Monday, February 02, 2009

New York Times Best Seller Lists


























Published: January 30, 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

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

AGINCOURT, by Bernard Cornwell. (Harper, $27.99.) An English archer with a complicated past joins Henry V at the famous battle against the French in 1415.

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

MOUNTING FEARS, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam, $25.95.) In the weeks before an election, a president must deal with crises ranging fom loose nukes in Pakistan to the reappearance of a rogue C.I.A. agent to a threatened sex scandal.
Call #: F WOO

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

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

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

THE PIANO TEACHER, by Janice Y. K. Lee. (Viking, $25.95.) An Englishwoman in 1950s Hong Kong discovers devastating secrets from the years of the Japanese occupation.
Call #: F LEE

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

BEAT THE REAPER, by Josh Bazell. (Little, Brown, $24.99.) A former hit man for the mob who has become a doctor is threatened when a gangster patient recognizes him

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

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



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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.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

THE BREAKTHROUGH, by Gwen Ifill. (Doubleday, $24.95.) The PBS correspondent describes the rise of a younger generation of black political leaders who are the beneficiaries of the civil rights movement — including President Obama.
Call #: 973.932 IFI

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

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



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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’S AGE GOT TO DO WITH IT?, by Robin McGraw. (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) Advice for women on staying healthy and happy, from the wife of the talk-show host Dr. Phil McGraw.

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 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

HIGH VOLTAGE TATTOO, by Kat Von D. (Collins Design/HarperCollins, $29.95.) A chronicle of tattoo culture, by the star of “LA Ink” on the Learning Channel.



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BUSINESS 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

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 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 ASCENT OF MONEY, by Niall Ferguson. (Penguin Press, $29.95.) A financial history of the world, stressing the link between politics and economics.
Call #: 332.042 FER

THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS AND THE CRISIS OF 2008, by Paul Krugman. (Norton, $24.95.) The recipient of the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics revises his earlier work from 1999 to reflect current economic crisis.

THE GREAT DEPRESSION AHEAD, by Harry S. Dent Jr. (Free Press, $27.) A financial prognosticator anticipates further market crashes and an extended downturn, but sees a way for savvy investors to prosper.

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

STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. (Gallup, $24.95.) Three keys to being a more effective leader.

THE MOTLEY FOOL MILLION DOLLAR PORTFOLIO, by David and Tom Gardner. (Collins Business, $26.99.) The authors of “The Motley Fool Investment Guide” offer financial advice on building and maintaining an individual portfolio.
Call #: 332.632 GAR

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

NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS, by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. (Free Press, $30.) How to identify and develop your talents and those of your employees.
Call #: 650.14 BUC

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

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

PANIC, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) Author of “Moneyball” chronicles modern day market crashes, from 1987 up to 2008.

TALENT IS OVERRATED, by Geoff Colvin. (Portfolio, 25.95.) The myth that “greatness” is derived from innate talent is debunked.

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