Tuesday, August 04, 2009

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LISTS







Published: July 30, 2009

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FICTION HARDCOVER

THE DEFECTOR, by Daniel Silva. (Putnam, $26.95.) When a Russian defector who once saved his life disappears, Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, attempts to rescue him.
Call #: F SIL

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

TWENTIES GIRL, by Sophie Kinsella. (Dial, $26.) A young woman is haunted by the spirit of her great-aunt, who wants her to find a missing necklace.
Call #: F KIN

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

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

FIRE AND ICE, by J. A. Jance. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $25.99.) The Seattle investigator J.  P. Beaumont finds that his pursuit of a murderer leads him into the territory of Joanna Brady, an Arizona sheriff.
Call #: F JAN

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

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

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

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

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 ANGEL’S GAME, by Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n. (Doubleday, $26.95.) A Barcelona writer accepts a sinister commission.
Call #: F RUI

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

A COLOSSAL FAILURE OF COMMON SENSE, by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson. (Crown Business, $27.) The inside story of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, from a former vice president of the firm.
Call#: 332.66 MCD

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.

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

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

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.

ROCKET MEN, by Craig Nelson. (Viking, $27.95.) The Apollo 11 mission and the first moon landing.

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

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


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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

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 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 BYR

GOT FIGHT?, by Forrest Griffin with Erich Krauss. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $23.99.) Advice and lore from Griffin, the mixed martial arts expert.


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

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

HOW THE MIGHTY FALL, by Jim Collins. (Jim Collins/Harper­Collins, $23.99.) Companies fail in stages, and their decline can be detected and reversed.

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

SHOP CLASS AS SOULCRAFT,by Matthew B. Crawford. (Penguin Press, $25.95.) A philosopher and mechanic argues for the satisfactions and challenges of manual work.
Call #: 331 CRA

FREE, by Chris Anderson. (Hyperion, $26.99.) How businesses can profit by giving things away.

A COLOSSAL FAILURE OF COMMON SENSE, by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson. (Crown Business, $27.) The inside story of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, from a former vice president of the firm
Call#: 332.66 MCD

AND THEN THE ROOF CAVED IN, by David Faber. (Wiley, $26.95.) A CNBC reporter traces the roots of the economic col­lapse.
Call #: 332.632 FAB

POWER AMBITION GLORY, by Steve Forbes and John Prevas. (Crown Business, $26.) An analogy between ancient world leaders and today’s business leaders.

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

HOUSE OF CARDS, by William D. Cohan. (Doubleday, $27.95.) The fall of Bear Stearns and the beginning of the Wall Street collapse.
Call #: 302.66 COH

FOOL'S GOLD, by Gillian Tett. (Free Press, $26.) How the mar­ket in credit derivatives was perverted by greed, arrogance and delusion, by a Financial Times journalist.
Call #: 332.66 TET

WHO’S GOT YOUR BACK, by Keith Ferrazzi. (Broadway, $25.) Achieving goals by building close relationships with a small circle of trusted individuals.

THE HOUSING BOOM AND BUST, by Thomas Sowell. (Basic, $24.95.) An explanation of the economics and politics of the housing boom and its collapse.

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