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Los Angeles Times bestsellers for the week of August 2, 2009.


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

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

3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)

4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith ($12.95)

5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling ($14.99)

6. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99)

7. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

8. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein


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

10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)


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

2. Glenn Beck's Common Sense by Glenn Beck ($11.99)

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

4. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris ($15.99)

5. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell ($15.99)

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

7. My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor ($15)

8. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell ($14.99)

9. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle ($14)

10. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ($15)

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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