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Fiction Weeks on list1.The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco: $25.95) A mute dog breeder is banished by his uncle à la "Hamlet." 12 2.Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (Knopf : $27.50) Eragon, along with his dragon Saphira, must unite the rebel forces to defeat King Galbatorix.2 3.Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, life and death. 12 4.One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell (Voice: $25.95) The lives of NYC's rich and famous come together under the roof of this landmark building.15.Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) The final book in the Twilight saga finds Bella choosing immortality.96.The Given Day by Dennis Lehane (William Morrow: $27.95) Two Boston families struggle with political and social unrest after WWI.17.The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone: $25.95) A historical tale of the years in captivity of Mary, Queen of Scots.28.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. 99.The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf : $24.95) A journalist explores the cold-case disappearance of a Swedish teen heiress.2 10.Indignation by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin: $26) The son of a kosher butcher from New Jersey experiences college life in the early 1950s.2 11.The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central: $25.99) The connection between the creation of Superman and the biblical story of Cain and Abel. 4 12.Anathem by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow: $29.95) A world in crisis brings together a scholarly community with a corrupted "saecular" society.3 13.Heat Lightning by John Sandford (Putnam: $26.95) Virgil Flowers investigates a series of torture murders involving Vietnam vets.1 14.Tsar by Ted Bell (Atria: $26.95) Alex Hawke fights the leaders of a new and invigorated Russia and falls in love with his nemesis' daughter.1 15.American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (Random House: $26) A fictional portrait of an American first lady loosely based on Laura Bush.4Nonfiction 1.Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $27.95) Solutions to overpopulation and the global-warming crisis.4 2.Pieces of My Heart by Robert J. Wagner and Scott Eyman (HarperEntertainment: $25.95) A memoir of the actor's five decades in show business.1 3.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. 24 4.Goodnight Bush by Erich Origen and Gan Golan (Little, Brown: $14.99) A parody of the children's classic "Goodnight Moon." 115.Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central: $19.99) The impact a cat, named Dewey Readmore Books, had on an Iowa library and its patrons.16.A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway: $26) A memoir of the Fox News commentator.17.The Limits of Power by Andrew Bacevich (Metropolitan: $24) A retired Army colonel believes a return to traditional principles will solve America's economic, military and political troubles. 38.Breakthrough by Suzanne Somers (Crown: $25.95) Advice on the newest treatments for longevity and healthy living.39.Angler by Barton Gellman (Penguin Press : $27.95) A look at how Dick Cheney redefined the role of the vice presidency.2 10.Green Goes With Everything by Sloan Barnett (Atria: $19.95) An environmental call-to-arms aimed at greening different areas of your life.1 11.The War Within by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster: $32) In his fourth book about the Bush presidency, Woodward reveals the dangers of unwarranted secrecy during the Iraq war.4 12.When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $25.99) Musings on life and smoking.18 13.The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss (Crown: $19.95) A manifesto for the mobile lifestyle and living life on your own terms. 12 14.The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words: $23.95) Life's secrets, distilled from oral tradition, literature, religion and philosophy. 92 15.Left in Dark Times by Bernard-Henri Lévy (Random House: $25) The author argues that in order for a new political and moral vision to evolve, we must confront the "new barbarism."1

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