Monday, March 16, 2009

New York Times Best Seller Lists







Published: March 13, 2009
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FICTION HARDCOVER

HANDLE WITH CARE, by Jodi Picoult. (Atria, $27.95.) A woman whose daughter has a dangerous birth defect must decide whether to sue her obstetrician, an old friend.
Call #: F PIC

THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $27.95.) An idealistic law-school graduate is forced to take a job at a large, brutalizing law firm.
Call #: F GRI

PROMISES IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Putnam, $26.95.) Lt. Eve Dallas investigates a colleague’s murder; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
Call #: F ROB

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A detective raising 10 children alone must stop a killer who has targeted New York’s rich and powerful.
Call #: F PAT

ONE DAY AT A TIME, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A mother and her two daughters in a Hollywood family find very different kinds of love.
Call #: F STE

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

NIGHT AND DAY, by Robert B. Parker. (Putnam, $25.95.) Jesse Stone, the police chief of Paradise, Mass., must catch a voyeur who forces women to strip at gunpoint.
Call #: F BIN

HEART AND SOUL, by Maeve Binchy. (Knopf, $26.95.) A doctor establishes a heart clinic in a Dublin neighborhood.
Call #: F BIN

WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE, by Kim Harrison. (Eos/William Morrow, $25.99.) A witch who is also a bounty hunter avenges her lover’s murder; Book 7 of the Hollows series.

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

TERMINAL FREEZE, by Lincoln Child. (Doubleday, $24.95.) Scientists discover an ancient creature frozen in an Arctic cave and thaw it despite the villagers’ warnings.
Call #: F CHI

STORM FROM THE SHADOWS, by David Weber. (Baen, $27.) Star Kingdom faces an interstellar conspiracy.

PATHS OF GLORY, by Jeffrey Archer. (St. Martin’s, $27.95.) Did George Mallory, who died climbing Mt. Everest in 1924, reach the summit?
Call #: F ARC

FOOL, by Christopher Moore. (Morrow, $26.99.) King Lear’s fool tries to set things right in this comic, bawdy version.
Call #: F MOO

DON'T LOOK TWICE, by Andrew Gross. (William Morrow, $25.99.) The investigation of a drive-by shooting in Greenwich, Conn., reveals widespread corruption.
Call #: F GRO



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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

THE YANKEE YEARS, by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci. (Doubleday, $26.95.) The former Yankee manager (1996-2007) on his years with the team.
Call#: BIO TOR

OUT OF CAPTIVITY, by Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, Tom Howes and Gary Brozek. (William Morrow, $26.99.) Three contractors escape from Colombian guerrillas.

THE LOST CITY OF Z, by David Grann. (Doubleday, $27.50.) A New Yorker writer searches for a British explorer who disappeared 80 years ago in the Amazon.

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

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

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

JESUS, INTERRUPTED, by Bart D. Ehrman. (HarperOne, $25.99.) What scholars have discovered about what the New Testament teaches.

OBAMA, with an introduction by Bill Keller and biographical text by Jill Abramson. (Callaway, $40.) The journey to the White House, with commentary, photographs and graphics from members of the New York Times staff.

HOW WE DECIDE, by Jonah Lehrer. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25.) Learning more about how we think can help us make better decisions.

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

THE GAMBLE, by Thomas E. Ricks. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) The Iraq war from 2006 to 2008, based on interviews with top officers, from the author of “Fiasco.”

A SLOBBERING LOVE AFFAIR, by Bernard Goldberg. (Regnery, $25.95.) The mainstream media’s partisan support for Obama, from a Fox News media analyst.

MELTDOWN, by Thomas E. Woods Jr. (Regnery, $27.95.) A free-market look at the stock-market collapse and an argument against the bailout.

INAUGURAL ADDRESS 2009, by Barack Obama. (Penguin, $12.) Obama’s Inaugural Address as well as two by Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address and an Emerson essay.



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ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER

ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN, by Steve Harvey. (Amistad/HarperCollins, $23.99.) Relationship tips from the comedian and host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.”
Call #: 646.77 HAR

THE POWER OF SOUL, by Zhi Gang Sha. (Atria, $26.) Applying the soul’s power for healing, the prevention of illness, rejuvenation and enlightenment.
Call #: 204.4 SHA

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 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

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



Published: February 27, 2009
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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 .
Call #: 302 GLA

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.
Call #: 330.973 DEN

THE BIG RICH, by Bryan Burrough. (Penguin Press, $29.95.) The four wealthiest Texas oil families across several generations.
Call #: 920 BUR

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

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, 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 2008 Nobel l Prize winner in Economics revises his earlier work from 1999 to reflect current economic crisis.
Call #: 330.9 KRU

MELTDOWN, by Thomas E. Woods Jr. (Regnery, $27.95.) A free-market look at the stock-market collapse and an argument against the bailout.

HOW WE DECIDE, by Jonah Lehrer. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25.) Neuroscience reveals that the best decisions are a blend of feeling and reason, and learning more about how we think can help us make better decisions.

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

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

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

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

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

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