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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS

NEW YORK TIMES

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 WHEEL OF DARKNESS

by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Warner

A Tibetan abbot asks the FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast to help recover a stolen relic with evil powers.

3. DARK POSSESSION

by Christine Feehan

Berkley

A Seattle counselor for battered women is wooed by a shape-shifter in Brazil; a Carpathian novel.

4. BONES TO ASHES

by Kathy Reichs

Scribner

The forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is asked to examine the skeleton of a young girl in Canada, where, many years ago, her best friend disappeared.

5. THE ELVES OF CINTRA

by Terry Brooks

Del Rey/Ballantine

The second volume of the Genesis of Shannara series is set in post-apocalyptic Seattle.

6. PLAY DIRTY

by Sandra Brown

Simon & Schuster

A disgraced NFL quarterback struggles to remake his life in the face of a strange assignment from an eccentric millionaire and the machinations of a crooked detective.

7. 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.

8. LORD JOHN AND THE

BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE

by Diana Gabaldon

Delacorte

During the Seven Years' War, Lord John Grey is haunted by his father's murder 17 years earlier.

9. AWAY

by Amy Bloom

Random House

An immigrant who escaped a Russian pogrom crosses America, toward home, after learning her daughter may still be alive.

10. SWEET REVENGE

by Diane Mott Davidson

Morrow

A former district attorney is found dead in a library, and the caterer Goldy Schulz thinks she knows the killer.

11. POWER PLAY

by Joseph Finder

St Martin's

In this corporate thriller, armed men crash a wilderness retreat and take a company's entire executive leadership hostage.

NONFICTION

1. WONDERFUL TONIGHT

by Patti Boyd with Penny Junor

Harmony

A rock muse recalls falling in love with Eric Clapton while married to George Harrison.

2. QUIET STRENGTH

by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker

Tyndale

A memoir by the first black coach to win a Super Bowl.

3. YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE

by Duane Chapman with Laura Morton

Hyperion

The star of A&E's Dog the Bounty Hunter recalls his past of abuse and addiction.

4. 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.

5. IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM

by Denise Jackson with Ellen Vaughn

Thomas Nelson

The wife of the country music star Alan Jackson describes how religious faith restored her marriage.

6. GOD IS NOT GREAT

by Christopher Hitchens

Twelve

Religion as a malignant force in the world.

7. THE WORLD WITHOUT US

by Alan Weisman

Thomas Dunne/St Martin's

What Earth would be like if humans disappeared.

8. 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.

9. IKE

by Michael Korda

Harper

A narrative history of the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

10. FREAKONOMICS

by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Morrow

A maverick scholar and a journalist apply economic theory to nearly everything.

11. ANIMAL, VEGETABLE,

MIRACLE

by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver

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