Los Angeles Times bestsellers for March 29, 2009

Fiction weeks on list
1.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.2
5.The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) Aliens take over the minds of humans. 31
6.Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster: $24) The lives of two married British journalists and a Nigerian teenager collide. 3
7.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.9
8.The Believers by Zoë Heller (Harper: $25.99) Uncovered secrets force a family's members to reexamine their lives, ideologies, religion and one another.1
9.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.4
13. 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. 4
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.6
5.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. 46
6.The Lost City of Z by David Grann (Doubleday: $27.50) British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett's quest to find an ancient Amazonian society.3
7.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. 7
8.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. 6
9.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. 12
11.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.25
12.Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange (Spiegel & Grau: $24.95) The actor, comedian and Howard Stern sidekick shares his life stories. 11
13.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. 4
14.Breakthrough by Suzanne Somers (Crown: $25.95) Advice on healthy living and the newest treatments for longevity. 9
15.Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick with Francis Wilkinson (Broadway Business: $24.95) A marketing guru shares her strategies.2