1. "Beach Road," by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (Little, Brown, $27.95). An East Hampton lawyer becomes involved in a highly publicized trial that pits locals against the super-rich.
2. "Two Little Girls in Blue," by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster, $25.95). A small girl communicates telepathically with her kidnapped twin.
3. "Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me," by Maya Angelou (Random House, $9.95). Poems in praise of mothers.
4. "Digging to America," by Anne Tyler (Knopf, $24.95). Two families, one of them Iranian-American, become involved with each other when both adopt baby girls from Korea.
5. "I Say a Little Prayer," by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday, $21.95). As a gay singer struggles with homophobia in the black church, he must come to terms with his past.
1. "Marley & Me," by John Grogan (Morrow, $21.95). A newspaper columnist and his wife learn some life lessons from their neurotic dog.
2. "Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings," by Tyler Perry. (Riverhead, $23.95). Musings on life from the man behind "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
3. "Mayflower," by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking, $29.95). How America began, from the author of "In the Heart of the Sea."
4. "Burnt Toast," by Teri Hatcher (Hyperion, $24.95). The actress urges women to pursue their own satisfaction rather than continually sacrificing for others.
5. "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.