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Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Oct. 11, 2009


1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)

2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)

3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15)

4. Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan


5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ($14)

6. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger($14.95)

7. The Associate by John Grisham ($9.99)

8. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

9. Push by Sapphire ($13)

10. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski ($16.99)


1. My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme ($15)

2. Julie & Julia by Julie Powell ($14.99)

3. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher ($13.99)

4. The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd Edition by the College Board ($21.99)

5. The Family by Jeff Sharlet ($15.99)

6. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls ($15)

7. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max ($15.95)

8. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15)

9. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner


10. Night by Elie Wiesel ($9.95)

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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