Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New York Times Best Seller Lists











Published: October 31, 2008


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FICTION HARDCOVER

EXTREME MEASURES, by Vince Flynn. (Atria, $27.95.) Mitch Rapp teams up with a C.I.A. colleague to fight a terrorist cell — and the politicians who would rein them in.
Call #: F FLY

THE BRASS VERDICT, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown, $26.) Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller (the Lincoln lawyer) team up to find a killer.
Call #: F CON

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

BONES, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine, $27.) The psychologist-detective Alex Delaware is called in when women’s bodies keep turning up in a Los Angeles marsh.
Call #: F KEL

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

ROUGH WEATHER, by Robert B. Parker. (Putnam, $26.95.) The Boston private eye Spenser gets involved when a gunman kidnaps the bride from her wedding on a private island.
Call #: F PAR

A LION AMONG MEN, by Gregory Maguire. (Morrow, $26.95.) A looming civil war in Oz, seen through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion; the sequel to “Wicked” and “Son of a Witch.”
Call #: F MAG

TESTIMONY, by Anita Shreve. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) A sex scandal at a Vermont prep school is caught on tape.
Call #: F SHR

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.

DARK SUMMER, by Iris Johansen. (St. Martin’s, $26.95.) A veterinarian cares for an injured dog with an amazing secret.

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

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

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

MILLENNIUM FALCON, by James Luceno. (Del Rey, $26.) Jacen Solo’s daughter, Allana, discovers a curious device aboard her grandfather Han’s beloved spacecraft; a “Star Wars” book.

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (Dial, $22.) A journalist meets the island’s old Nazi resisters.
Call #: F SHA


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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE, by James Patterson and Hal Friedman. (Little, Brown, $26.99.) A family’s struggle to get treatment for their son’s Tourette’s syndrome.
Call #: BIO FRI

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

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.

MY STROKE OF INSIGHT, by Jill Bolte Taylor. (Viking, $24.95.) A brain scientist shares what she learned from her 1996 stroke.
Call #: BIO TAY

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

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

HERE’S THE STORY, by Maureen McCormick. (Morrow, $25.95.) The life of the actress who played Marcia Brady.

MULTIPLE BLESSINGS, by Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson. (Zondervan, $19.) A couple with twins has sextuplets.

THE LONGEST TRIP HOME, by John Grogan. (Morrow, $25.95.) A memoir of growing up Catholic, by the author of “Marley & Me.”
Call #: BIO GRO

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

THE WAY I AM, by Eminem with Sacha Jenkins. (Dutton, $40.) How the rapper sees the world, with 250 photographs.

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

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.”

BEYOND BELIEF, by Josh Hamilton with Tim Keown. (FaithWords, $23.99.) The baseball player’s spiritual redemption and recovery from drug addiction.


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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

MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL, by Martha Stewart with Sarah Carey. Photographs by Marcus Nilsson and Ditte Isager. (Clarkson Potter, $45.) How to roast, broil, braise, stew, sauté, poach and more.

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

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


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BUSINESS 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

WHO, by Geoff Smart and Randy Street. (Ballantine, $24.) How to attract and hire the right people for your business.

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

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

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

A SENSE OF URGENCY, by John P. Kotter. (Harvard Business Press, $22.) A professor and leadership expert on how to elicit an earnest.

BAD MONEY, by Kevin Phillips. (Viking, $25.95.) How the financial sector has hijacked the American economy, aided by Washington’s ruinous faith in the efficiency of markets.
Call #: 330.973 PHI

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.

THE NEW PARADIGM FOR FINANCIAL MARKETS, by George Soros. (PublicAffairs, $22.95.) The financier analyzes the origins and implications of the credit crisis, and offers a new way of thinking about how markets really work.

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 WORLD IS CURVED, by David M. Smick. (Portfolio, $26.95.) Prudent advice for Wall Street and Main Street while operating in today’s turbulent global financial market.

TRIBES, by Seth Godin. (Portfolio, $19.95.) By way of the internet, leadership roles are now accessible to anyone using the principles of “tribes.”

THE FIRST BILLION IS THE HARDEST, by T. Boone Pickens. (Crown Business, $26.95.) An account of Pickens’s career and his views about energy policy.

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

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