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[NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS] Softcover

FICTION

 

1. ATONEMENT

by Ian McEwan

Anchor

A chronicle of the disintegration of an English family's idyllic life.

2. THE KITE RUNNER

by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead

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

3. THE 6TH TARGET

by James Patterson and

Maxine Paetro

Grand Central

Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the disappearance of several children in San Francisco.

4. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

by Sara Gruen

Algonquin

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

5. THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH

by Ken Follet

New American Library

Murder, arson and lust surround the building of a 12th-century cathedral.

6. THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB

by Kate Jacobs

Berkley

A group of women meet weekly at a New York City yarn shop.

7. LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Vintage International

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

8. THE ROAD

by Cormac McCarthy

Vintage

A father and son travel in post-apocalypse America.

9. SUITE FRANCAISE

by Irene Nemirovsky

Vintage

Two novellas, which came to light more than 50 years after the author's death at Auschwitz.

10. THE THIRTEENTH TALE

by Diane Setterfield

Washington Square

A biographer tries to discover the truth about a writer.

11. THE ALCHEMIST

by Paulo Coelho

HarperSanFrancisco

The lessons a Spanish shepherd boy learns during his travels.

12. THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER

by Kim Edwards

Penguin

A doctor's decision to send his newborn daughter, who has Down syndrome, to an institution haunts everyone involved.

13. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

by Cormac McCarthy

Vintage

Mayhem ensues in this reissued novel after a West Texas man stumbles upon US$2 million in drug money.

NONFICTION

1. EAT, PRAY, LOVE

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Penguin Books

A writer's yearlong journey in search of self.

2. THREE CUPS OF TEA

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Penguin Books

A former climber builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

3. THE INNOCENT MAN

by John Grisham

Delta

Grisham's first non-fiction book concerns a man wrongly sentenced to death.

4. INTO THE WILD

by Jon Krakauer

Anchor

A man's obsession with the wilderness ends in tragedy.

5. THE AUDACITY OF HOPE

by Barack Obama

Three Rivers

The Illinois senator proposes that Americans move beyond their political divisions.

6. THE GOD DELUSION

by Richard Dawkins

Mariner

An Oxford scientist asserts that belief in God is irrational.

7. THE GLASS CASTLE

by Jeannette Walls

Scribner

The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she and her siblings were moved constantly.

8. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey

Revell

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

9. THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA

by Michael Pollan

Penguin

Tracking dinner from the soil to the plate, a journalist juggles appetite and conscience.

10. CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR

by George Crile

Grove

A chronicle of a congressman's efforts in the 1980s to steer billions to the anti-Soviet side in Afghanistan.

11. SMOKE, MIRRORS, AND MURDER: AND OTHER TRUE CASES

by Ann Rule

Pocket

Tales of true crime.

12. THE TIPPING POINT

by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay/Little, Brown

A study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

13. THE WORLD IS FLAT

by Thomas L. Friedman

Picador

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

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