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January 03, 2010

Fiction weeks on list1.The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb (W.W. Norton & Co.: $24.95) Graphic depictions from all 50 chapters of the first book of the Bible. 4 2.Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro (Knopf: $25.95) The short story master explores women and their relationships in 10 new stories. 5 3.The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. 30 4.Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel ( Henry Holt: $27) The rise of Henry VIII's advisor Thomas Cromwell.85.U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton (Putnam: $27.95) PI Kinsey Millhone investigates the 20-year-old case of the mysterious disappearance of a 4-year-old girl.36.The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper: $26.99) A writer's escapades encompassing 1930s Mexican artist communities and Cold War America. 77.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $13.95) Greg desires to spend summer vacation indoors despite his mother's wishes for outdoor family fun.118.The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. 159.Too Much Money by Dominick Dunne (Crown: $29) A high-society journalist attempts to uncover the truth in the suspicious death of a billionaire.1 10.Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton (Harper: $27.99) A swashbuckling pirate and his crew attempt to commandeer a Spanish ship carrying a golden treasure.4Nonfiction 1.What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $27.99) A collection of the author's writings of everyday and extraordinary people. 9 2.Open by Andre Agassi (Knopf: $28.95) The tennis star's memoir and personal odyssey of a lost childhood, drug use and comebacks.7 3.Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson (Viking: $26.95) The author's continued struggle to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan in this sequel to "Three Cups of Tea."3 4.McSweeney's 33: San Francisco Panorama by Dave Eggers et al. (McSweeney's: $16) A Sunday-edition sized newspaper filled with current news, sports, arts and comics.15.Going Rogue by Sarah Palin (HarperCollins: $28.99) A memoir of the 2008 vice presidential nominee and former Alaska governor.56.Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (Hyperion: $23.99) Albom's observations of a rabbi and a pastor on an eight-year journey of faith. 137.Lit by Mary Karr (Harper: $25.99) The author's descent into alcoholism and recovery. 58.SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (William Morrow: $29.99) More funny, informative facts and questions to ponder. 109.Comeback 2.0 by Lance Armstrong (Simon & Schuster: $27.99) A journal of the seven-time Tour de France winner's comeback season.1 10.Guinness World Records 2010 by Guinness World Records (Guinness: $28.95) Bizarre and unfathomable feats from the first decade of the 21st century. 5

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