Rhett Butler sweeps in just before the holidays with the two-million-copy printing of the second sequel to Gone with the Wind, by Donald McCaig. New memoirs arrive from comic Steve Martin, news anchor Peter Jennings and rocker Tom Petty. Frank McCourt appeals to kids and adults with dual editions of a Christmas story about his mother, Angela, while teen spy Alex Rider goes on another mission and pop-up maestro Robert Sabuda offers an ode to winter.
| November 1 |Life: Selected Quotations by Paulo Coelho (HarperCollins, $16.95). 250,000 copies.Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker (HarperCollins, $24.95). 150,000 copies.If I Only Knew Then... Learning from Our Mistakes by Charles Grodin & Friends & Friends of Friends (Grand Central, $24.99). 125,000 copies.Running Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by Tom Petty (Chronicle, $35). 100,000 copies.Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson (Hyperion, $35). 100,000 copies.Never Enough by Joe McGinniss (Simon & Schuster, $25). 100,000 copies.*Princess Alyss of Wonderland by Frank Beddor (Dial, $19.99). 100,000 copies.*Time Traveler’s Journal by Ed Masessa, illus. by Dan Jankowski (Scholastic/Tangerine, $24.99). 100,000 copies.*Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World by Juiliana, Isabella and Craig Hatkoff, and Dr. Gerald R. Uhlich (Scholastic, $16.99). 100,000 copies.A Free Life by Ha Jin (Pantheon, $26). 75,000 copies.| November 5 |
Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life, ed. by Kate Darnton, Kayce Freed Jennings and Lynn Sherr (Public Affairs, $27.95). 100,000 copies.
| November 6 |
Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig (St. Martin’s, $27.95). 2 million copies.
* Stone Cold by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $26.99). 1 million copies.
The Chase by Clive Cussler (Putnam, $26.95). 750,000 copies.
Creation in Death by Nora Roberts as J.D. Robb (Putnam, $25.99). 550,000 copies.
Boom! by Tom Brokaw (Random, $28.95). 500,000 copies.
Third Degree by Greg Iles (Scribner, $25.95). 500,000 copies.
Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt, illus. by Loren Long (Scribner, $14.95). 300,000 copies.
*Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt, illus. by Raúl Colón (S&S, $17.99). 300,000 copies.
Golf My Own Damn Way by John Daly (HarperCollins, $15.95). 250,000 copies.
Sage-ing While Age-ing by Shirley MacLaine (Atria, $26). 200,000 copies.
Independents Day by Lou Dobbs (Viking, $24.95). 150,000 copies.
* Them by Nathan McCall (Atria, $25). 125,000 copies.
*Winter in White: A Mini Pop-Up Treat by Robert Sabuda (Little Simon, $12.99). 200,000 copies.
| November 13 |
Double Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.99). 1.5 million copies.
Confessor by Terry Goodkind (Tor/Forge, $29.95). 600,000 copies.
Fall of the House of Bush by Craig Unger (Scribner, $27). 200,000 copies.
*Snakehead: An Alex Rider Adventure by Anthony Horowitz (Philomel, $17.99). 200,000 copies.
The Ultrametabolism Cookbook by Mark Hyman, M.D. (Scribner, $29.95). 125,000 copies.
*The Chronicles of Spiderwick: A Grand Tour of the Enchanted World, Navigated by Thimbletack by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black (Simon & Schuster, $21.99). 100,000 copies.
The Bible: A Biography by Karen Armstrong (Atlantic Monthly, $21.95). 100,000 copies.
| November 20 |
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin (Scribner, $25). 500,000 copies.
| November 27 |
The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz (Ballantine, $25.95). 350,000 copies.
Dreamsongs: Vol. II by George R.R. Martin (Bantam/Spectra, $27).
* = Children’s titles