Monday, July 28, 2008

New York Times Best Seller Lists

Published: August 3, 2008


TRIBUTE, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $26.95.) A former child star returns to Virginia to rehabilitate the farm owned by her grandmother, an actress who died mysteriously.
Call #: F ROB

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A young mute who can communicate with dogs his family raises takes refuge with three of them in the Wisconsin woods after his uncle murders his father.
* on order *

RULES OF DECEPTION, by Christopher Reich. (Doubleday, $27.95.) The death of a surgeon’s wife draws him into a world of espionage and terrorism.
Call #: F REI

THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) In this first adult novel by the author of the Twilight series for teenagers, aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender. Call #: F MEY

THE LAST PATRIOT, by Brad Thor. (Atria, $26.) Scot Harvath, a Homeland Security superagent, searches for an ancient secret that could defeat Islamic militants.
* on order *

SAIL, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A sailing vacation turns into a disaster when someone tries to destroy a family.
Call #: F PAT

FEARLESS FOURTEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin’s, $27.95.) Stephanie Plum and her boyfriend Joe Morelli become involved when his cousin’s bank robbery goes bad.
Call #: F EVA

JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, by E. Lynn Harris. (Double day, $24.95.) Secrets threaten the relationship between a mother, a successful Atlanta entrepreneur, and her son, a college football player who is bound for the N.F.L.
* on order *

SWAN PEAK, by James Lee Burke. (Simon & Schuster, $25.95.) The Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux can’t escape trouble on his Montana vacation.
* on order *

CHASING HARRY WINSTON, by Lauren Weisberger. (Simon & Schuster, $25.95.) Three glamorous friends, New York women nearing 30, vow to change their lives.
Call #: F WEI

TAILSPIN, by Catherine Coulter. (Putnam, $25.95.) Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock — F.B.I. agents as well as husband and wife — come to the aid of a colleague.
Call #: F COU

SAY GOODBYE, by Lisa Gardner. (Bantam, $25.) An F.B.I. agent tracks a serial killer who uses spiders as a weapon.
Call #: F GAR

LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s, $24.95.) A woman’s happy marriage is shaken when she encounters an old boyfriend.
Call #: F GIF

THE BEACH HOUSE, by Jane Green. (Viking, $24.95.) A woman’s life changes when she rents out rooms in her Nantucket house.
Call #: F GRE

KILLER VIEW, by Ridley Pearson. (Putnam, $24.95.) A sheriff in Sun Valley, Idaho, investigates a series of crimes against a backdrop of conflict between wealthy vacationers and locals.
* on order *


WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) The humorist’s latest essays deal with middle age, mortality and giving up smoking.
Call #: 814.54 SED

LIFE WITH MY SISTER MADONNA, by Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $26.) What she’s really like.
* on order *

ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.
Call #: 306.709 HAN

THE DARK SIDE, by Jane Mayer. (Doubleday, $27.50.) How the Bush administration embraced the practice of torture.
* on order *

STORI TELLING, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight, $24.95.) The actress’s memoir, from her Hollywood childhood through “Beverly Hills, 90210,” to her son’s birth.
Call #: BIO SPE

FLEECED, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper, $26.95.) Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists.
* on order *

WHAT HAPPENED, by Scott McClellan. (PublicAffairs, $27.95.) A former White House press secretary regrets that “I allowed myself to be deceived” by top officials.
* on order *

THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi. (Grand Central, $25.99.) An American writer works with an Italian journalist to learn the identity of a local killer. Call #: 364.152 PRE

THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD, by Fareed Zakaria. (Norton, $25.95.) The rise of China and India and the global distribution of power.
Call #: 303.49 ZAK

THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER, by Vincent Bugliosi. (Vanguard, $26.95.) The Manson prosecutor makes a case for trying the president for the deaths of 4,000 American soldiers in Iraq.
Call #: 793.931 BUG

AUDITION, by Barbara Walters. (Knopf, $29.95.) A personal and professional memoir.
Call #: BIO WAL

