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Los Angeles Times, Aug. 24, 2008

August 24, 2008

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

*--* Fiction weeks on list 1. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, 2 Brown: $22.99) Bella chooses immortality. 2. Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva (Putnam: $26.95) 3 Gabriel Allon is drawn to an arms dealer. 3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie 2 Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial: $22) A writer corresponds with islanders. 4. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: 5 $19.99) Bella weighs life and death. 5. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (Random 1 House: $26) Polygamy, explored. 6. Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais (Simon & 6 Schuster: $25.95) Elvis Cole must explain a man's death. 7. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: 14 $25.99) Aliens inhabit humans. 8. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's: 1 $24.95) A deity defends mankind. 9. The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie 11 (Random House: $26) A traveler's tale. 10. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer 2 (Hyperion: $17.99) Artemis travels back in time. *--*

*--* Nonfiction 1. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow 18 (Hyperion: $21.95) Terminal cancer as a call to life. 2. The Way of the World by Ron Suskind (Harper: $27.95) 1 America and moral authority. 3. The Dark Side by Jane Mayer (Doubleday: $27.50) White 4 House power-grab. 4. The Obama Nation by Jerome R. Corsi (Threshold: $28) 2 Why the senator shouldn't be president. 5. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris 11 (Little, Brown: $25.99) Musings on life and smoking. 6. sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling (Simon Spotlight: 9 $24.95) Tori tells all. 7. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words: $23.95) 85 Life's secrets, distilled. 8. Just Who Will You Be? by Maria Shriver (Hyperion: 12 $14.95) Ask who, not what. 9. Goodnight Bush by Erich Origen and Gan Golan (Little, 4 Brown: $14.99) A parody of "Goodnight Moon." 10. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea 15 Handler (Simon Spotlight: $24.95) Life, skewered. *--*

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