Monday, November 17, 2008

New York Times Best Seller Lists
































Published: November 14, 2008


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FICTION HARDCOVER

DIVINE JUSTICE, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.) Members of Washington’s Camel Club rally to save their leader, who is hiding out in the town of Divine, Va.
Call #: F BAL

SALVATION IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Putnam, $25.95.) Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a priest who was not who he seemed; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

SWALLOWING DARKNESS, by Laurell K. Hamilton. (Ballantine, $26.) In the seventh Meredith Gentry paranormal romance, Meredith is pregnant with twins by one of her guards; their birth will enable her to claim her place as queen of faerie, but enemies plot against her.

THE GATE HOUSE, by Nelson DeMille. (Grand Central, $27.99.) In a sequel to “The Gold Coast” (1990) a tax attorney and his ex-wife explore a reconciliation.
Call #: F DEM

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 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

MIDNIGHT, by Sister Souljah. (Atria, $26.95.) A boy from Sudan struggles to protect his mother and sister and remain true to his Islamic principles in a Brooklyn housing project.

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 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

A GOOD WOMAN, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $27.) An American society girl who made a new life as a doctor in World War I France returns to New York.
Call #: F STE

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

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

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

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


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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

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

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

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

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

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 AMERICAN JOURNEY OF BARACK OBAMA, by the editors of Life magazine. (Little, Brown, $24.99.) Photographs and essays, starting with Obama’s birth in Hawaii.

DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, by Barack Obama. (Crown, $25.95.) The president-elect on life as the son of a black African father and a white American mother.
Call #: BIO OBA

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

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

THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, by Barack Obama. (Crown, $25.) The president-elect asks Americans to move beyond political divisions.
Call #: 973.049 OBA

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

I HATE YOUR GUTS, by Jim Norton. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous essays, mostly about people Norton dislikes.

JOHN LENNON, by Philip Norman. (Ecco, $34.95.) Life in the Beatles and beyond, from the author of “Shout!”

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


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ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER

BAREFOOT CONTESSA BACK TO BASICS, by Ina Garten. (Clarkson Potter, $35.) Cooking techniques and nearly 100 new recipes for elegant meals.

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

FLAT BELLY DIET!, by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass. (Rodale, $25.95.) Nutrition advice and workout tips from the editors of Prevention magazine.

THE PURPOSE OF CHRISTMAS, by Rick Warren. (Howard Books, $17.99.) Reclaiming the holiday as a time for celebration, salvation and reconciliation.
Call #: 263.915 WAR

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

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