MY STROKE OF INSIGHT, by Jill Bolte Taylor. (Viking, $24.95.) A brain scientist shares what she learned from her 1996 stroke.
* on order *

ROME 1960, by David Maraniss. (Simon & Schuster, $26.95.) How the 1960 Olympic Games reflected their time.
* on order *

YANKEE FOR LIFE, by Bobby Murcer with Glen Waggoner. (Harper, $24.95.) Recalling a career as a player and broadcaster.
* on order *

I AM AMERICA (AND SO CAN YOU!), by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Allison Silverman et al. (Grand Central, $26.99.) The wit and wisdom of the mock pundit of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report.”
Call #: 791.457 COL


THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) After learning he has terminal cancer, a Carnegie Mellon professor shares his thoughts on the importance of “seizing every moment.”
Call #: 004.092 PAU

DECEPTIVELY DELICIOUS, by Jessica Seinfeld. (Collins/HarperCollins, $24.95.) Tips and recipes to fool children into eating right, from a mother of three (and the wife of Jerry Seinfeld). Call #: 641.597 SEI

THE WINNERS MANUAL, by Jim Tressel with Chris Fabry. (Tyndale, $24.99.) A guide to success from the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team.
* on order *

THE SECRET, by Rhond
a Byrne. (Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95.) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want. Call #: 158.1 BYR

GOODNIGHT BUSH, by Erich Origen and Gan Golan. (Little, Brown, $14.99.) A requiem for the Bush administration, based on the children’s book “Goodnight Moon.”
* on order *


THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $19.95.) Because life isn’t all about work.
Call #: 650.1 FER

WHEN MARKETS COLLIDE, by Mohamed A. El-Erian. (McGraw-Hill, $27.95.) Investing advice for a time of global economic change.
* on order *

FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow, $27.95.) A scholar uses economics to explore the incentives that drive such disparate groups, including crack gangs, sumo wrestlers, school teachers, campaign fund-raisers and real estate agents.
Call #: 330 LEV

THE DRUNKARD'S WALK, by Leonard Mlodinow. (Pantheon, $24.95.) How we misunderstand the significance of chance in our daily lives.
* on order *

Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. (Free Press, $27). How to identify and develop your talents and those of your employees.
Call #: 650.14 BUC

THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) Debt reduction and fiscal fitness for families, by the radio talk-show host.
Call #: 332.024 RAM

SWAY, by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman. (Doubleday, $21.95.) The deep-seated forces that influence behavior and cause people to make irrational choices.
* on order *

DEBT CURES "THEY" DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT, by Kevin Trudeau. (Equity, $25.95.) How the credit industry is rigged against you, and how to fight back by changing habits.
Call #: 332.024 TRU

THE ANSWER, by John Assaraf and Murray Smith. (Atria, $25.95.) Achieve your exact entrepreneurial aspirations.
* on order *

WOMEN AND MONEY, by Suze Orman. (Spiegel & Grau, $24.95.) Advice for overcoming one’s dysfunctional relationship with money, including a plan for getting finances on track.
Call #: 332.024 ORM

OUR ICEBERG IS MELTING, by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber. (St. Martin's, $19.95.) A fable about how to bring about change in a group, through the eyes of a penguin bearing bad news.
Call #: 658.406 KOT

THE BLACK SWAN, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. (Random House, $26.95.) A financial trader with an expertise in probability theory and statistics, debunks much about economic forecasting. Call #: 003.54 TAL

MADE TO STICK, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. (Random House, $24.95.) Principles that make some business ideas stickier (longer-lived) than others.
Call #: 302.13 HEA

PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL, by Dan Ariely. (Harper, $25.95.) An M.I.T. behavioral economist shows how emotions and social norms systematically
shape our behavior.
* on order *

WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON'T GET YOU THERE, by Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter. (Hyperion, $23.95.) How to beat bad habits that hinder success.
Call #: 650.1 GOL

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