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4 The Explorers Guild: Volume One by Kevin Costner and Jon Baird, illustrated by Rick Ross ( Atria, fiction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Set against the backdrop of World War I, this illustrated adventure story evokes Kipling, Conrad and Jules Verne. THE BUZZ: Yes, the co-author i s that Kevin Costner. BOOKS New and noteworthy Diana Nyad swam from Floria to Cuba in 2013 — without ashark cage. 3 Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (Little, Brown, fiction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Agruesome package c ontaining a woman’s s evered leg sends p rivate detective Cormoran Strike on the hunt for a suspect from his past. THE BUZZ: Third in adult mystery series by Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame. 5 Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell (Riverhead, non-fiction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Vowell takes on A merican history as only she can, t his time with the s tory of French- m an the Marquis d e Lafayette. THE BUZZ: “ Another Vowell-ian romp,” says Kirkus Reviews . USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. Sarah Vowell John Grisham GRISHAM BY BILLY HUNT; NYAD BY RANIER HOSCH; SWIMMING, GETTY IMAGES; ROWLING BY DEBRA HURFORD BROWN; COSTNER BY JASON LAVERIS FILMMAGIC; EXPLORERS GUILD BY ATRIA; VOWELL BY BENNETT MILLER 1 Rogue Lawy er by John Grisham (Doubleday, fiction, o n sale Tuesday) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A lone-wolf “street lawyer” takes on a motley c rew of clients, including a crime lord on death row. THE BUZZ: Grisham’s legal thriller Gray Mountain landed at No. 1 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list last fall. 2 Find a Way by Diana Nyad (Knopf, non-fiction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A memoir by the athlete who at age 64 completed an open-water swim from Cuba to Florida. THE BUZZ: “ Nyad has a vibrant, informal voice,” says Publishers Weekly . From The Explorers Guild J.K. Rowling Diana Nyad K evin Costner USA TODAY—DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE SUNDAY,OCTOBER18,2015 E1 5U THE REST 11 5 T he Girl in the Spider’s Web /David Lagercrantz W hen Mikael Blomkvist stumbles upon the murder of a scientist he enlists Lisbeth Salander to investigate; c ontinuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series (F) (E) Knopf 12 6 M ake Me /Lee Child J ack Reacher helps Special Agent Michelle Chang fi nd her missing partner (F) (E) Delacorte 13 8 Willow Brook Road /Sherryl WoodsCarrie Winters returns home to Chesapeake Shores with a broken heart and the desire for a new life; 13th in series (F) (P) Harlequin MIRA 14 9 Pretty Girls /Karin SlaughterIs Claire’s husband’s murder related to the disappearance of her sister’s 20 years earlier? (F) (E) William Morrow 15 10 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up /M.KondoSubtitle: “The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” (NF) (H) Ten Speed Press 16 7 The Cinder Spires /Jim ButcherCapt. Grimm of the merchant ship Predator is dragged into a battle between warring aristocratic houses(F) (E) Roc 17 14 The Girl on the Train /Paula HawkinsPsychological thriller about the disappearance of a young married woman (F) (E) Riverhead 18 12 Down the Rabbit Hole /J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas and R.C. Ryan Five stories from five authors inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (F) (E) Jove 19 16 Gray Mountain /John GrishamAdownsized Wall Street attorney finds herself practicing law in a small Virginia town (F) (P) Dell 20 11 About a Vampire /Lynsay SandsVampire Justin Bricker is thrown for a loop when Holly Bosley resists his charms; 22nd in series (F) (E) Avon 21 13 S hadow Play /Iris Johansen E ve Duncan discovers aconnection between herself and the skeleton she is reconstructing(F) (E) St. Martin’s Press 22 — The Power of I Am /Joel OsteenSubtitle: “Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today” (NF) (H) Faith Words 23 — ACommon Struggle /Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried Subtitle: “A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction” (NF) (H) Blue Rider Press 24 — Dashing Through the Snow /Debbie MacomberStrangers Ashley Davison and Dashiell Sutherland agree to drive to Seattle together when all the holiday flights are booked (F) (H) Ballantine 25 19 Double Down: The Men of the Sisterhood Fern Michaels Jack Emery, Nikki’s husband, has enlisted Ted, Joe, Jay, Bert, Dennisand Abner to form a top-secret organization known as BOLO Consultants; fourth in series (F) (E) Zebra 26 — Agents of Babylon /David JeremiahSubtitle: “What the Prophecies of Daniel Tell Us About the End of Days” (NF) (H) Tyndale House 27 23 All the Light We Cannot See /Anthony DoerrThe lives of a blind girl in France and a member of the Hitler Youthconverge during World War II (F) (H) Scribner 28 17 The Hidden /Heather GrahamThe Krewe of Hunters investigate two killings committed 150 years apart(F) (E) Harlequin MIRA 29 15 Library of Souls /Ransom RiggsYouth: Jacob and Emma go on a rescue mission; third in series (F) (H) Quirk Books 30 18 Why Not Me? /Mindy KalingMore humorous musings about life and love from the author of “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” (NF) (H) Crown Archetype 31 22 The 20/20 Diet /Phil McGrawSubtitle: “Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality” (NF) (H) Bird Street Books 32 21 C ome Rain or Come Shine /Jan Karon F ather Tim’s adopted son Dooley Kavanagh marries Lace Harper; 11th in series (F) (H) G.P. Putnam’s Sons 33 — M Train /Patti SmithThe singer offers “a road map to my life”; follow-up to “Just Kids” (NF) (H) Knopf 34 20 Marry Me at Christmas /Susan MalleryBridal boutique owner Madeline Krug is distracted by her latest bride’s brother, movie star Jonny Blaze (F) (E) Harlequin HQN, 35 25 Evergreen Springs /RaeAnne ThayneChristmas is the last thing on Cole Barrett’s mind, until he meets physician Devin Shaw (F) (P) Harlequin HQN 36 26 Go Set a Watchman /Harper LeeJean Louise (“Scout”) Finch returns to Maycomb, Ala., and learns hard truths about her father (F) (H) Harper 37 — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone /J.K. RowlingYouth: An English boy named Harry goes to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry(F) (E) Pottermore 38 29 Grey /E.L. JamesBillionaire Christian Grey tells his side of the erotic story as the Fifty Shades series continues (F) (P) Vintage 39 36 Room on the Broom /Julia Donaldson, Axel SchefflerAwitch in search of her hat welcomes myriad creatures onto her broom (F) (P) Pu n 40 40 Cold Cold Heart /Tami HoagTVreporter Dana Nolan returns to small-town life after surviving an attack by a serial killer (F) (P) Signet 41 24 Big Magic /Elizabeth GilbertSubtitle: “Creative Living Beyond Fear” (NF) (H) Riverhead 42 — Shadows of Self /Brandon SandersonSpin-off of the “Mistborn” series follows Mistborn’s social and technological evolution; fifth in series (F) (H) Tor 43 30 Until Jax: Until Him /Aurora Rose ReynoldsEllie Anthony isn’t looking for love or a man, until Jax Mayson walks into her life (F) (E) Aurora Rose Reynolds 44 27 To Kill a Mockingbird /Harper Lee 1 960 coming-of-age classic about racism; Pulitzer winner; 1962 movie (F) (P) Grand Central Publishing 45 — The Heart-Led Leader /Tommy SpauldingSubtitle: “How Living and Leading From the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life” (NF) (H) C rown Business 46 28 Memory Man /David BaldacciAfter a head injury sustained in the NFL, cop Amos Decker can never forget anything, including the horrific details of finding his family murdered(F) (P) Grand Central Life & Style 47 — Carry On /Rainbow RowellYouth: Simon Snow is a terrible “Chosen One,” at least he is according to his roommate, Baz, an evil vampire (F) (H) St. Martin’s Gri n 48 33 The Nightingale /Kristin HannahHistorical fiction about the choices two sisters must make in Nazi-occupied France (F) (E) St. Martin’s Press 49 37 Firestorm /Shannon MayerLarkspur faces her hardest trial — to prove Ash’s innocence; third in series (F) (E) HiJinks Ink Publishing 50 47 Rising Strong /Brene BrownSubtitle: “The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution” (NF) (H) Spiegel & Grau The book list appears every