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New York Times Bestsellers

NY TIMES SERVICE

FICTION


1. JUDGE & JURY

by James Patterson and Andrew Gross

Little, Brown

An aspiring actress and an FBI agent join forces against a powerful mobster.


2. ANGELS FALL

by Nora Roberts

Putnam

When a chef from Boston, living in Wyoming, witnesses a murder, the locals won’t believe her.


3. CRISIS

by Robin Cook

Putnam

There are shocking revelations at a medical malpractice trial.


4. THE MESSENGER

by Daniel Silva

Putnam

Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, uncovers an al-Qaida plot against the Vatican.


5. THE RUINS

by Scott Smith

Knopf

Two young American couples on vacation in the Yucatan confront a horrible menace.


6. CAN’T WAIT TO GET TO HEAVEN

by Fannie Flagg

Random House

A return to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, the setting of Flagg’s novel Standing in the Rainbow.


7. PHANTOM

by Terry Goodkind

Tor/Tom Doherty

The 11th volume of the Sword of Truth fantasy series.


8. HAPPINESS SOLD SEPARATELY

by Lolly Winston

Warner

A marriage is strained by infertility and infidelity.


9. TWELVE SHARP

by Janet Evanovich

St. Martin’s

The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum must find a killer and rescue a kidnapped child.


10. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

by Sara Gruen

Algonquin

A young man -— and an elephant — save a Depression-era circus.


11. PEGASUS DESCENDING

by James Lee Burke.

Simon & Schuster

Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux pursues interrelated cases that are linked to the killing of his best friend 25 years earlier.


12. THE NIGHT GARDENER

by George Pelecanos

Little, Brown

Three Washington cops reunite to solve a murder that resembles a 20-year-old cold case.


13. COMING OUT

by Danielle Steel

Delacorte

An attorney’s household is thrown into chaos when her daughters receive an invitation to a debutante ball.

NONFICTION


1. MARLEY & ME

by John Grogan

Morrow

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


2. I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK

by Nora Ephron

Knopf

A witty look at aging from a novelist and screenwriter.


3. FIASCO

by Thomas E. Ricks

The Penguin Press

How the Bush administration’s and the military’s failure to understand the developing Iraq insurgency contributed to its further growth.


4. THE WORLD IS FLAT

by Thomas Friedman

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

A columnist for the New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy.


5. THE LOOMING TOWER

by Lawrence Wright

Knopf

The road to Sept. 11 as seen through the lives of terrorist planners and the FBI counter terrorism chief.


6. FREAKONOMICS

by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Morrow

A maverick scholar and a journalist apply economic theory to everything from cheating sumo wrestlers to legalized abortion and to falling crime rates.


7. DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGE

by Anderson Cooper

HarperCollins

The CNN correspondent describes a year of covering the tsunami in Sri Lanka, the war in Iraq, and Hurricane Katrina.


8. MAYFLOWER

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Viking

How America began, from the author of In the Heart of the Sea.


9. GODLESS

by Ann Coulter

Crown Forum

The columnist argues that liberalism is a religion with sacraments, a creation myth and a clergy.


10. CONSERVATIVES WITHOUT CONSCIENCE

by John Dean

Viking

The authoritarian character of contemporary conservative beliefs and attitudes.


11. THE LANGUAGE OF GOD

by Francis Collins

Free Press

The head of the Human Genome Project argues that faith in God and faith in science can coexist.


12. THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE

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