Monday, August 24, 2009

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LISTS



Published: Aug 21, 2009

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FICTION HARDCOVER

SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy. (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $29.95.) An unlikely group’s friendship from the ’60s to the ’80s, and from South Carolina to San Francisco; by the author of "The Prince of Tides."
Call #: F CON

SMASH CUT, by Sandra Brown. (Simon & Schuster, $26.99.) A publicity-seeking lawyer tries to get to the bottom of who murdered a wealthy executive.
Call #: F BRO

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

THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC, by Richard Russo. (Knopf, $25.95.) A long-married couple wrestle with their dissatisfactions during a Cape Cod weekend; by the author of “Empire Falls.”
Call #: F RUS

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

THE ELEVENTH VICTIM, by Nancy Grace. (Hyperion, $25.99.) A prosecutor turned therapist is drawn back to crime-fighting when her clients start getting murdered one by one. Call #: F GRA

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

THE MAGICIANS, by Lev Grossman. (Viking, $26.95.) After attending sorcery college, a young man lives the hedonist’s life in Manhattan, dealing with crises existential and otherwise.

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

INHERENT VICE, by Thomas Pynchon. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) A pothead private eye in Los Angeles, circa 1970
Call #: F PYN


BAD MOON RISING, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin’s, $24.99.) Book 18 of the Dark-Hunter paranormal series.
Call #: F KEN

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

BLINDMAN'S BLUFF, by Faye Kellerman. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $25.99.) Decker and Lazarus become embroiled in the case of a murdered shopping-mall magnate.
Call #: F KEL

INTERVENTION, by Robin Cook. (Putnam, $25.95.) A potentially explosive archaeological discovery reconnects a medical seeker, a biblical scholar and a New York bishop, long-ago college classmates.
Call #: F COO


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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

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

IN THE PRESIDENT’S SECRET SERVICE, by Ronald Kessler. (Crown, $26.) Agents and the presidents they protect.

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

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

THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA, 2008, by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson. (Viking, $29.95.) The election of 2008.

MY JOURNEY WITH FARRAH, by Alana Stewart. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $23.99.) Stewart’s 30-year friendship with Farrah Fawcett, through marriage, motherhood, faith and illness.

IN FED WE TRUST, by David Wessel. (Crown Business, $26.99.) How Ben Bernanke and his Federal Reserve colleagues worked to prevent another Great Depression.

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.

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

ZEITOUN, by Dave Eggers. (McSweeney’s, $24.) The travails of a Syrian-American man and his family after Hurricane Katrina.

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

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


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ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER


MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, VOL. 1, by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. (Knopf, $40.) A reissue of the book that started Julia Child’s career.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?, by Roger Connors and Tom Smith. (Portfolio, $26.95.) Principled methods of improving accountability in the workplace.

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

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