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NEW YORK TIMES

FICTION

1. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

by Sara Gruen

Algonquin

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

2. THE KITE RUNNER

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

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

3. 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.

4. ECHO PARK

by Michael Connelly

Grand Central

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

5. ALMOST DEAD

by Lisa Jackson

Zebra

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

6. 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.

7. THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN

by Claire Messud

Vintage

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

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. TOUCH OF DARKNESS

by Christina Dodd

Signet

A man with the power to change into a bird of prey tries to break a centuries-old curse binding his family - but a vengeful woman is determined to stop him.

10. THE MACGREGOR BRIDES

by Nora Roberts

Silhouette

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

11. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM

by Robert Ludlum

Bantam

A reissue of the action-packed thriller.

12. THE RUINS

by Scott Smith

Vintage

Two young American couples on vacation in the Yucatan confront a horrible menace.

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 importance of 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

The horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

7. THREE CUPS OF TEA

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Penguin Books

A former 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. CHOSEN BY A HORSE

by Susan Richards

Harcourt

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

11. 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 within a person.

12. FIASCO

by Thomas Ricks

Penguin

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

13. STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS

by Daniel Gilbert

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