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[NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS] Softcover

FICTION

1. LOVE IN THE TIME OF

CHOLERA

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Vintage International

A Colombian poet's love for a woman is tested.

2. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

by Sara Gruen

Algonquin

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

3. HALO: CONTACT HARVEST

by Joseph Staten

Tom Doherty Associates

A squad of marines and militia trainees is called to save a farming colony threatened by an aggressive alien empire.

4. THE KITE RUNNER

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

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

5. 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.

6. THE THIRTEENTH TALE

by Diane Setterfield

Washington Square

A biographer struggles to discover the truth about an aging writer who has mythologized her past.

7. SUITE FRANCAISE

by Irene Nemirovsky

Vintage

Two novellas about life in France under the Nazis.

8. WORLD WAR Z

by Max Brooks

Three Rivers

An "oral history" of an imagined zombie war that nearly destroys civilization.

9. WHAT IS THE WHAT

by Dave Eggers

Vintage

The fictionalized autobiography of one of Sudan's "Lost Boys," refugees from its civil war.

10. THE ROAD

by Cormac McCarthy

Vintage

A father and son travel in post-apocalypse America.

11. THE ALCHEMIST

by Paulo Coelho

HarperSanFrancisco

A tale about the lessons a Spanish shepherd boy learns during his travels to Egypt.

12. THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN

by Claire Messud

Vintage

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

13. THE GATHERING

by Anne Enright

Black Cat/ Grove

A middle-aged woman struggles to come to terms with the suicide of her brother.

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. INTO THE WILD

by Jon Krakauer

Anchor

How a young man's obsession with the wilderness had a tragic end.

3. THREE CUPS OF TEA

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Penguin Books

A former climber builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

4. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey

Revell

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

5. THE GLASS CASTLE

by Jeannette Walls

Scribner

The author recalls a bizarre childhood.

6. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

by Mitch Albom

Broadway

The author tells of his visits to his old college mentor.

7. THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA

By Michael Pollan

Penguin

A journalist juggles appetite and conscience.

8. THE WORLD IS FLAT

by Thomas Friedman

Picador

An updated edition of the New York Times columnist's analysis of 21st-century economics and foreign policy.

9. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID

by Bill Bryson

Broadway

The author, who as a child in Iowa dreamed he was a superhero, uses this persona to bring to life 1950s Des Moines.

10. 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.

11. THE TIPPING POINT

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay/Little, Brown

A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12. THUNDERSTRUCK

by Erik Larson

Three Rivers

Intertwined stories of early-20th-century murder and scientific intrigue.

13. CULTURE WARRIOR

by Bill O'Reilly

Broadway

The host of The O'Reilly Factor describes a culture war between traditionalists and secular progressives.

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