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New York Times bestsellers (hardcover)

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FICTION



1. THE CHILDREN OF HURIN

by J.R.R. Tolkien (edited by Christoher Tolkien)

In Middle-earth, an evil lord wants to destroy his rival's children.


2. THE WOODS

by Harlan Coben

Dutton

New evidence about a case of murder and disappearance at a summer camp 20 years earlier forces a county prosecutor to confront family secrets.


3. I HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE

by Mary Higgins Clark

Simon & Schuster

A woman marries a childhood acquaintance suspected of several murders.


4. THE GOOD HUSBAND OF ZEBRA DRIVE

by Alexander McCall Smith

Pantheon

The eighth novel in the number one Ladies Detective Agency series.


5. NINETEEN MINUTES

by Jodi Picoult

Atria

The aftermath of a high school shooting reveals the deep fault lines in a small New Hampshire town.


6. OBSESSION

by Jonathan Kellerman

Ballantine

The psychologist-detective Alex Delaware investigates what seems to be a deathbed confession of murder.


7. FRESH DISASTERS

by Stuart Woods

Putnam

Stone Barrington, the New York cop turned lawyer, tangles with a mob boss and pursues a complicated romance.


8. KINGDOM COME

Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

Tyndale

The final title in the Left Behind series.


9. SLEEPING WITH STRANGERS

by Eric Jerome Dickey

Dutton

A hit man who hopes to leave the business travels to London to escape pursuers and becomes involved in its underworld.


10. THE ALIBI MAN

by Tami Hoag

Bantam

A disgraced former policewoman investigates a murder linked to a group of wealthy Palm Beach men.


11. WHITE NIGHT

by Jim Butcher

ROC

Someone is killing Chicago's minor wizards, and the half-brother of Harry Dresden, wizard detective, is a suspect.


12. THE BLUE ZONE

by Andrew Gross

Morrow

A young woman searches for her father when he disappears from the US Witness Protection Program.

NONFICTION


1. EINSTEIN

by Walter Isaacson

Simon & Schuster

A biography based on newly released personal letters.


2. PAULA DEEN: IT AIN'T ALL ABOUT THE COOKIN'

by Paula Deen with Sherry Suib Cohen

Simon & Schuster

A memoir with recipes from the cooking impresario.


3. A LONG WAY GONE

by Ishmael Beah

Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus & Giroux

A former child solider from Sierra Leone describes his drug-crazed killing spree and his return to humanity.


4. WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE

by Lee Iacocca

Scribner

The former CEO of Chrysler protests the lack of political and business leadership on issues like energy policy.


5. THE AUDACITY OF HOPE
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by Barack Obama

Crown

The Illinois junior senator proposes that Americans move beyond their political divisions.


6. HOW DOCTORS THINK

by Jerome Groopman

Houghton Mifflin

A doctor describes how doctors arrive at diagnoses and what patients can do to make sure they don't err.


7. FREAKONOMICS

by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Morrow

A maverick scholar and a journalist apply economic theory to nearly everything.


8. THIS MOMENT ON EARTH

by John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry

Public Affairs

Environmental challenges and possible solutions.


9. CRAZIES TO THE LEFT OF ME, WIMPS TO THE RIGHT

by Bernard Goldberg

HarperCollins

The author of 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America attacks liberals and accuses Republicans of betraying conservative principles.


10. THE WILD TREES

by Richard Preston

Random House

The people who climb the massive California redwoods to study the complex life in their canopies.


11. INFIDEL

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Free Press

A memoir by the Somali-born advocate for Muslim immigrant women, once a member of the Dutch Parliament, who has been threatened with death.

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