauthorized biography of the movie star.
Advice, how-to, miscellaneous
1 The Secret (Rhonda Byrne) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.
2 You: Staying Young (Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz et al) Combat aging's effects.
3 One Month to Live (Kerry and Chris Shook) Living the way God intended.
4 Become a Better You (Joel Osteen) Seven keys to living with joy.
5 How Not to Look Old (Charla Krupp) Advice from a former beauty editor.