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NEW YORK TIMES

FICTION

1. SAFE HARBOR

by Christine Feehan

Jove

A supermodel is attacked, and a sheriff who desires her vows to capture the assailant. Part five of the Drake Sisters series.

2. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

by Sara Gruen

Algonquin

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

3. THE KITE RUNNER

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

An Afghan-American returns to Kabul to learn how a childhood friend has fared.

4. TWELVE SHARP

by Janet Evanovich

St Martin's

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

5. THE SECRET DIARIES OF MISS MIRANDA CHEEVER

by Julia Quinn

Avon

A woman who, as a young girl, fell for a count now hopes to claim him as her own.

6. THE ROAD

by Cormac McCarthy

Vintage

A father and son travel in post-apocalypse America.

7. COUNTRY BRIDGES

by Debbie Macomber

Mira

Two novels in one book about women engaged to the wrong men.

8. MIDDLESEX

by Jeffrey Eugenides

Picador

The narrator - who, at 14, discovered she was a hermaphrodite - tells a story about three generations of Greek-Americans.

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. LISEY'S STORY

by Stephen King

Pocket

A widow struggles with grief after the death of her husband, a famous novelist.

11. THE HUSBAND

by Dean Koontz

Bantam

A man whose wife has been kidnapped has 60 hours to come up with a huge ransom.

12. BEACH ROAD

by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge

Warner Vision

A lawyer defends a high school basketball star suspected of murder.

13. THE ALCHEMIST

by Paulo Coelho

HarperSanFrancisco

A Spanish shepherd boy travels to Egypt in search of treasure.

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 GLASS CASTLE

by Jeannette Walls

Scribner

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

3. 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.

4. THREE CUPS OF TEA

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Penguin Books

A former mountain climber builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

5. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey

Revell

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

6. 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.

7. THE TIPPING POINT

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay/Little, Brown

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

8. MAYFLOWER

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Penguin Books

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

9. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING

Vintage

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

10. THE MEASURE OF A MAN

by Sidney Poitier

HarperSanFrancisco

The movie actor's spiritual autobiography.

11. STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS

by Daniel Gilbert

Vintage

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

12. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

by Augusten Burroughs

Picador

Autobiographical essays from the author of Running With Scissors.

13. MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS

by Tracy Kidder

Random House

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