Monday, August 10, 2009

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LISTS


Published: August 7, 2009

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FICTION HARDCOVER

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $25.95.) A Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.
Call #: F KIN

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

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

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

HOT PURSUIT, by Suzanne Brockmann. (Ballantine, $26.) Alyssa Locke, the team leader of the security agency Troubleshooters, Inc., is captured by a serial killer.

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

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

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 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

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

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


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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION, by Michelle Malkin. (Regnery, $27.95.) President Obama and his team of tax cheats, petty crooks, influence peddlers and Wall Street cronies.
Call#: 973.932 MAL

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

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

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

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

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.

THE WILDERNESS WARRIOR, by Douglas Brinkley. (Harper/HarperCollins, $34.99.) Theodore Roosevelt’s crusade for conservation.

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

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

MICHAEL JACKSON, by J. Randy Taraborrelli. (Grand Central, $18.99.) An updated version of a 1991 biography now covers Jackson’s last years and his death.

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

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

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

GAME PLAN FOR LIFE, by Joe Gibbs with Jerry B. Jenkins. (Tyndale House, $24.99.) A biblical playbook, from the former coach of the Washington Redskins.
Call #: 248.842 GIB

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

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