1. "The Appeal," by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95). Political and legal intrigue ensue when a Mississippi court decides against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste.
2. "7th Heaven," by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $27.99). In San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club hunt for an arsonist and a missing teenager.
3. "Duma Key," by Stephen King (Scribner, $28). A Minnesota contractor moves to Florida to recover from an injury and begins to create paintings with mysterious power.
4. "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.
1. "In Defense of Food," by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press, $21.95). A manifesto urges us to "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
2. "Reconciliation," by Benazir Bhutto (Harper/HarperCollins, $27.95). A posthumous look at Islam, democracy and the West
3. "Real Change," by Newt Gingrich with Vince Haley and Rick Tyler (Regnery, $27.95). How to build a better America, from the former speaker of the House.
4. "An Inconvenient Book," by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe (Threshold Editions, $26). The conservative TV and talk-radio host offers his solutions to problems including global warming, poverty and political correctness.