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BESTSELLERS | LOS ANGELES TIMES LIST FOR APRIL 2, 2006

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April 02, 2006

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction 1 The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin: $14) A woman confronts her long-dormant desires.

2 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (Random House: $13.95) Two women in 19th century China.

3 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Vintage: $14) Reunited boarding-school graduates explore their shared past.

4 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Picador: $14) An ailing minister explains his life and beliefs to his young son.

5 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead: $14) A writer returns to Kabul to rescue the son of a childhood friend.

6 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Penguin: $15) A quest for the truth about a Spanish novelist.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday April 09, 2006 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 49 words Type of Material: Correction
'Blink' publisher: In the bestsellers list in the April 2 Book Review section, the publisher of "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell was listed as Little, Brown. In fact, the edition is a British import, published by Penguin Books Ltd. Back Bay Books will publish the American paperback edition in December.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday April 16, 2006 Home Edition Book Review Part R Page 10 Features Desk 1 inches; 45 words Type of Material: Correction
'Blink' publisher: In the April 2 paperback bestsellers list, the publisher of "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell was listed as Little, Brown. In fact, the edition is a British import, published by Penguin Books Ltd. Back Bay Books will publish the American paperback edition in December.

7 The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (Hyperion: $12) A repairman considers his life.

8 Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton (Jove: $7.99) Vampire hunter Anita Blake must bring a deceased witness back to life.

9 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Scribner: $12.95) A portrait of Jazz Age decadence and excess.

10 Rage by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine: $7.99) Alex Delaware seeks the killer of a recently released parolee.

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*--* SO. CAL. RATING Nonfiction 1 Night by Elie Wiesel (Hill & Wang: $9) A teenager's harrowing year spent in four concentration camps.

2 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay: $14.95) How fads, trends and ideas behave like viruses in a society.

3 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Vintage: $14) The writer's masterful account of a Kansas family's brutal murder.

4 Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter (TechPress/Warner: $16.95) Fiscal parenting.

5 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Scribner: $14) A memoir of breaking away from dysfunctional parents.

6 Collapse by Jared Diamond (Penguin: $17) Why the Maya, the Anasazi and other societies died out.

7 A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (Anchor: $14.95) A tarnished memoir of addiction and 12-step treatment.

8 Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins (Plume: $15) How the U.S. pressures poor countries.

9 Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $14.95) Considering the power and perception of the human mind.

10 Su Doku for Dummies by Andrew Heron and Edmund James (Wiley: $9.99) Puzzle-solving hints and 240 puzzles.

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