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*--* -- Fiction Weeks -- -- On list 1. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin’s 2 Press: $27.95) Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum faces a stalker, a kidnapper and an old robbery. 2. The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie (Random 5 House: $26) A traveler arrives at the Mughal emperor’s court with a beguiling tale. 3. Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, 3 Brown: $27.99) A widow takes her children on a sailing vacation that goes desperately wrong. 4. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) 8 Alien invaders take over the minds of humans. 5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 23 (Riverhead: $24.95) A sci-fi-loving nerd and his immigrant family are haunted by the past. 6. Netherland by Joseph O’Neill (Pantheon: $23.95) An 2 equities analyst’s life is upended after Sept. 11, when his wife and son flee New York for London. 7. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf: $25) 13 U.S.-born children and their Bengal-born parents straddle cultures. 8. The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow (Knopf: $23.95) A 4 surfing private eye trying to unravel an insurance scam tangles with thugs in San Diego’s Pacific Beach. 9. The Last Oracle by James Rollins (William Morrow: 1 $26.95) The Sigma Force battles scientists who may have bioengineered the end of humanity. 10. Nothing to Lose by Lee Child (Delacorte: $27) A sect 4 plans to hasten the end times in Colorado. *--*

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*--* 1. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (Little, 5 Brown: $25.99) Musings on life and smoking. 2. What Happened by Scott McClellan (PublicAffairs: $27.95) The 5 former Bush press secretary says the administration deceived the public about Iraq. 3. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow 12 (Hyperion: $21.95) A professor with terminal cancer urges us to seize life’s moments. 4. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler 9 (Simon Spotlight: $24.95) The talk-show host skewers dating, family and work. 5. All for a Few Perfect Waves by David Rensin 4 (HarperEntertainment: $25.95) The life of legendary surfer Miki Dora. 6. The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent 4 Bugliosi (Vanguard: $26.95) The case against the president for the murder of U.S. troops in Iraq. 7. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words: $23.95) Life’s 79 secrets, distilled. 8. Fleeced by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Harper: $26.95) 1 How the average American is being sold out by interests foreign and domestic. 9. My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor (Viking: $24.95) A 3 brain scientist’s stroke and recovery. 10. Audition by Barbara Walters (Knopf: $29.95) The pioneering 8 newswoman recalls her life and career. *--*

Fiction

1. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson ($14)

2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ($13.95)

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3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

4. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon ($15.95)

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

Nonfiction

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1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

($15)

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

3. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama ($14.95)

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4. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle ($14)

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

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.


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