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NY TIMES best sellers

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FICTION

1. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

by Sara Gruen

Algonquin

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

2. TWELVE SHARP

by Janet Evanovich

St Martin's

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

3. 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.

4. LISEY'S STORY

by Stephen King

Pocket

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

5. 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.

6. THE KITE RUNNER

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

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

7. COUNTRY BRIDES

by Debbie Macomber

Mira

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

8. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM

by Robert Ludlum

Bantam

A reissue of the action-packed thriller.

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. THE ROAD

by Cormac McCarthy

Vintage

A father and son travel in post-apocalypse America.

11. THE BOOK OF THE DEAD

by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Vision

The final volume of a trilogy about an FBI agent and his criminal brother.

12. SANDCASTLES

by Luanne Rice

Bantam

An artist who has been jailed returns home to find a conflicted wife and troubled daughters.

13. MIDDLESEX

by Jeffrey Eugenides

Picador

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

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.

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.

7. THE TIPPING POINT

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay/Little, Brown

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

8. 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.

9. MAYFLOWER

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Penguin Books

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

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. CHOSEN BY A HORSE

by Susan Richards

Harcourt

The author recounts rescuing a broken-down horse, which in turn helped rescue her.

13. THE FREEDOM WRITERS DIARY

by the Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell

Broadway

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