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Fiction
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FANTASY IN DEATH (Putnam, $26.95)

By J.D. Robb. A computer gaming tycoon, found dead in a locked room, is Lt. Eve Dallas's latest case.

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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.

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3

BIG GIRL (Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel

The eldest daughter of a tony L.A. family has it all--save for a perfect body and her parents' approval.

1
4

WORST CASE (Little, Brown, $27.99)

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

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5

SPLIT IMAGE (Putnam, $25.95)

By Robert B. Parker. Murder thrusts Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall together once more in Paradise, Mass.

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BLACK MAGIC SANCTION (Eos, $25.99)

By Kim Harrison. Rachel Morgan is accused of dabbling in dark magic and faces life in prison. Or worse.

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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.

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8

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.

4
9

THE MAN FROM BEIJING (Knopf, $25.95)

By Henning Mankell. A massacre in Sweden is linked to China, slavery and the opening of the American West.

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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.

3
Nonfiction/General
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GAME CHANGE: OBAMA AND THE CLINTONS, MCCAIN

AND PALIN, AND THE RACE OF A LIFETIME

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

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2

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.

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3

SWITCH: HOW TO CHANGE THINGS WHEN CHANGE

IS HARD (Broadway Business, $26)

By Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Anecdotal examples.

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4

THE BUSINESS OF HAPPINESS: 6 SECRETS TO

EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS IN WORK AND LIFE

(Regnery, $27.95). By Ted Leonsis with John Buckley

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5

ON THE BRINK: INSIDE THE RACE TO STOP THE

COLLAPSE OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM

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

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6

THE POLITICIAN: AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF

JOHN EDWARDS'S PURSUIT OF THE PRESIDENCY . . .

(Thomas Dunne, $24.99). By Andrew Young

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7

THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM:

A LEADERSHIP FABLE (Jossey-Bass, $24.95)

By Patrick M. Lencioni. Help for group dynamics.

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8

MAKING TOAST: A FAMILY STORY (Ecco, $21.99)

By Roger Rosenblatt. Domesticity as a salve in coping with the loss of a daughter and helping her family.

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9

COMMITTED: A SKEPTIC MAKES PEACE WITH

MARRIAGE (Viking, $26.95). By Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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10

YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK: USE THE NEW BODY

LANGUAGE TO GET WHAT YOU WANT!

(Crown, $25). By Janine Driver with Mariska van Aalst

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Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Feb. 28, 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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