Hardcover

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fiction
1

WORST CASE (Little, Brown, $27.99)

By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. A serial killer targets the children of NYC's most affluent families.

2
2

THE HELP (Amy Einhorn, $24.95)

By Kathryn Stockett. A frank chronicle of the lives of several black maids working in a town in 1960s Miss.

30
3

THE LOST SYMBOL (Doubleday, $29.95)

By Dan Brown. Masonic lore figures prominently in this sequel to "The Da Vinci Code"; set in D.C.

22
4

BRAVA, VALENTINE (Harper, $25.99)

By Adriana Trigiani. Shoe designer Val Roncalli is in for some surprises in this "Very Valentine" sequel.

1
5

WINTER GARDEN (St. Martin's, $26.99)

By Kristin Hannah. A father's death drives two sisters' discovery of their Russian-born mother's scarred past.

2
6

POOR LITTLE BITCH GIRL (St. Martin's, $26.99)

By Jackie Collins. A spoiled heiress finds herself back in L.A. after her mom's murder. The suspect is her dad.

1
7

MIDNIGHT HOUSE (Putnam, $25.95)

By Alex Berenson. CIA agent John Wells is enlisted to stop an assassin targeting a disbanded secret unit.

1
8

FLIRT (Berkley, $23.95). By Laurell K. Hamilton

This 18th Anita Blake adventure finds a bereaved widower seeking to bring back his dead wife.

2
9

THE SWAN THIEVES (Little, Brown, $26.99)

By Elizabeth Kostova. A bizarre attack on a canvas in the National Gallery of Art opens this tale of obsession.

5
10

THE POSTMISTRESS (Amy Einhorn, $25.95)

By Sarah Blake. The specter of war in Europe draws together the lives of three different women in 1940.

1
Nonfiction/General
1

GAME CHANGE: OBAMA AND THE CLINTONS, MCCAIN

AND PALIN, AND THE RACE OF A LIFETIME

(Harper, $27.99). By John Heilemann & Mark Halperin

5
2

ON THE BRINK: INSIDE THE RACE TO STOP THE

COLLAPSE OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM

(Business Plus, $28.99). By Henry M. Paulson Jr.

2
3

THE POLITICIAN: AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF

JOHN EDWARDS'S PURSUIT OF THE PRESIDENCY . . .

(Thomas Dunne, $24.99). By Andrew Young

3
4

COMMITTED: A SKEPTIC MAKES PEACE WITH

MARRIAGE (Viking, $26.95). By Elizabeth Gilbert

Picking up where "Eat, Pray, Love" left off.

6
5

STAYING TRUE (Ballantine, $25)

By Jenny Sanford. A memoir by the (soon to be ex-) wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

1
6

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

(Crown, $26). By Rebecca Skloot. The shocking story of a stem cell theft in 1951 and the HeLa cell line.

2
7

THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT: EIGHT CENTURIES OF

FINANCIAL FOLLY (Princeton Univ., $35)

By Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff

1
8

THE HAPPINESS PROJECT (Harper, $25.99)

By Gretchen Rubin. What happened when a lawyer, writer and mom set out to improve her life in a year.

4
9

ENTERPRISE 2.0: NEW COLLABORATIVE TOOLS FOR

YOUR ORGANIZATION'S TOUGHEST CHALLENGES

(Harvard Business School, $29.95). By Andrew McAfee

1
10

MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING

(Knopf, $40). By Julia Child. The 40th anniversary edition of the book that shook up American cuisine.

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Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Feb. 14, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2010 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand column of numbers represents weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The bestseller lists in print alternate between hardcover and paperback.)


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