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NY Times bestsellers: hardcover

FICTION

1. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED

by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Little, Brown

An aspiring photographer working as a nanny terrible visions.

2. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

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

3. PONTOON

by Garrison Keillor

Viking

After the death of a good Lutheran lady in Lake Wobegon, her daughter learns about her secret life.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. THE WEDNESDAY LETTERS

by Jason Wright

Shadow Mountain

Two brothers and a sister with complicated lives learn about their family's past through love letters discovered after their parents' deaths.

7. GARDEN SPELLS

by Sara Addison Allen

Bantam

Two sisters overcome their differences and claim their heritage when one returns to their North Carolina home.

8. 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 with another, goes dangerously awry.

9. DARK POSSESSION

by Christine Feehan

Berkley

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

10. THE ELVES OF CINTRA

by Terry Brooks

Del Rey/Ballantine

The second volume of the Genesis of Shannara series is set in postapocalyptic Seattle.

11. 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.

NONFICTION

1. POWER TO THE PEOPLE

by Laura Ingraham

Regnery Publishing

The political commentator urges Americans to restore traditional, conservative principles.

2. GIVING

by Bill Clinton

Knopf

The former president describes people and projects that save lives and solve problems around the world.

3. IF I DID IT

by the Goldman family

Beaufort

O.J. Simpson's "hypothetical" confession to the murder of his wife, Nicole and Ron Goldman.

4. QUIET STRENGTH

by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker

Tyndale

A memoir by the first black coach to win a Super Bowl. (He did it with the Indianapolis Colts in February, 2007.)

5. MOTHER TERESA: COME BE MY LIGHT

by Mother Teresa

Doubleday

Writings and reflections on her spiritual journey.

6. 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.

7. THE WAR

by Geoffrey Ward

Knopf

A companion to the seven-part PBS documentary directed by Ken Burns, with hundreds of photographs.

8. THINGS I OVERHEARD WHILE TALKING TO MYSELF

by Alan Alda

Random House

The actor describes his search for meaning in life following a near-fatal illness.

9. BLONDE AMBITION

by Rita Crosby

Grand Central

The life and death of Anna Nicole Smith.

10. DEAD CERTAIN

by Robert Draper

Free Press

A portrait of US President George W. Bush who dislikes criticism and bad news.

11. THE WORLD WITHOUT US

by Alan Weisman

Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's

What Earth would be like if humans disappeared.

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