Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New York Times Best Seller Lists







Published: October 17, 2008


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FICTION HARDCOVER

THE LUCKY ONE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central, $24.99.) A marine returning home sets out to find the woman whose photo he found in Iraq.
Call #: F SPA

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 PIRATE KING, by R. A. Salvatore. (Wizards of the Coast, $27.95.) In Book 2 of the Transitions fantasy series, Drizzt returns to Luskan, a city dominated by dangerous pirates.

A MOST WANTED MAN, by John le Carré. (Scribner, $28.) Intelligence agencies involved in the war on terror converge in Hamburg when a young Muslim man with mysterious connections shows up.

ONE FIFTH AVENUE, by Candace Bushnell. (Hyperion, $25.95.) The worlds of gossip, theater and hedge funds have one address in common.
Call #: F BUS

HEAT LIGHTNING, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $26.95.) Virgil Flowers investigates murder cases linked by a lemon in the mouth of each victim.
Call #: F SAN

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

GRACE, by Richard Paul Evans. (Simon & Schuster, $19.95.) A runaway girl and the two boys who try to save her, from the author of “The Christmas Box” and “The Gift.” Call #: F EVA

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

THE GIVEN DAY, by Dennis Lehane. (William Morrow, $27.95.) A policman, a fugitive and their families persevere in the turbulence of Boston at the end of World War I.

TSAR, by Ted Bell. (Atria Books, $26.95.) The Kremlin has a brutal killer working for it in America.
Call #: F BEL

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

A CEDAR COVE CHRISTMAS, by Debbie Macomber. (Mira, $16.95.) A pregnant woman shows up in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve and goes into labor in a room above a stable.

HOT MAHOGANY, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam, $25.95.) A Stone Barrington mystery set amid the intrigues of the world of antiques and old and new money in New England.
Call #: F WOO

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


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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

THE SNOWBALL, by Alice Schroeder. (Bantam, $35.) The life of Warren Buffett.
Call #: BIO BUF

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

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.

A BOLD FRESH PIECE OF HUMANITY, by Bill O’Reilly. (Broadway, $26.) The Fox News commentator on his upbringing and career.

LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER, by Maya Angelou. (Random House, $25.) Reminiscences, appreciations and poems from the author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
Call #: BIO ANG

KILL BIN LADEN, by Dalton Fury. (St. Martin’s, $25.95.) The siege of Tora Bora by the elite counterterrorist unit Delta Force, by the senior ranking military officer at the battle.

THE WORDY SHIPMATES, by Sarah Vowell. (Riverhead, $25.95.) A contributing editor for public radio’s “This American Life” takes a fresh look at the Puritans and their journey to America.

TED, WHITE, AND BLUE, by Ted Nugent. (Regnery, $27.95.) A manifesto by the rock star, gun advocate and host of an Outdoor Channel hunting show celebrates “what so many Americans embrace as abundant truth, common sense and inescapable logic.”

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

PIECES OF MY HEART, by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman. (William Morrow, 25.95.) The movie star offers a memoir of his life, his marriages and his work.

THE GREEN-COLLAR ECONOMY, by Van Jones with Ariane Conrad. (HarperOne, $25.95.) How saving the environment will rescue the economy by cutting energy prices and creating jobs.

TRIED BY WAR, by James M. McPherson. (Penguin Press, $35.) Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief, from the author of “Battle Cry of Freedom.”

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

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


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ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER

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

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON?, by David Jeremiah. (Nelson, $22.99.) A pastor on what to expect and how to live based on 10 end-of-days prophecies in the Bible.

GIADA’S KITCHEN, by Giada De Laurentiis. (, $32.50.) A collection of 100 Italian recipes with a California twist.

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

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

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