Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New York Times Best Seller Lists

Published: August 31, 2008
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FICTION HARDCOVER

SMOKE SCREEN, by Sandra Brown. (Simon & Schuster, $26.95.) Scandalous deaths thwart the investigation of a fatal fire at police headquarters in Charleston, S.C.
Call #: F BRO

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

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

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.
Call #: F WRO

THE MERCEDES COFFIN, by Faye Kellerman. (Morrow, $25.95.) Decker and Lazarus investigate cases of murder victims found in Mercedes-Benz trunks.
Call #: F KEL

OFF SEASON, by Anne Rivers Siddons. (Grand Central, $24.95.) A widow returns to her hometown in Maine to regather the strands of her life.
Call #: F SID

THE LACE READER, by Brunonia Barry. (Morrow, $24.95.) Secrets of a family of Salem women who foresee the future.
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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 19TH WIFE, by David Ebershoff. (Random House, $26.) A tale of Mormon outcasts past and present: a wife of Brigham Young and a son of a murdered polygamist.
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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 ASSASSIN, by Stephen Coonts. (St. Martin’s) A top Qaeda terrorist pursues the Western leaders who are trying to defeat him.
Call #: F COO

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

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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.”
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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.
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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

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.
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FLEECED, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper, $26.95.) Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists.
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THE DARK SIDE, by Jane Mayer. (Doubleday, $27.50.) How the Bush administration embraced the practice of torture.
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THE LIMITS OF POWER, by Andrew Bacevich. (Metropolitan/Holt, $24.) A retired Army colonel argues that American citizens are ultimately responsible for the country’s military and economic woes.
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TRAFFIC, by Tom Vanderbilt. (Knopf, $24.95.) Why we drive the way we do.
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THE WRECKING CREW, by Thomas Frank. (Metropolitan/­Holt, $25.) The deliberate mismanagement of Republican rule.
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THE NIGHT OF THE GUN, by David Carr. (Simon & Schuster, $26.) A New York Times media columnist and culture reporter recounts his former life as a crack addict, cokehead and alcoholic, and how he got back on track.
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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 *

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


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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

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

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

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


Published: August 3, 2008
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BUSINESS HARDCOVER

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

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

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

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

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

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

SIX DISCIPLINES EXECUTION REVOLUTION, by Gary Harpst. (Six Disciplines Publishing, $12.95.) Strategies for small and midsize businesses.
* 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 SMARTEST 401(K)* BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ, by Daniel R. Solin. (Perigee, $19.95.) How to avoid the pitfalls of investing for retirement.
* on order *

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

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

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

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 *

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 *

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