Monday, September 29, 2008

New York Times Best Seller Lists

Published: September 28, 2008


THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A mute takes refuge with three dogs in the Wisconsin woods after his father’s death.
Call #: F WRO

THE OTHER QUEEN, by Philippa Gregory. (, $25.95.) The story of Mary, Queen of Scots, in captivity under Queen Elizabeth.
Call #: F GRE

FAEFEVER, by Karen Marie Moning. (Delacorte, $25.95.) MacKayla is caught in the middle as the faes battle it out in Dublin; the third part of the Fever series.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $24.95.) A hacker and a journalist help a wealthy octogenarian investigate his niece’s disappearance 40 years ago; the first part of a trilogy by the late Swedish journalist.
Call #: F LAR

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (Dial, $22.) A journalist meets with residents of the island of Guernsey who resisted the Nazi occupation.
Call #: F SHA

THE BOOK OF LIES, by Brad Meltzer. (Grand Central, $25.99.) The murder of the father of Superman’s creator, Jerry Siegel, is linked to the biblical story of Cain and Abel. Call #: F MEL

THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
Call #: F MEY

ANATHEM, by Neal Stephenson. (William Morrow, $29.95.) An order of cloistered mathematicians and scientists must save their Earth-like planet when catastrophe threatens.
Call #: F STE

AMERICAN WIFE, by Curtis Sittenfeld. (Random House, $26.) A pretty librarian marries the alcoholic son of a wealthy political family who somehow becomes president.
Call #: F SIT

INDIGNATION, by Philip Roth. (Houghton Mifflin, $26.) A Newark, N.J., college student in the Korean War era breaks with his parents and goes to a school in the Midwest. Call #: F ROT

PAUL OF DUNE, by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. (Doherty, $27.95.) The story of Paul Muad’Dib and his jihad that took place between Frank Herbert’s novels “Dune” and “Dune Messiah.”

ORDER 66, by Karen Traviss. (Del Rey, $27.) The Republic’s clone forces fight against treacherous odds; a “Star Wars” novel.

DARK CURSE, by Christine Feehan. (Berkley, $24.95.) A Carpathian novel

DEVIL BONES, by Kathy Reichs. (Scribner, $25.95.) Temperance Brennan, the forensic anthropologist, must identify two victims of voodoo and devil worship.
Call #: F REI

THE KEEPSAKE, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine,, $26.) A killer who mummifies his victims is on the loose in Boston.
Call #: F GER


HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95.) How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist. Call #: 363.7 FRI

THE WAR WITHIN, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster, $32.) White House debates over the Iraq war, 2006-8.

THE LIMITS OF POWER, by Andrew Bacevich. (Metropolitan/Holt, $24.) A retired Army colonel argues that Americans themselves are responsible for the country’s woes.
Call #: 320.973 BAC

ANGLER, by Barton Gellman. (Penguin, $27.95.) Dick Cheney’s actions as vice president are explored by the Washington Post reporter.

THROUGH THE STORM, by Lynne Spears with Lorilee Craker. (Nelson, 24.99.) Britney Spears’s mother gives her perspective on her family’s perils.
Call #: 920 SPE

STORI TELLING, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) The actress’s memoir.
Call #: BIO SPE

BOYS WILL BE BOYS, by Jeff Pearlman. (Harper, $25.95.) A chronicle of the Super Bowl-winning Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s.
Call #: 796.332 PEA

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 FOREVER WAR, by Dexter Filkins. (Knopf, $25.) A distillation of his work in Iraq and Afghanistan by the New York Times correspondent.

FLEECED, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper, $26.95.) Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists.
Call #: 320.973 MOR

WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) The humorist’s latest essays.
Call #: 814.54 SED

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

DEWEY, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. (Grand Central, $19.99.) The kitten left freezing in the returned-book slot of an Iowa public library, and his rise to fame.

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

ACEDIA AND ME, by Kathleen Norris. (Riverhead, $25.95.) Personal experience with a malady related to depression.


THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on “seizing every moment” from Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon professor who died of pancreatic cancer at age 47.
Call #: 004.092 PAU

BREAKTHROUGH, by Suzanne Somers. (Crown, $25.95.) Eight steps to wellness: advice on hormone therapy from Somers and a group of doctors.

THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne. (Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95.) The law of attraction as the key to getting what you want.
Call #: 158.01 BYR

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2009, edited by Craig Glenday. (Guinness, $28.95.) Tallest, fastest, youngest, most.

REAL LIFE, by Phil McGraw. (Free Press, $26.99.) Preparing yourself for seven different kinds of life crisis, from bereavement to existential angst.
Call #: 158 MCG

Published: September 12, 2008

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

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

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

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

FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow, $27.95.) Explores the incentives that drive groups, including school teachers, campaign fund-raisers and real estate agents.
Call #: 330 LEV

WHEN MARKETS COLLIDE, by Mohamed A. El-Erian. (McGraw-Hill, $27.95.) Investing advice for a time of global economic change.
Call #: 381.101 EL-

YES!, by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin and Robert B. Cialdini. (Free Press, $25.) The one word that can get people to say “yes” and 49 other ways to improve your powers of persuasion.

SIX DISCIPLINES EXECUTION REVOLUTION, by Gary Harpst. (Six Disciplines Publishing, $12.95.) Strategies for small and midsize businesses.

KILLING SACRED COWS, by Garrett B. Gunderson with Stephen Palmer. (Greenleaf, $21.95 .) Debunking myths about money and saving for retirement.

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

AHEAD OF THE CURVE, by Philip Delves Broughton. (Penguin Press, $25.95.) An account of the author’s two years at Har­vard Business School.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR BUSINESS FAILURE, by Donald R. Keough. (Portfolio, $24.95.) A former president of the Coca-Cola Company uses reverse psychology to dispense busi­ness advice.

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

THE LITTLE BOOK THAT SAVES YOUR ASSETS, by David M. Darst. (Wiley, $19.95.) Learn what the rich have always known “correct asset allocation”.

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