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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Paperback

Fiction

1 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Vintage, $14.95). By Stieg Larsson. First book in the late Swede's "Millennium Trilogy"; basis of the film. 87
2 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. 48
3 CUTTING FOR STONE (Vintage, $15.95) By Abraham Verghese. Medicine, political upheaval and Africa woven into a sweeping saga. 21
4 WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (Algonquin, $14.95) By Sara Gruen. An orphan discovers love when he joins a circus during the Great Depression.72
5 DREAMS OF A DARK WARRIOR (Pocket, $7.99) By Kresley Cole. Through reincarnation, Aidan the Fierce aims to reunite with his lost love.1
6 THE POSTMISTRESS (Berkley, $15) By Sarah Blake. The specter of war in Europe draws together the lives of three different women in 1940.3
7 SWIMSUIT (Grand Central, $9.99) By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. A supermodel vanishes from a shoot in Hawaii.7
8 DELIVER US FROM EVIL (Vision, $9.99) By David Baldacci. Covert op Shaw returns to thwart a Ukrainian trading in nuclear arms and slavery. 8
9 LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14) By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. 51
10 WINTER GARDEN (St. Martin's, $14.99) By Kristin Hannah. A father's death drives two sisters' discovery of their Russian-born mother's scarred past.6

Nonfiction/General

1 INSIDE OF A DOG: WHAT DOGS SEE, SMELL, AND KNOW (Scribner, $16). By Alexandra Horowitz A psychology professor hits the dog park.18
2 THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE (Norton, $15.95). By Michael Lewis The murky world of financial derivatives. 3
3 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: A LITTLE BOY'S ASTOUNDING STORY OF HIS TRIP TO HEAVEN AND BACK (Thomas Nelson, $16.99). By Todd Burpo6
4 THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. 58
5 WHAT THE DOG SAW (Back Bay, $16.99) By Malcolm Gladwell. A collection of quirky essays that were previously published in the New Yorker.10
6 THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS (Northfield, $14.99) By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. 9
7 COMMITTED: A LOVE STORY (Penguin, $16) By Elizabeth Gilbert. Picking up where "Eat, Pray, Love" left off; an exploration of marriage.3
8 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING (Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular guide. 13
9 JUST KIDS (Ecco, $16). By Patti Smith The singer-songwriter reflects on her romance and enduring friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe.11
10THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN'S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE (Penguin, $16) By Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin187

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Feb. 20, 2011. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2011 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; the complete list can be found online.)


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