THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. In the fall of 1992,...

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. In the fall of 1992, the one book that had everybody talking was Donna Tartt's debut novel, "The Secret History," which has turned into a pass-along cult favorite. Tartt hasn't published much since then -- a second novel, "The Little Friend," came out in 2002 -- so a new book is a genuine event. "The Goldfinch" is about a young boy who survives the accident that kills his mother; as an adult he is drawn into the art underworld by the 17th century painting of the title, which was a favorite of his mother's. (Little, Brown; Oct. 22) Credit: Handout

Publishers Weekly's U.S. list powered by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending Jan. 5.



1. SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham (Doubleday)

2. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)

3. THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom (Harper)

4. COMMAND AUTHORITY, by Tom Clancy (Putnam)

5. CROSS MY HEART, by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

6. HAZARDOUS DUTY, by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Putnam)

7. TAKEDOWN TWENTY, by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)

8. DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King (Scribner)

9. THE GODS OF GUILT, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

10. KING AND MAXWELL, by David Baldacci (Grand Central)


1. THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum)

2. KILLING JESUS, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt)

3. THE DANIEL PLAN, by Rick Warren (Zondervan)

4. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)

5. FINANCIALLY FEARLESS, by Alexa Von Tobel (Crown Business)

6. SUPER SHRED, by Ian K. Smith (St. Martin's)

7. JIM CRAMER'S GET RICH CAREFULLY, by James J. Cramer (Blue Rider)

8. GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SECRET SIX, by Brian Kilmeade (Sentinel)

9. SOUL HEALING MIRACLES, by Zhi Gang Sha (BenBella)

10. THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS, by Ree Drummond (William Morrow)


1. 12TH OF NEVER, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central)

2. DARK WITCH, by Nora Roberts (Berkley)

3. MISS KAY'S DUCK COMMANDER KITCHEN, by Kay Robertson (Howard)

4. HYPERBOLE AND A HALF, by Allie Brosh (S&S/Touchstone)

5. LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell (Back Bay Books)

6. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, by Jordan Belfort (Bantam)

7. THE STORYTELLER, by Jodi Picoult (Atria)

8. EAT IT TO BEAT IT!, by David Zinczenko (Ballantine)

9. WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2014, by Sarah Janssen (World Almanac Books)

10. ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline (William Morrow)

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