Twice in 10 days, President Obama referenced India and the need to safeguard against religious intolerance. That left Indian television blistering with debate.
In Jo Nesbo's The Son, heroin-addicted Sonny Lofthus breaks out of prison after learning the truth about his father's suicide. It appears at No. 11.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
Iggy Ignatius bet that immigrants from India would long to live with other Indians in his Florida condos. He was right. Psychologists say intimations of mortality make us want to be with our own kind.
The late pianist, composer and Jazz Crusader visited the program in 2005, showcasing his genre-spanning touch in standards and his original tune "Carmel."
Jennifer Senior examines the effects children have on their parents in All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. It appears at No. 13.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's never-before-published autobiography, Pioneer Girl, debuts at No. 7.
Private detective Jack Morgan stumbles into a murder ring in James Patterson's Private Vegas. It debuts at No. 8.
The ratings for the two most recent presidents had the biggest split between Republicans and Democrats.
The revelation that NBC's Brian Williams lied about his experiences as a reporter in Iraq shouldn't shock us, says commentator Alva Noë. Williams was just doing what he's paid to do — entertain us.