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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS

FICTION

1.BOOK OF THE DEAD

by Patricia Cornwell

Putnam

The forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta opens a private practice in Charleston, South Carolina.

2. A LICK OF FROST<

by Laurell Hamilton

Ballantine

In the sixth Meredith Gentry paranormal romance, Meredith's wicked uncle presses charges against her guards.

3. PLAYING FOR PIZZA<

by John Grisham

Doubleday

An American third-string quarterback joins the Italian National Football League's Parma Panthers.

4. WORLD WITHOUT END<

by Ken Follett

Dutton

It's love and intrigue in Kingsbridge, the medieval English cathedral town at the center of Follett's Pillars of the Earth.

5. THE ALMOST MOON<

by Alice Sebold

Little, Brown

A woman murders her mother; from the author of The Lovely Bones.

6. THE CHOICE<

by Nicholas Sparks

Grand Central

How the choices made by a North Carolina man and the neighbor with whom he falls in love play out their lives.

7. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS<

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

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

8. NOW AND THEN<

by Robert Parker

Putnam

What looked like a simple matrimonial case for a Boston private investigator turns out to involve a group that sponsors terrorists.

9. DARK OF THE MOON<

by John Sandford

Putnam

Virgil Flowers, a character from Invisible Prey, investigates three murders in a small Minnesota town.

10. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED<

by James Patterson and

Howard Roughan

Little, Brown

An aspiring photographer working as a nanny and in love with the children's father has terrible visions.

11. PANDORA'S DAUGHTER<

by Iris Johansen

St Martin's

An Atlanta doctor discovers she is part of an ancient family of psychics and searches for the book of its secrets.

12. BRIDGE OF SIGHS<

by Richard Russo

Knopf

The entangled lives of an upstate New York couple and their best friend, from the author of Empire Falls.

NONFICTION

1. I AM AMERICA (AND SO CAN YOU!)<

by Stephen Colbert et al

Grand Central

The wit and wisdom of the mock pundit of Comedy Central's Colbert Report.

2. CLAPTON<

by Eric Clapton

Broadway Books

The great guitarist looks back on his life and his music.

3. MY GRANDFATHER'S SON<

by Clarence Thomas

Harper

A memoir from an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

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. THE AGE OF TURBULENCE<

by Alan Greenspan

Penguin Press

A memoir by the longtime chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

6. FAIR GAME<

by Valerie Plame Wilson

Simon & Schuster

A former undercover CIA officer who was exposed by the Bush administration describes

her experience.

7. MUSICOPHILIA<

by Oliver Sachs

Knopf

A neurologist examines the interaction between music and the brain.

8. 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 last February.)

9. IF DEMOCRATS HAD ANY BRAINS, THEY'D BE REPUBLICANS<

by Ann Coulter

Crown Forum

A collection of the columnist's provocative quotations, some from previous books and interviews, some new.

10. THE NINE<

by Jeffrey Toobin

Doubleday

A portrait of the Supreme Court since the Reagan administration focuses on the influence of its moderates.

11. ESCAPE<

by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer

Broadway

A former member of a fundamentalist polygamous sect describes her forced marriage to a much older man.

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