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LOS ANGELES TIMES Feb. 1, 2009

Bestsellers

February 01, 2009

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Fiction

*--* Fiction weeks on list 1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) In 28 the third installment of the "Twilight" saga, Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) 25 The final book in the "Twilight" series finds Bella choosing immortality as a vampire. 3. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press: 3 $27.95) A bounty hunter tracks a killer lurking in the woods of New Jersey. 4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by 25 Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial Press: $22) A writer corresponds with islanders after German occupation. 5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco: 27 $25.95) A mute dog breeder is banished by his uncle in this twist on "Hamlet." 6. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (Children's 6 High Level Group: $12.99) A collection of five fairy tales inspired by the "Harry Potter" series. 7. Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam: $27.95) Forensic 6 pathologist Kay Scarpetta travels to New York to examine a psychiatric patient at Bellevue. 8. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) A 24 woman refuses to give in to alien invaders who take over the minds, but not the bodies, of humans. 9. A Mercy by Toni Morrison (Knopf: $23.95) A slave girl is 9 sold by her mother in late-1600s America to give her a better life. 10. Black Ops by W.E.B. Griffin (Putnam: $26.95) A task 3 force agent tracks down terrorists who murdered an American diplomat in Buenos Aires. *--*

*--* Nonfiction 1. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $27.99) 10 An exploration of the background of high achievers. 2. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow 38 (Hyperion: $21.95) A professor's terminal cancer inspires a call to seize life's moments. 3. Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central: 17 $19.99) The impact that a cat named Dewey Readmore Books had on an Iowa library and its patrons. 4. Guilty by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum: $27.95) The 2 political commentator accuses liberals of always playing the victim. 5. American Lion by Jon Meacham (Random House: $30) A 8 look at the path that Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, took to get to the White House. 6. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (Simon & 4 Schuster: $21) The actress and writer's humorous confession to alcoholism, drug addiction and mental breakdowns. 7. Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange (Spiegel & Grau: 9 $24.95) The actor, comedian and Howard Stern sidekick shares his life stories. 8. Why We Suck by Denis Leary (Viking: $26.95) The 5 comedian's biting commentary on the state of the world. 9. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words: $23.95) 94 Life's secrets, distilled. 10. American Prince by Tony Curtis with Peter Golenbock 1 (Harmony: $25.95) A memoir of the actor's life and loves during Hollywood's golden age. *--*

1. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates ($14.95)

2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

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

4. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney ($12.95)

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Nonfiction

1. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama ($14.95)

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

3. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama ($7.99)

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

5. Marley & Me by John Grogan ($13.95)

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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