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New York Times Best Sellers

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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. CELL

by Stephen King

Pocket Star

What remains of humanity fights to survive after a mysterious force scrambles mobile phone user's brains.


3. S IS FOR SILENCE

by Sue Grafton

Berkley Kinsey Millhone searches for a woman who disappeared 34 years ago.


4. THE TENTH CIRCLE

by Jodi Picoult

Washington Square

When his teenage daughter is date-raped, a comic-book artist is overwhelmed by rage.


5. ON THE RUN

by Iris Johansen

Bantam

A girl and her mother, a horse trainer who once worked for the CIA, are targeted by a Middle Eastern magnate.


6. READY FOR LOVE

by Debbie Macomber

Mira

Reprints of two romances involving two brothers.


7. TURNING ANGEL

by Greg Iles

Pocket

To defend a friend wrongly accused of murder, a Mississippi lawyer must investigate local students.


8. THE LAST TEMPLAR

by Raymond Khoury

Signet

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.


9. VALLEY OF SILENCE

by Nora Roberts

Jove

The circle of six goes into battle to save humans from the vampire Lilith in the final Circle Trilogy book.


10. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS

by Linda Howard

Ballantine

As she prepares for her wedding, Blair Mallory becomes the target of a killer.


11. REBELLION

by Nora Roberts

Silhouette

A reprint of an early historical romance about a Scottish beauty who finds love in the enemy camp.


12. FOREVER ODD

by Dean Koontz

Bantam

Odd Thomas, a character from Koontz's 2003 novel of the same name, searches for a missing friend.

NONFICTION


1. THE IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT

by James A. Baker III, Lee H. Hamilton et al

Vintage

An assessment of America's involvement in the Iraq war with proposals for a plan of action.


2. RUNNING WITH SCISSORS

by Augusten Burroughs

Picador

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


3. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

by James Bradley with Ron Powers

Bantam

The story of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima.


4. THE GLASS CASTLE

by Jeannette Walls

Scribner

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


5. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe and Mim Eichler Rivas

Amistad/HarperCollins

Gardner's life story, from a grim childhood to homelessness to, finally, the success he had long sought.


6. DREAMS FROM MY FATHER

by Barack Obama

Three Rivers

The Democratic senator from Illinois reflects on life in the United States as the son of a black African father and white American mother.


7. AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

by Al Gore

Rodale

The former US vice president sounds an alarm about global warming.


8. AMERICA (THE BOOK)

by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, David Javerbaum et al

Warner

The Daily Show offers an illustrated parody of a civics text.


9. TEAM OF RIVALS

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster

The genius of Abraham Lincoln revealed in his relationship with his Cabinet.


10. THE TIPPING POINT

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay/Little, Brown

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


11. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

by Don Piper with

Cecil Murphey

Revell

A Baptist minister describes the otherworldly experience he had after a car accident.


12. HOLIDAYS ON ICE

by David Sedaris

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