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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS

NY TIMES SERVICE

FICTION

1. THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER

by Kim Edwards

Penguin

A doctor’s decision to secretly send his newborn daughter who has Down syndrome, to an institution haunts everyone involved.

2. LIFEGUARD

by James Patterson and Andrew Gross

Warner

Things go awry when a lifeguard at a Florida resort agrees to take part in a heist.

3. FAITHLESS

by Karin Slaughter

Dell

The medical examiner Sara Linton is on the trail of a killer who buries teenage girls alive.

4. BORN TO BE WILD

by Catherine Coulter

Jove

After she is nearly killed by a hit-and-run driver, an actress takes time off to visit to her relatives in Oregon, but the attempts on her life have not ended.

5. DANGEROUS

by Nora Roberts

Silhouette

Reprints of three novels, Risky Business, Storm Warning and The Welcoming.

6. CHILL FACTOR

by Sandra Brown

Pocket

A successful magazine editor is trapped in her remote cabin with a man believed to be a serial killer.

7. THE LINCOLN LAWYER

by Michael Connelly

Warner

A criminal defense attorney takes a case that proves more dangerous than he expected.

8. THE KITE RUNNER

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

An Afghan-American returns to Kabul to learn how a friend has fared under the Taliban.

9. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

by Lauren Weisberger

Broadway

A young woman gets a job at a fashion magazine, and a difficult boss.

10. TWICE KISSED

by Lisa Jackson

Zebra

As she searches for her identical twin sister, a woman uncovers some dark family secrets.

11. 6 RAINIER DRIVE

by Debbie Macomber

Mira

A fire in Cedar Grove destroys Justine and Seth’s restaurant and threatens their marriage.

12. THE ALCHEMIST

by Paulo Coelho

HarperSanFrancisco

An inspirational tale about the lessons a Spanish shepherd boy learns during his travels to Egypt in search of treasure.

NONFICTION

1. RUNNING WITH SCISSORS

by Augusten Burroughs

Picador

In the 1970s, a young boy lives with a crazy psychiatrist in a squalid household.

2. NIGHT

by Elie Wiesel

Hill & Wang

A new translation of an account of the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, first published in English in 1960.

3. THE GLASS CASTLE

by Jeannette Walls

Scribner

The author recalls a childhood during which she and her siblings were constantly moved.

4. 1776

by David McCullough

Simon & Schuster

An account of America’s founding year focusing on the inexperienced George Washington and the heroic citizen soldiers.

5. AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

by Al Gore

Rodale

The former US vice president sounds an alarm about global warming in this companion volume to the movie of the same title.

6. THE 9/11 REPORT

by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon

Hill & Wang

A graphic adaptation of the 2004 commission report on terrorist attacks.

7. THE TIPPING POINT

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay/Little, Brown

A journalist’s study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

8. THE TENDER BAR

by J.R. Moehringer

Hyperion

A coming-of-age memoir of a fatherless boy for whom the regulars at a Long Island saloon become a substitute family.

9. THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

by Erik Larson

Vintage

The tale of an architect and a killer, linked by the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.

10. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

by Mitch Albom

Broadway

The author tells of his visits to his old college mentor.

11. GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL

by Jared Diamond

Norton

An argument that Western dominance is due to

geographical advantages.

12. IN COLD BLOOD

by Truman Capote

Vintage

A family’s murder in Kansas in 1959 and its consequences.

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