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Los Angeles Times, Sept. 14, 2008

September 14, 2008

*--* Fiction weeks on list 1. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) 5 The final book in the Twilight saga finds Bella choosing immortality as a vampire. 2. Silks by Dick Francis and Felix Francis (Putnam: $25.95) 1 A lawyer defends a fellow jockey accused of murdering one of their own at a London racetrack. 3. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella 8 must choose between her lover and a friend, life and death. 4. Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs (Scribner: $25.95) A 1 forensic anthropologist encounters voodoo and devil worship in her quest to identify two teenage victims. 5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco: 9 $25.95) A mute dog breeder is banished by his uncle in this twist on "Hamlet." 6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by 5 Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial Press: $22) A writer's correspondence with an island's inhabitants in the aftermath of German occupation. 7. The Little Book by Selden Edwards (Dutton: $25.95) An 2 exiled banking heir time travels from 1980s San Francisco to late 18th century Vienna. 8. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) 17 Alien invaders take over the minds of humans. 9. Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva (Putnam: $26.95) The death 6 of a journalist leads Gabriel Allon to a Russian arms dealer. 10. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion: 3 $17.99) Artemis must travel back in time to find a cure for his dying mother. *--*

*--* Nonfiction 1. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow 21 (Hyperion: $21.95) A professor's terminal cancer inspires a call to seize life's moments. 2. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris 14 (Little, Brown: $25.99) Musings on life and smoking. 3. Goodnight Bush by Erich Origen and Gan Golan (Little, 7 Brown: $14.99) A parody of the children's classic "Goodnight Moon." 4. sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling (Simon Spotlight: 12 $24.95) The old-school "90210" star tells all. 5. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words: $23.95) 88 Life's secrets, distilled from oral tradition, literature, religion and philosophy. 6. The Obama Nation by Jerome R. Corsi (Threshold 5 Editions: $28) The reasons against an Obama presidency and why he should be defeated. 7. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss (Crown: 10 $19.95) A manifesto for the mobile lifestyle and living life on your own terms. 8. Mother on Fire by Sandra Tsing Loh (Crown: $23) A 3 humorist's look at the state of schools, society and parenting in dysfunctional L.A. 9. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea 18 Handler (Simon Spotlight Entertainment: $24.95) The talk-show host skewers dating, family and work. 10. i before e (except after c) by Judy Parkinson 2 (Reader's Digest: $14.95) All those rhymes and mnemonics that help us remember things. *--*

*--* Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores. *--*

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