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Published Apr. 26, 2013


Rankings for books in print and electronic formats for the week ending April 13, according to the New York Times. (Advice list is print only.)


1. The Bet (Rachel Van Dyken) A Seattle millionaire asks a childhood friend to pretend to be engaged to him.

2. Daddy's Gone A Hunting (Mary Higgins Clark) Two sisters are threatened by a dark secret from their family's past.

3. Unintended Consequences (Stuart Woods) Stone Barrington discovers a shadowy network beneath the world of European wealth.

4. Six Years(Harlan Coben) Years after the woman he loved married another, a man discovers neither she nor their life together were what they seemed.

5. Don't Go (Lisa Scottoline) An Army doctor returns from Afghanistan when his wife dies and finds that his life is falling apart.


1. Lean In (Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell) Chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue careers without ambivalence.

2. Proof of Heaven (Eben Alexander) A neurosurgeon recounts his near-death experience.

3. Brain on Fire (Susannah Cahalan) Doctors struggle to discover why a reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.

4. Give and Take (Adam Grant) Wharton professor argues that givers do better than takers.

5. Wild (Cheryl Strayed) A woman's account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1. It's All Good (Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen) Easy, healthy, sugar-free recipes.

2. The Fast Diet (Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer) Eating normally five days a week and fasting for the other two days.

3. Daring Greatly (Brene Brown) How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live.

4. Life Code (Phil McGraw) How to win in the real world.

5. The Tapping Solution (Nick Ortner) Repeating phrases and touching pressure points to ease stress.