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FICTION

1. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

A friendship between two women in Afghanistan against the backdrop of 30 years of war.

2. THE QUICKIE

by James Patterson and

Michael Ledwidge

Little, Brown

A police officer's attempt to get back at her husband, whom she suspects of cheating on her, goes dangerously awry.

3. HIGH NOON

by Nora Roberts

Putnam

A hostage negotiator must face down her unknown stalker.

4. THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN

by James Lee Burke

Simon & Schuster

The Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux copes with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

5. LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN

by Janet Evanovich

St. Martin's

The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum becomes a suspect when her ex-husband disappears.

6. UP CLOSE AND DANGEROUS

by Linda Howard

Ballantine

After a suspicious plane crash, a woman struggles to find a way out of the Idaho wilderness.

7. THE FIRST COMMANDMENT

by Brad Thor

Atria

Scot Harvath, a Homeland Security superagent, is stalked by a terrorist mysteriously released from Guantanamo.

8. SOMEONE TO LOVE

by Jude Deveraux

Atria

A haunted house in England holds the key to a young woman's mysterious death.

9. THE JUDAS STRAIN

by James Rollins

Morrow

Sigma Force operatives trained in science search for the secret behind the re-emergence of an ancient, deadly plague.

10. BUNGALOW 2

by Danielle Steel

Delacorte

A writer must deal with the effects of Hollywood success on her family life.

11. THE BOURNE BETRAYAL

by Eric Van Lustbader

Warner

Continuing the story of Robert Ludlum's character Jason Bourne, who tangles with a group of diabolical Islamic terrorists.

12. PEONY IN LOVE

by Lisa See

Random House

Love, death, and ghosts in 17th-century China.

NONFICTION

1. QUIET STRENGTH

by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker

Tyndale

A memoir by the first black coach to win a Super Bowl (he did it this year, with the Indianapolis Colts).

2. LONE SURVIVOR

by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson

Little, Brown

The only survivor of a Navy SEAL operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.

3. GOD IS NOT GREAT

by Christopher Hitchens

Twelve

Religion as a malignant force in the world.

4. THE DIANA CHRONICLES

by Tina Brown

Doubleday

The Princess of Wales' romance with the media.

5. A LONG WAY GONE

by Ishmael Beah

Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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

6. THE ASSAULT ON REASON

by Al Gore

Penguin Press

How the Bush administration has degraded the political environment through secrecy, fear and the rejection of fact-based reasoning.

7. THE WORLD WITHOUT US

by Alan Weisman

Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's

Drawing on science, art, religion and other academic disciplines, Weisman imagines what Earth would be like if humans disappeared.

8. THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS

by Robert D. Novak

Crown Forum

Reflections on 50 years as a Washington journalist.

9. LEGACY OF ASHES

by Tim Weiner

Doubleday

A history of the CIA by a New York Times reporter, focusing on the agency's failures and delusions of grandeur.

10. EINSTEIN

by Walter Isaacson

Simon & Schuster

A biography based on newly released personal letters.

11. HAPPY ENDINGS

by Jim Norton

Simon Spotlight

Raunchy personal essays from the radio personality and stand-up comic.

12. OUTRAGE

by Dick Morris with Eileen McGann

HC/HarperCollins

An attack on illegal immigration, UN profiteers, lazy congressmen and high drug prices.

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