Thursday, August 21, 2008

New York Times Best Seller Lists




Published: August 24, 2008
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FICTION HARDCOVER

ACHERON, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin’s, $24.95.) Book 12 of the Dark-Hunter paranormal series.
Call #: F KEN

THE BOURNE SANCTION, by Eric Van Lustbader. (Grand Central, $25.99.) Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne pursues the leader of a Muslim terrorist group.
Call #: F LUS

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (Dial, $22.) After World War II, a journalist travels to the island of Guernsey to meet residents who resisted the Nazi occupation.
* on order *

MOSCOW RULES, by Daniel Silva. (Putnam, $26.95.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, uncovers a Russian arms sales plot.
* on order *

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 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 *

THE LACE READER, by Brunonia Barry. (Morrow, $24.95.) Secrets of a family of Salem women who foresee the future.
* on order *

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

FOREIGN BODY, by Robin Cook. (Putnam, $25.95.) A medical student investigates a rising number of deaths among medical tourists at foreign hospitals.
Call #: F COO

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 *

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

THE ASSASSIN, by Stephen Coonts. (St. Martin’s) A top Qaeda terrorist pursues the Western leaders who are trying to defeat him.
* on order *

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 GARGOYLE, by Andrew Davidson. (Doubleday, $25.95.) A hideously burned man is cared for by a sculptress who claims they were lovers seven centuries ago.
* 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


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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

THE OBAMA NATION, by Jerome R. Corsi. (Threshold, $28.) The Democratic candidate as an extreme leftist, from the co-author of “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.”
* 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

THE WAY OF THE WORLD, by Ron Suskind. (Harper, 27.95.) How the Bush administration ignored evidence about Iraq in its rush to war.
* 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

THE CASE AGAINST BARACK OBAMA, by David Freddoso. (Regnery, $27.95.) The Democratic candidate as a calculating extreme leftist.
* 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 *

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

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

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 #: 973.931 BUG

THE WRECKING CREW, by Thomas Frank. (Metropolitan/­Holt, $25.) The deliberate mismanagement of Republican rule
* on order *

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


HAVANA NOCTURNE, by T. J. English. (Morrow, $27.95.) Tales of the pre-Castro days when American gangsters, led by Meyer Lansky, controlled Cuba’s casinos, hotels and nightclubs, creating an exuberant night life.
* on order *

WAITER RANT, by the Waiter. (Ecco, $24.95.) An anonymous New York waiter with a popular blog describes customers’ outrageous behavior.
* 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


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ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER



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

YOU: STAYING YOUNG, by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz et al. (Free Press, $26.) The principles of longevity and how to combat aging’s effects.
Call #: 613.2 OZ

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

JUST WHO WILL YOU BE?, by Maria Shriver. (Hyperion, $14.95.) Shriver’s message: “What you do in your life isn’t what matters. It’s who you are.”
Call #: 170 44 SHR

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

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