Thursday. For each title, the format and publisher listed are for the best-selling version of that title this week. Reporting outlets include Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble.com, Barnes & Noble Inc., Barnes & Noble e-books, BooksAMillion.com, Books-A-Million, Costco, Hudson Booksellers, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Lexington, Ky.; Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh), Kobo, Inc., Powell's Books (Portland, Ore.), Powells.com, R.J. Julia Booksellers (Madison, Conn.), Schuler Books & Music (Grand Rapids, Okemos, Eastwood, Alpine, Mich.), Sony Reader Store, Target, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver). THE TOP 10 1 — Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Rick Riordan Youth: Troubled kid Magnus Chase discovers he is the son of a Norse god; first in series (F) (H) Disney-Hyperion 2 3 The Martian Andy Weir Can an astronaut stranded on Mars find his way home after he is unintentionally left behind? (F) (E) Crown 3 2 Killing Reagan Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard Subtitle: “The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency” (NF) (H) Henry Holt and Co. 4 — The Survivor Vince Flynn CIA covert operative Mitch Rapp hunts for stolen classified documents (F) (H) Atria/ Emily Bestler Books 5 — Twilight and Life and Death Dual Edition Stephenie Meyer Double-feature book includes the novels “Twilight” and “Life and Death” (F) (H) Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 6 1 The Murder House James Patterson, David Ellis Detective Jenna Murphy investigates when aHollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead (F) (H) Little, Brown 7 — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Illustrated Edition J.K. Rowling, J.Kay Youth: The first book in the series comes in anew edition with more than 100 illustrations by Jim Kay (F) (H) Arthur A. Levine 8 4 After You Jojo Moyes In this sequel to “Me Before You,” grieving caretaker Louisa Clark looks for happiness (F) (E) Pamela Dorman Books 9 — AKnight of the Seven Kingdoms George R.R. Martin Contains the first three prequel novellas to the author’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series (F) (H) Bantam 10 — AMore Perfect Union Ben Carson and Candy Carson Subtitle: “What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties” (NF) (H) Sentinel, $26.95 nn Rank this week nn Rank last week(F) Fiction(NF) Non-fiction(P) Paperback(H)Hardcover(E) E-book Publisher in italics BOOKLIST.USATODAY.COM WHAT AMERICA’S READING® ‘Magnus’ opus: Rick Riordan’s rabid fan base is following him to the next mythological adventure. The kids’ author has his seventh USA TODAY No. 1 best seller with Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One, The Sword of Summer (Disney). The novel, which makes its debut in the top spot on USA TODAY’s Best- Selling Books list, launches a new Norse mythology series for the author of the popular Percy Jackson & the Olympians , Kane Chronicles and Heroes of O lympus books. Magnus is a t roubled kid who’s told he’s the son of a Norse god. Riordan already is toiling away on the next Magnus story: The Hammer of Thor is due Oct. 4, 2016. Happy anniversary: Stephenie Meyer’s surprise two-books-in-one 10th anniversary edition of her teen vampire love story Twilight seems to be amust-have among Twihards. Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life a nd Death lands at No. 5. The edition includes the original mega-hit Twilight plus Life and D eath , a new gender-swapping retelling. “It’s been oddly joyful for me to get to spend time with my old charac- t ers in a new form,” says Meyer, who s hocked fans last week with news the book was on sale. But t he best-selling a uthor also admitted at New York Comic Con that the new version “is not a real book, and I am totally aware of this.” No matter. The anniversary edition sold 1 25,000 copies across all formats its first week, says publisher Little, Brown. Meyer’s Twilight , New Moon,Eclipse and Breaking Dawn all hit No. 1 on USA TODAY’s list. Jocelyn McClurg BOOK BUZZ NEW ON THE LIST AND IN PUBLISHING

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