1. Jim the Boy, by Tony Earley (Little Brown, $23.95). A young boy grows up in rural North Carolina during the Great Depression.
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K Rowling (Scholastic, $25.95). Book No. 4 of the Harry Potter series finds him returning to sorcerer´s school.
3. Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris (Little Brown, $22.95). Sedaris tells autobiographical stories about his experiences living in France.
4. In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson (Bantam, $25). Humorist Bryson shares observations on his travels in Australia.
5. The Indwelling, by Tim F. Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale, $22.99). Citizens face spiritual decisions in Book No. 7 of the post-Judgment-Day Left Behind suspense series.
1. I'm a Stranger Here Myself, by Bill Bryson (Broadway, $14). Travel-writer Bryson returns to the United States after living in England for 20 years.
2. The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger (Harper, $6.99). A boatload of fishermen get caught in one of the most horrible storms in recent history.
3. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper, $14). Baptist missionary Nathan Price brings his wife and four daughters to a remote village in the Belgian Congo in 1955.
4. Bad to the Bone, by Katy Munger (Avon/Harper, $5.99). Southern, wise-cracking private detective Casey Jones takes on another mystery.
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling (Vintage, $13). A young orphan boy discovers he is a wizard.