1 UNACCUSTOMED EARTH, by Jhumpa Lahiri. (Knopf, $25.) Stories about the anxiety and transformation experienced by Bengali parents and their American children.
2 SMALL FAVOR, by Jim Butcher. (Roc, $23.95.) Book 10 of the Dresden Files series about a wizard detective in Chicago.
3 COMPULSION, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine, $27.) Several Los Angeles women are murdered, and the psychologist-detective Alex Delaware investigates.
4 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.
5 BELONG TO ME, by Marisa de los Santos. (Morrow, $24.95.) When she moves to the suburbs, a woman becomes enmeshed in complications and secrets.
6 CHANGE OF HEART, by Jodi Picoult. (Atria, $26.95.) A prisoner on death row begins performing miracles.
7 REMEMBER ME?, by Sophie Kinsella. (Dial, $25.) After an auto accident, a London woman loses her memory.
8 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.
9 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.
10 WINTER STUDY, by Nevada Barr. (Putnam, $24.95.) The national park ranger Anna Pigeon returns to an island park in Lake Superior, where a monstrous wolf is at large.
11 HOLLYWOOD CROWS, by Joseph Wambaugh. (Little, Brown, $26.99.) A comic police procedural involves Hollywood cops and a beautiful not-quite-ex-wife of a strip club proprietor.
12 A PRISONER OF BIRTH, by Jeffrey Archer. (St. Martin’s, $27.95.) A poor Londoner, framed for murder by four Cambridge friends, escapes from prison and exacts revenge.
13 DEAD HEAT, by Joel C. Rosenberg. (Tyndale, $24.99.) With the world on the brink of war, terrorists plot to assassinate a candidate in a closely fought presidential election.
14 GUILTY, by Karen Robards. (Putnam, $24.95.) A Philadelphia prosecutor is blackmailed by a prisoner on trial who knows a criminal secret from her past.
15 THE TEN-YEAR NAP, by Meg Wolitzer. (Riverhead, $24.95.) Four friends, 40-year-old New York women who have stayed home with their kids, reassess their lives.
16 WORLD WITHOUT END, by Ken Follett. (Dutton, $35.) Love and intrigue in Kingsbridge, the medieval English cathedral town at the center of Follett’s “Pillars of the Earth.”