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New York Times bestsellers (softcover)

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FICTION

1. THE ROAD

by Cormac McCarthy

Vintage

A father and son journey through post-apocalypse America.


2. SUSANNAH'S GARDEN

by Debbie Macomber

Mira

A woman returns to her hometown and re-examines the troubling events of her past.


3. THE FIFTH HORSEMAN

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Warner

Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club investigate unexplained deaths at a San Francisco hospital.


4. RAINTREE: INFERNO

by Linda Howard

Silhouette

A battle tests the loyalties and relationships of the Raintree clan, led by Dante, the king.


5. TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE

by Mary Higgins Clark

Pocket

A girl communicates telepathically with her kidnapped twin.


6. DEAD WATCH

by John Sandford

Berkley

A political operative investigates the murder of a former senator.


7. BORN IN DEATH

by J.D. Robb

Berkley

A lieutenant investigates the disappearance of a pregnant woman; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.


8. HOT STUFF

by Janet Evanovich and Leanne Banks

St. Martin's

When a bartender's apartment is ransacked, she turns to a former police officer for help — then falls in love with him.


9. 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.


10. AT RISK

by Patricia Cornwell

Berkley

A Massachusetts state investigator applies DNA and other forensic techniques to a cold murder case.


11. SUITE FRANCAISE

by Irene Nemirovsky

Vintage

Two novellas, discovered more than 50 years after the author's death at Auschwitz, about life in France under the Nazis


12. GONE

by Jonathan Kellerman

Ballantine

Two acting students stage their own disappearance — but one of them is murdered; the psychologist-detective Alex Delaware investigates.


NONFICTION

1. EAT, PRAY, LOVE

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Penguin Books

A writer's yearlong journey in search of self takes her to Italy, India and Indonesia.


2. THE MEASURE OF A MAN

by Sidney Poitier

HarperSanFrancisco

The movie actor's spiritual autobiography.


3. THE GLASS CASTLE

by Jeannette Walls

Scribner

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


4. BLINK

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay

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


5. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING

by Joan Didion

Vintage

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


6. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

by Don Piper with

Cecil Murphey

Revell

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


7. STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS

by Daniel Gilbert

Vintage

A Harvard professor explores why people can't predict what will make them happy.


8. 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.


9. THREE CUPS OF TEA

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Penguin Books

A former mountain climber builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


10. THE FREEDOM WRITERS DIARY

by the Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell

Broadway

Students considered "unteachable" write about their lives: the basis for the movie Freedom Writers.


11. THE TIPPING POINT

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay/Little, Brown

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


12. MAYFLOWER

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Penguin Books

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