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NY 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. ECHO PARK

by Michael Connelly

Grand Central

The Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch returns to an old unsolved case, with unexpected results.

4. THE MacGREGOR BRIDES

by Nora Roberts

Silhouette

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

5. ALMOST DEAD

by Lisa Jackson

Zebra

A San Francisco woman must outmaneuver a killer who is taking revenge on her family.

6. DAKOTA BORN

by Debbie Macomber

Mira

A woman returns to the North Dakota town where she spent her childhood vacations.

7. THE KITE RUNNER

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

An Afghan-American returns to Kabul to learn how a friend has fared under the Taliban.

8. 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.

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 EMPEROR'S CHILDREN

by Claire Messud

Vintage

Privileged 30-somethings try to make their way in literary New York just before 9/11.

11. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM

by Robert Ludlum

Bantum

A reissue of the action-packed thriller.

12. TRIPTYCH

by Karen Slaughter

Dell

In the hunt for a killer, a veteran Atlanta detective is teamed with a vice cop who happens to be his ex-lover.

13. THE ROAD

by Cormac McCarthy

Vintage

A father and son travel in post-apocalypse America.

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 from one bleak place to another.

3. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

by Don Piper with

Cecil Murphey

Revell

A minister on the otherworldly experience he had after an accident.

4. BLINK

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay/Little Brown

The author of The Tipping Point explores 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. THREE CUPS OF TEA

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Penguin Books

A former climber builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

7. NIGHT

by Elie Wiesel

Hill & Wang

The horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

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. FIASCO

by Thomas Ricks

Penguin

How the failing to understand the developing Iraqi insurgency contributed to its further growth.

11. MAYFLOWER

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Penguin

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

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 LANGUAGE OF GOD

by Francis Collins

Free Press

The director of the Human Genome Project argues that faith in God and in science can coexist.

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