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Fiction weeks on list1.The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: $26.99) A luckless attorney defends a studio executive accused of offing his wife and her lover.4 2.The Gate House by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central: $27.99) A man and his ex-wife attempt to reconcile years after her affair with a mob boss.2 3.Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) The final book in the Twilight saga finds Bella choosing immortality.14 4.A Most Wanted Man by John le Carré (Scribner: $28) Turkish Muslims in Germany take in a homeless man who turns out to be a terrorist. 45.Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 176.The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco: $25.95) A mute dog breeder is banished by his uncle à la "Hamlet." 177.Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn (Atria: $27.95) CIA operative Mitch Rapp attempts to foil a terrorist plot on American soil while in Afghanistan.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. 149.Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (Knopf: $27.50) Eragon, along with his dragon Saphira, must unite the rebel forces to defeat King Galbatorix.7 10.The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike (Knopf: $24.95) After years of traveling and remarriage, the witches return to where the mischief began.111.Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh (Little, Brown: $26.99) Two cops are ensnared in a divorce. 912.Bones by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine: $27) L.A. psychologist Alex Delaware investigates the murder of four women found in a nature sanctuary.113.The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone: $25.95) A historical tale of the years in captivity of Mary, Queen of Scots.714.The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central: $24.99) A former Marine searches for an unknown woman in a photograph.515.The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) Alien invaders take over the minds of humans. 19Nonfiction 1.Goodnight Bush by Erich Origen and Gan Golan (Little, Brown: $14.99) A parody of the children's classic "Goodnight Moon." 16 2.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. 29 3.Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $27.95) Solutions to overpopulation and the global-warming crisis.9 4.Tried by War by James M. McPherson (Penguin Press: $35) An analysis of President Lincoln's role as commander in chief.15.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.66.The Snowball by Alice Schroeder (Bantam: $35) The life and times of investor Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha."57.When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $25.99) Musings on life and smoking. 218.A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway: $26) The Fox News commentator explores his childhood and its relevance on his life.69.The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell ( Riverhead: $25.95) A profile of the Puritans who fought the early battle between church and state. 3 10.My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor (Penguin: $24.95) A brain scientist shares her journey of recovery and insight from loss of brain function.811.Things the Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett (Thomas Dunne: $23.95) The Eels frontman shares his tragedy-filled life.112.Don't Mind If I Do by George Hamilton (Touchstone: $26) The man with the perennial tan reflects on Hollywood.213. John Lennon by Philip Norman (Ecco: $34.95) The author of the Beatles biography "Shout!" chronicles the life of the legendary singer and songwriter.114.The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss (Crown: $19.95) Living life on your own terms. 1415.Fleeced by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Harper: $26.95) How the average American is being sold out. 7

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