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Los Angeles Times bestsellers for March 29, 2009

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Fiction weeks on list1.Corsair by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul (Putnam: $27.95) The CIA sends pirate Juan Cabrillo to search for a missing U.S. official en route to Libya.1 2.The Associate by John Grisham (Doubleday: $27.95) A law school grad's dark secret is used to blackmail him into stealing files from a N.Y. law firm, putting his life in danger.7 3.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial Press: $22) A writer corresponds with islanders after German occupation.33 4.Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (Atria: $27.95) A family is thrown into turmoil when they sue over their daughter's medical condition.25.The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) Aliens take over the minds of humans. 316.Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster: $24) The lives of two married British journalists and a Nigerian teenager collide. 37.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up.98.The Believers by Zoë Heller (Harper: $25.99) Uncovered secrets force a family's members to reexamine their lives, ideologies, religion and one another.19.Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 36 10.Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) The final book in the "Twilight" saga finds Bella choosing immortality.33 11.The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf: $24.95) A journalist explores the cold-case disappearance of a Swedish teen heiress. 10 12.Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy (Knopf: $26.95) A visiting doctor becomes entrenched in the lives of the staff at a community clinic in Dublin.413. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (Knopf: $26.95) A twin brother's journey from revolution in Ethiopia to a New York City hospital.1 14.Pain Killers by Jerry Stahl (HarperCollins: $24.99) An ex-cop and addict goes undercover in a California prison in search of Josef Mengele.1 15.Run for Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown: $27.99) A killer called "The Teacher" is offing the elite in NYC. 4Nonfiction 1.Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $27.99) An exploration of the background of high achievers.18 2.Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey ( Amistad: $23.99) The talk-show host lets women inside the mind-set of a man.7 3.House of Cards by William D. Cohan (Doubleday: $27.95) A narrative chronicling the fall of Bear Stearns and the following calamity on Wall Street.1 4.The Inaugural Address 2009 by Barack Obama (Penguin: $12) A keepsake edition commemorating the inauguration of the 44th president with the words of Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson.65.The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion: $21.95) A professor's terminal cancer inspires a call to seize life's moments. 466.The Lost City of Z by David Grann (Doubleday: $27.50) British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett's quest to find an ancient Amazonian society.37.The Yankee Years by Joe Torre (Doubleday: $26.95) Behind the scenes of what it really took to try to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. 78.The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman (W.W. Norton: $24.95) A look to the past for the causes of the credit crisis. 69.The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words: $23.95) Life's secrets, distilled. 102 10.American Lion by Jon Meacham (Random House: $30) Andrew Jackson's path to the White House. 1211.Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central: $19.99) The impact that a cat named Dewey Readmore Books had on an Iowa library and its patrons.2512.Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange (Spiegel & Grau: $24.95) The actor, comedian and Howard Stern sidekick shares his life stories. 1113.Angels & Ages by Adam Gopnik (Knopf: $24.95) A search for the men behind the myths, Lincoln and Darwin, both born on the same day. 414.Breakthrough by Suzanne Somers (Crown: $25.95) Advice on healthy living and the newest treatments for longevity. 915.Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick with Francis Wilkinson (Broadway Business: $24.95) A marketing guru shares her strategies.2

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