1. "Book of the Dead," by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $26.95). The forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta opens a private practice in Charleston, S.C.
2. "A Lick of Frost," by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine, $24.95). In the sixth Meredith Gentry paranormal romance, Meredith's wicked uncle presses charges against her guards.
3. "Playing for Pizza," by John Grisham (Doubleday, $21.95). An American third-string quarterback joins the Ital-ian National Football League's Parma Panthers.
4. "World Without End," by Ken Follett (Dutton, $35). Love and intrigue in Kingsbridge, the medieval English cathedral town at the center of Folle
5. "The Almost Moon," by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $24.99). A woman murders her mother; from the author of "The Lovely Bones."
6. "The Choice," by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $24.99). How a North Carolina man's choices play out in his life.
1. "I Am America (And So Can You)," by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello and Allison Silverman (Grand Central, $26.99). The wit and wisdom of the mock pundit of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report."
2. "Clapton," by Eric Clapton (Broadway Books, $26). The great guitarist looks back on his life and his music.
3. "My Grandfather's Son," by Clarence Thomas (Harper, $26.95). A memoir from an associate justice of the Supreme Court.
4. "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.
5. "The Age of Turbulence," by Alan Greenspan (Penguin Press, $35). A memoir by the longtime chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
6. "Fair Game," by Valerie Plame Wilson (Simon & Schuster, $26). A former undercover C.I.A. officer who was exposed by the Bush administration describes her experience.