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. "The Secret Servant," by Daniel Silva (Putnam, $25.95). Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, joins the search for the kidnapped daughter of an American ambassador.
4. "High Noon," by Nora Roberts (Putnam, $26.95). An intrepid hostage negotiator must face down her unknown stalker.
5. "The Tin Roof Blowdown," by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster, $26). The Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux copes with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
1. "It's All About Him," by Denise Jackson with Ellen Vaughn (Thomas Nelson, $24.99). The wife of the country music star Alan Jackson describes how religious faith re-stored her marriage.
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 and his courageous escape.
3. "Quiet Strength," by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker (Tyndale, $26.99). A memoir by the first black coach to win a Super Bowl.
4. "God is Not Great," by Christopher Hitchens (Twelve, $24.99). Religion as a malignant force in the world.
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.