Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New York Times Best Seller Lists


Published: January 23, 2009



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FICTION HARDCOVER

PLUM SPOOKY, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin’s, $27.95.) The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum hunts an evil genius and his sidekick, who are hiding in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.
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

BLACK OPS, by W. E.B. Griffin. (Putnam, $26.95.) An Army officer and special presidential agent is targeted for death — but by whom?
Call #: F GRI

SCARPETTA, by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam, $27.95.) The forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta takes an assignment in New York City.
Call #: F COR

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

CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Alex Cross chases the leader of a lethal teenage gang.
Call #: F PAT

FIRE AND ICE, by Julie Garwood. (Ballantine, $26.) A reporter and her F.B.I. bodyguard uncover a conspiracy in Alaska.
Call #: F GAR

THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED, by Wally Lamb. (Harper, $29.95.) A man reconstructs five generations of family history and secrets from a cache of old diaries and letters.
Call #: F LAM

ECLIPSE, by Richard North Patterson. (Holt, $26.) A San Francisco lawyer agrees to defend a Nigerian reformer whose wife he loved in college.
Call #: F PAT

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

FROM DEAD TO WORSE, by Charlaine Harris. (ACE, $24.95.) Following a deadly explosion at a vampire summit, the cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse faces danger.
Call #: F HAR

RUNNING HOT, by Jayne Ann Krentz. (Putnam, $25.95.) Two members of the Arcane Society, dedicated to paranormal research, encounter a group of criminal sensitives.
Call #: F KRE

A MERCY, by Toni Morrison. (Knopf, $23.95.) In 17th-century America, a slave mother urges a Northern farmer to buy her daughter so that she can have a better life.
Call #: F MOR

THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Jason Wright. (Threshold Editions, $19.99.) A boy learns from his disappointment with his mother’s gift.
Call #: F BEC

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



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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent — from the author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point.”
Call #: 302 GLA

GUILTY, by Ann Coulter. (Crown Forum, $27.95.) The columnist argues that liberals victimize everyone else by pretending to be victims themselves.
Call #: 320.513 COU

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.
Call #: 636.809 MYR

TOO FAT TO FISH, by Artie Lange with Anthony Bozza. (Spiegel & Grau, $24.95.) Humorous memories from the comedian, a member of the cast of “The Howard Stern Show.”
Call #: BIO LAN

AMERICAN LION, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, $30.) Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, in the White House, by the editor of Newsweek.
Call #: BIO JAC

WHY WE SUCK, by Denis Leary. (Viking, $26.95.) Sardonic essays from the actor and comedian, currently the co-creator and star of the TV series “Rescue Me.”
Call #: 814.54 LEA

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.
Call #: BIO OBA

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

THE ASCENT OF MONEY, by Niall Ferguson. (Penguin Press, $29.95.) A financial history of the world.
Call #: 332.042 FER

MULTIPLE BLESSINGS, by Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson. (Zondervan, $19.) A couple has sextuplets.
Call #: 306.874 GOS

WISHFUL DRINKING, by Carrie Fisher. (Simon & Schuster, $21.) A memoir based on Fisher’s one-woman show.
Call #: BIO FIS

THE INHERITANCE, by David E. Sanger. (Harmony, $26.95.) The foreign policy challenges that George Bush left for President Obama, by a New York Times correspondent.

THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS AND THE CRISIS OF 2008, by Paul Krugman. (Norton, $24.95.) This updated edition of a 1999 book by the Nobel Prize-winning economist discusses the origins of the current financial crisis and how it can be contained.

ANIMALS MAKE US HUMAN, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26.) Being attentive to animals’ emotions, positive and negative, can help them have a better life.



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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

THE POWER OF SOUL, by Zhi Gang Sha. (Atria, $26.) Applying the soul’s power for healing, the prevention of illness, rejuvenation and enlightenment.

FLAT BELLY DIET!, by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass. (Rodale, $25.95.) Nutrition advice and workout tips from the editors of Prevention magazine.
Call #: 613.25 FLA

THE ULTRAMIND SOLUTION, by Mark Hyman. (Scribner, $27.50.) How to pinpoint underlying biological problems to improve brain performance and allay depression, anxiety and more.

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

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