1. "A Thousand Splendid Suns," by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $25.95). A friendship between two women in Afghanistan against the backdrop of 30 years of war.
2. "The Quickie," by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $27.99). A police officer's attempt to get back at her husband, whom she suspects of cheating on her, goes dangerously awry.
3. "High Noon," by Nora Roberts (Putnam, $26.95). An intrepid hostage negotiator must face down her unknown stalker.
4. "The Tin Roof Blowdown," by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster, $26). The Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux copes with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
5. "Lean Mean Thirteen," by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's, $27.95). The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum becomes a suspect when her ex-husband disappears.
1. "Quiet Strength," by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker (Tyndale, $26.99). A memoir by the first black coach to win a Super Bowl (he did it this year, with the Indianapolis Colts).
2. "Lone Survivor," by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson (Little, Brown, $24.99). The only survivor of a Navy Seal operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.
3. "God is Not Great," by Christopher Hitchens (Twelve, $24.99). Religion as a malignant force in the world.
4. "The Diana Chronicles," by Tina Brown (Doubleday, $27.50). The Princess of Wales's romance with the media.
5. "A Long Way Gone," by Ishmael Beah (Sarah Crichton/ Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $22). A former child soldier from Sierra Leone describes his drug-crazed killing spree and his return to humanity.