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LOS ANGELES TIMES / Feb. 8, 2009

February 08, 2009

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Fiction

*--* Fiction weeks on list 1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella 29 must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco: 28 $25.95) A mute dog breeder is banished by his uncle a la "Hamlet." 3. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) 26 The final book in the "Twilight" saga finds Bella choosing immortality. 4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney 2 (Amulet Books: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up. 5. Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell (Harper: $27.99) A 1 commoner, a king and a nation's army fight a medieval battle immortalized in Shakespeare's "Henry V." 6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by 26 Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial Press: $22) A writer corresponds with islanders after German occupation. 7. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) 25 Aliens take over the minds of humans. 8. On the Grind by Stephen J. Cannell (St. Martin's: 1 $25.95) A disgraced cop is forced to take a job in the most corrupt police department in California. 9. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's : $27.95) A 4 bounty hunter tracks a killer lurking in the woods of New Jersey. 10. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee (Viking: $25.95) A 2 tale of romance in Hong Kong along with a World War II plot line revealing a lover's past. *--*

*--* Nonfiction 1. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $27.99) 11 An exploration of the background of high achievers. 2. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow 39 (Hyperion: $21.95) A professor's terminal cancer inspires a call to seize life's moments. 3. American Lion by Jon Meacham (Random House: $30) 9 Andrew Jackson's path to the White House. 4. Goodnight Bush by Erich Origen and Gan Golan (Little, 25 Brown: $14.99) A parody of the children's classic "Goodnight Moon." 5. A. Lincoln by Ronald C. White Jr. (Random House: $35) 1 A biography of the 16th president including analysis of his principal speeches and writings. 6. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (Simon & 5 Schuster: $21) The actress and writer's humorous confession to alcoholism, drug addiction and mental breakdowns. 7. Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central: 18 $19.99) The impact that a cat named Dewey Readmore Books had on an Iowa library and its patrons. 8. President Obama edited by Adi Ignatius (Time: $19.95) 2 A chronicle of the path of the president from Hawaii to Indonesia to the White House. 9. Guilty by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum: $27.95) The 3 political commentator accuses liberals of always playing the victim. 10. Force of Nature by Laird Hamilton (Rodale Books: 4 $27.95) A peek inside the life of the big-wave surfer. *--*

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

2. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink ($13.95)

3. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates ($14.95)

4. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

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Nonfiction

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

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

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

4. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin ($21)

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

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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