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October 26, 2008



*--* Fiction weeks on list 1. A Most Wanted Man by John le Carre (Scribner: $28) 1 Turkish Muslims in Germany take in a homeless man, setting off a chain of events involving intelligence agencies from three countries. 2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco: 14 $25.95) A mute dog breeder is banished by his uncle a la "Hamlet." 3. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell (Voice: $25.95) The 3 lives of NYC's rich and famous come together under the roof of this landmark building. 4. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (Knopf: $27.50) Eragon, 4 along with his dragon Saphira, must unite the rebel forces to defeat King Galbatorix. 5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by 11 Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial Press: $22) A writer corresponds with islanders after German occupation. 6. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella 14 must choose between her lover and a friend, life and death. 7. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) 11 The final book in the Twilight saga finds Bella choosing immortality. 8. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central: $24.99) 2 An ex-Marine searches for an unknown woman in a photograph. 9. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone: $25.95) 4 A historical tale of the years in captivity of Mary, Queen of Scots. 10. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf: 4 $24.95) A journalist explores the cold-case disappearance of a Swedish teen heiress. *--*

*--* Nonfiction 1. The Snowball by Alice Schroeder (Bantam: $35) A 2 memoir recounting the life and times of investor Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha." 2. Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, 6 Straus & Giroux: $27.95) Solutions to overpopulation and the global-warming crisis. 3. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow 26 (Random House: $21.95) A professor's terminal cancer inspires a call to seize life's moments. 4. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (Riverhead: 1 $25.95) A profile of the Puritans who fought the original battle between church and state. 5. Pieces of My Heart by Robert J. Wagner and Scott 3 Eyman (HarperEntertainment: $25.95) A memoir of the actor's five decades in show business. 6. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O'Reilly 3 (Broadway: $26) A memoir of the Fox News commentator. 7. Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central: 3 $19.99) The impact a cat, named Dewey Readmore Books, had on an Iowa library and its patrons. 8. Goodnight Bush by Erich Origen and Gan Golan (Little, 13 Brown: $14.99) A parody of the children's classic "Goodnight Moon." 9. The Limits of Power by Andrew Bacevich (Metropolitan: 5 $24) How a return to traditional principles will solve America's economic, military and political troubles. 10. Breakthrough by Suzanne Somers (Crown: $25.95) Advice 4 on healthy living and the newest treatments for longevity. *--*

1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

2. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99)

3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz ($14)

4. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

5. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd ($15)


1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15)

2. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle ($14)

3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ($15)

4. The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein ($16)

5. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman ($14.95)

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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