Alexander McCall Smith's Emma is a retelling of Jane Austen's classic set in the 20th century. It debuts at No. 15.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
The Opposite of Loneliness is a posthumous collection of essays and stories by Marina Keegan, a talented Yale graduate who died days after graduation. It appears at No. 11.
In The Road to Character, David Brooks looks at how some of the world's great thinkers have built strong inner character. It debuts at No. 1.
Mahmud ran the city's Second Floor cafe, which she designed as a community space for open dialogue. It had just hosted an event on the political situation in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
Historian David Kertzer says the Catholic Church lent organizational strength and moral legitimacy to Mussolini's fascist regime. Kertzer recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his book.
Bangladesh's Rana Plaza tragedy, which killed more than a thousand workers, was a wake-up call that working conditions must improve. Efforts are are being made, but the industry has a long way to go.
The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie's script insults native women, elders and Apaches.
Negative feedback is supposed to be good for us, but it sure doesn't feel so good. Shifting the context by thinking more broadly helps blunt the sting, a study found. So does embracing change.
Comcast is abandoning its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. For more details, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Yuki Noguchi.
The 27-year-old man faces homicide and human trafficking charges. He says he was only a passenger, but survivors from the disaster that killed at least 700 are likely to testify that he was captain.
H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their classroom lessons.
The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof.