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Los Angeles Times bestsellers for August 9, 2009


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

2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)

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

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

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

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

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

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


9. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

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


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

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

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

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

5. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell ($15.99)

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

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

8. How Fiction Works by James Wood ($14)

9. The Power of Nowby Eckhart Tolle ($14)

10. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali ($15)

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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