Sun, Aug 12, 2007 - Page 18 News List

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS

NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE

FICTION

1. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

by Sara Gruen

Algonquin

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

2. RICOCHET

by Sandra Brown

Pocket

A detective is attracted to a judge's wife who he suspects is not telling the truth about a fatal shooting.

3. THE KITE RUNNER

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

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

4. DOCKSIDE

by Susan Wiggs

Mira

With her daughter finally out of the house, a woman determined to fly solo falls for the owner of a lakeside inn.

5. ECHO PARK

by Michael Connelly

Grand Central

The Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch returns to an old unsolved case.

6. THE MacGREGOR BRIDES

by Nora Roberts

Silhouette

A family patriarch finds three young men to marry his granddaughters in this reissue of a 1997 book.

7. DAKOTA BORN

by Debbie Macomber

Mira

A woman returns to the North Dakota town where she spent her childhood vacations in this reissue of a 1999 novel.

8. 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.

9. THE ALCHEMIST

by Paulo Coelho

HarperSan-Francisco

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

10. NEVER DECEIVE A DUKE

by Liz Carlyle

Pocket

A man inherits a title and an estate and upon visiting his new dominion becomes attracted to his predecessor's widow.

11. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM

by Robert Ludlum

Bantam

A reissue of the action-packed thriller.

12. MIDDLESEX

by Jeffrey Eugenides

Picador

The narrator - who, at 14, discovered she was a hermaphrodite - tells an epic 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. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

by Don Piper with Cecil

Murphey

Revell

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

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 WORLD IS FLAT

by Thomas Friedman

Picador

An updated edition of the Times columnist's analysis of 21st-century economics and foreign policy.

6. NIGHT

by Elie Wiesel

Hill & Wang

A new translation of an account of the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

7. THREE CUPS OF TEA

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Penguin Books

A former mountain climber builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

8. THE TIPPING POINT

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay/Little, Brown

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

9. THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

by Erik Larson

Vintage

The tale of an architect and a serial killer, linked by the Chicago World's Fair of 1893.

10. MAYFLOWER

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Penguin Books

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

11. 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.

12. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

by Chris Gardner with

Quincy Troupe and Mim Eichler Rivas

Amistad/HarperCollins

Gardner's life story, from a grim childhood to homelessness to success.

This story has been viewed 1556 times.
TOP top