New York Times Best Sellers for February 5, 2012 at ACLS
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COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION
EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, by Jonathan Safran Foer. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing.) A 9-year-old boy searches New York City for the lock that fits a key belonging to his father, who died on Sept. 11.
TAKEN, by Robert Crais. (G.P. Putnam’s Sons.) It’s Joe Pike to the rescue when Elvis Cole is seized by human traffickers.
THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Penguin Group.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A hacker and a journalist investigate the disappearance of a Swedish heiress 40 years earlier.
ONE FOR THE MONEY, by Janet Evanovich. (Simon & Schuster.) Stephanie Plum, a Jersey girl with Spandex bike shorts and turquoise eye shadow, enters the business of crime-busting when she’s laid off from her job as a lingerie buyer; first published in 1994.
PRIVATE: #1 SUSPECT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Grand Central.) When a former lover’s dead body is found in his bed, Jack Morgan, a former Marine and the head of an investigative firm, is accused of murder.
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) In the second volume of the Millennium trilogy, a Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) The third volume of the Millennium trilogy, about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.
11/22/63, by Stephen King. (Scribner.) An English teacher travels back to 1958 by way of a time portal in a Maine diner. His assignment is to stop Lee Harvey Oswald.
COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus and the angels during an emergency appendectomy.
AMERITOPIA, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions.) A talk-show host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation surveys the history of utopias and warns that Americans must choose between utopianism and liberty.
STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster.) A biography of the recently deceased entrepreneur, based on 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years.
QUIET, by Susan Cain. (Crown Publishing.) Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
AMERICAN SNIPER, by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. (HarperCollins Publishers.) A member of the Navy Seals with the most career sniper kills in United States military history discusses his childhood, his marriage and his battlefield experiences during the Iraq war.
FAIRY TALE INTERRUPTED, by RoseMarie Terenzio. (Simon & Schuster.) Recollections of John F. Kennedy Jr. from his former personal assistant and confidante.
KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The anchor of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
BOSSYPANTS, by Tina Fey. (Little, Brown & Company.) A memoir from the former “Saturday Night Live” star and creator of “30 Rock.”
THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot. (Crown Publishing.) The story of a woman whose cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951.