1. "S is for Silence," by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam, $26.95). Kinsey Millhone searches for a woman who disappeared 34 years ago.
2. "The Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95). A murder at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a secret society.
3. "Mary, Mary," by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.95). The FBI agent Alex Cross tracks a Hollywood killer who announces the crimes via e-mail.
4. "At First Sight," by Nicholas Sparks (Warner, $24.95). The young couple from "True Believer," who are now expecting a child, receive a disturbing message.
5. "Every Breath You Take," by Judith McNaught (Ballantine, $25.95). When the grandson of a Chicago philanthropist disappears, suspicion falls on the wrong man.
1. "Our Endangered Values," by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster, $25). The former president warns against blurring politics and fundamentalist religion.
2. "The World is Flat," by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.50). A columnist for The New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy and presents an overview of globalization trends.
3. "Team of Rivals," by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, $35). The political genius of Abraham Lincoln, revealed in his relationship with his cabinet, from the author of "No Ordinary Time."
4. "Marley & Me," by John Grogan (Morrow, $21.95). A newspaper columnist and his wife learn some life lessons from their neurotic dog.
5. "The Year of Magical Thinking," by Joan Didion (Knopf, $23.95). The author's attempts to come to terms with the death of her husband and the grave illness of their only daughter.
- The New York Times