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New York Times Bestsellers (hardcover)

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FICTION

1. CELL

by Stephen King

Scribner

What remains of humanity fights to survive after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone

users' brains.

2. THE DA VINCI CODE

by Dan Brown

Doubleday

A murder at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a secret society.

3. MEMORY IN DEATH

by J.D. Robb

Putnam

Lieutenant Eve Dallas tracks the killer of a woman who was blackmailing her; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

4. SEA CHANGE

by Robert Parker

Putnam

Jesse Stone, the police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts, searches for the killer of a woman whose body washed ashore.

5. THE LAST TEMPLAR

by Raymond Khoury

Dutton

A coding device stolen from an exhibit of Vatican artifacts may hold clues to the medieval Knights Templar's long-lost treasure and their secrets.

6. LOVERS AND PLAYERS

by Jackie Collins

St. Martin's

After their father calls them

together, Red Diamond's three sons (and their friends and

relations) grapple with sex, secrets and murders on both coasts.

7. GONE

by Lisa Gardner

Bantam

A former FBI profiler searches for the kidnapper of his ex-wife.

8. THE HOSTAGE

by W.E.B. Griffin

Putnam

An Army officer probes the murder of an American diplomat and the kidnapping of his wife, whose brother is linked to the Iraq oil-for-food scandal.

9. OUTBOUND FLIGHT

by Timothy Zahn

Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine

In a new Star Wars novel, a Jedi mission to colonize worlds

beyond the known galaxy

becomes a fight for survival.

10. THE HUNT CLUB

by John Lescroart, Dutton

A private investigator, a homicide detective and their friends search for the murderer of a local judge.

11. MARY, MARY

by James Patterson

Little, Brown

The FBI agent Alex Cross tracks a Hollywood killer who announces his crimes via e-mail.

NONFICTION

1. MARLEY AND ME

by John Grogan

Morrow

A newspaper columnist and his wife learn some life lessons from their neurotic dog.

2. THE WORLD IS FLAT

by Thomas Friedman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A columnist for The New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy and presents an overview of globalization trends.

3. FREAKONOMICS

by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Morrow

A maverick scholar applies economic thinking to everything.

4. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING

by Joan Didion

Knopf

The author's attempts to come to terms with the death of her husband and the grave illness of their only daughter.

5. MY FRIEND LEONARD

by James Frey

Riverhead

The author of A Million Little Pieces, which author and

publisher acknowledge contains numerous fabrications, remembers a helpful mobster friend.

6. MANHUNT

by James Swanson

Morrow

The 12-day pursuit of John Wilkes Booth after his assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

7. YOU'RE WEARING THAT?

by Deborah Tannen

Random House

How mothers and daughters communicate.

8. FOR LACI

by Sharon Rocha

Crown

Laci Peterson's mother recalls her daughter and describes her killer's trial.

9. BLINK

by Malcolm Gladwell

Little, Brown

The author of The Tipping Point explores the importance of hunch and instinct.

10. OUR ENDANGERED VALUES

by Jimmy Carter

Simon & Schuster

The former US president warns against blurring politics and fundamentalist religion.

11. AT CANAAN'S EDGE

by Taylor Branch

Simon & Schuster

US in the King years, 1965-68; the final volume of the trilogy.

12. CONFESSIONS OF A VIDEO VIXEN

by Karrine Steffans

Amistad/HarperCollins

A tell-all by an actress who has appeared in many hip-hop

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