Tuesday, July 28, 2009

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LISTS











Published: July 24, 2009

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FICTION HARDCOVER

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, $26.99.) Childhood friends, estranged in high school, reunite years later when the popular one needs the mousy one’s help.
Call #: F WEI

SWIMSUIT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A former cop, now a reporter for The Los Angeles Times, investigates the disappearance of a supermodel from a Hawaii hotel.
Call #: F PAT

BLACK HILLS, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $26.95.) A wildlife biologist and an ex-cop, childhood sweethearts, reunite to pursue a serial killer.
Call #: F ROB

FINGER LICKIN’ FIFTEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin’s, $27.95.) The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum hunts a celebrity chef’s killer.
Call #: F EVA

THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s ­Mississippi.
Call #: F STO

RAIN GODS, by James Lee Burke. (Simon & Schuster, $25.99.) A Texas sheriff investigates a mass murder of illegal aliens and tries to find the young Iraq war veteran who may have been involved — before the F.B.I. can.
Call #: F BUR

THE DOOMSDAY KEY, by James Rollins. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Sigma Force operatives attempt to solve an ancient mystery that has deadly consequences.
Call #: F ROL

THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL, by Greg Iles. (Scribner, $26.99.) The mayor of Natchez, Miss., pursues a killer who opposes his attempt to clean up riverboat gambling.
Call #: F ILE

THE APOSTLE, by Brad Thor. (Atria, $26.99.) Scot Harvath, a Homeland Security superagent, is asked to free an Al Qaeda mastermind from a Pakistani prison as part of a ransom deal.
Call #: F THO

GUARDIAN OF LIES, by Steve Martini. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $26.99.) The lawyer Paul Madriani unravels a mystery involving gold coins, the C.I.A., and a weapon forgotten since the Cuban missile crisis.
Call #: F MAR

THE CASTAWAYS, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown, $24.99.) A Nantucket couple drowns, raising questions and precipitating conflicts among their group of friends.
Call #: F HIL

DEAD AND GONE, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $25.95.) Sookie Stackhouse searches for the killer of a werepanther.
Call #: F HAR

SHANGHAI GIRLS, by Lisa See. (Random House, $25.) Two Chinese sisters in the 1930s are sold as wives to men from California, and leave their war-torn country to join them.
Call #: F SEE

UNDONE, by Karin Slaughter. (Delacorte, $26.) Dr. Sara Linton works with agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to stop a killer who tortures his victims.

RETURN TO SULLIVANS ISLAND, by Dorothea Benton Frank. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $25.99.) A young woman returns to her family’s home South Carolina and wrestles with tragedy and betrayal in the company of her appealing relatives.
Call #: F FRA


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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

UNMASKED, by Ian Halperin. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $25.) Michael Jackson’s final years.

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

LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions, $25.) A conservative manifesto from a talk-show host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation.
Call#: 320.52 LEV

CATASTROPHE, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper/HarperCollins, $26.99.) Stopping President Obama before he transforms America into a socialist state and destroys the health care system.
Call#: 330.973 MOR

THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES, by Ben Mezrich. ( Doubleday, $25.) How two Harvard undergraduates created Facebook.
Call#: 006.7 MEZ

HORSE SOLDIERS, by Doug Stanton. (Scribner, $28.) A small group of Special Forces soldiers fought the Taliban on horseback shortly after 9/11.
Call#: 958.104 STA

THE END OF OVEREATING, by David A. Kessler. (Rodale, $25.95.) How eating sugar, fat and salt affects our minds and bodies and encourages overindulgence.

BOBBY AND JACKIE, by C. David Heymann. (Atria, $26.) The connection between Bobby and Jackie Kennedy.
Call#: 973.922 HEY

THE BECKHAM EXPERIMENT, by Grant Wahl. (Crown, $24.99.) David Beckham’s attempt to transform soccer into a popular sport in America.

MOMMYWOOD, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $25.) Humorous stories about Hollywood motherhood.
Call#: BIO SPE

TEARS IN THE DARKNESS, by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) The Bataan death march and its aftermath.

THE GIRLS FROM AMES, by Jeffrey Zaslow. (Gotham, $26.) An enduring friendship among a group of Midwestern women.
Call#: 920 ZAS

BORN TO RUN, by Christopher McDougall. (Knopf, $24.95.) Secrets of distance running from a Mexican Indian tribe.

MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION, by Buzz Aldrin with Ken Abraham. (Harmony, $27.) A first-person account of the first lunar landing and a description of personal challenges back on Earth, by the former astronaut.
Call#: BIO ALD

THE EVOLUTION OF GOD, by Robert Wright. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) How Western religions have become more tolerant over time, creating a worldview that has room for both science and the divine.


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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 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

MASTER YOUR METABOLISM, by Jillian Michaels with Mariska van Aalst. (Crown, $26.) A plan for removing toxins and rebalancing hormones to lose weight, by a trainer and coach from “The Biggest Loser” on NBC.
Call #: 613.25 MIC

THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne. (Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95.) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.
Call #: 158 BYR

EXCUSES BEGONE!, by Wayne W. Dyer. (Hay House, $24.95.) How to throw out old excuses and embrace new ways of thinking to achieve happiness.

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