|1||THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER(Penguin, $14). By Kim Edwards. A doctor regrets deceiving his wife about their twins' birth.||32|
|2||THE TEMPLAR LEGACY (Ballantine, $7.99) |
By Steve Berry. An ex-Justice agent spars with a lethal Templar order seeking a lost archive.
|3||THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS(Grove, $14) |
By Kiran Desai. A judge's retirement is disrupted by political unrest in his Himalayan village.
|4||IRISH DREAMS (Silhouette, $7.99) |
By Nora Roberts. Romance novellas of the Emerald Isle: "Irish Rebel" and "Sullivan's Woman."
|5||LABYRINTH (Berkley, $15). By Kate Mosse |
The lives of two women living 800 years apart are linked by a peculiar stone ring and the Holy Grail.
|6||THE DREAM-HUNTER (St. Martin's, $7.99) |
By Sherrilyn Kenyon. A young scientist's search for Atlantis is hindered by a spectral being.
|7||THE WINTER LODGE (Mira, $7.99) |
By Susan Wiggs. A fire changes the life of bakery owner Jenny Majesky. Bonus recipe included.
|8||THE HOUSE (Dell, $7.99). By Danielle Steel |
A client's bequest offers a harried attorney the chance to renovate a grand San Francisco manor.
|9||DIRTY BLONDE (HarperCollins, $7.99) |
By Lisa Scottoline. A federal judge's secret sex life is exposed when she becomes a murder suspect.
|10||THE KITE RUNNER(Riverhead, $14) |
By Khaled Hosseini. An Afghan returns to his Taliban-ruled country to atone for a past betrayal.
|1||THE MEASURE OF A MAN: A SPIRITUALAUTOBIOGRAPHY (HarperSanFrancisco, $14.95) |
By Sidney Poitier. The esteemed actor reflects.
|2||DREAMS FROM MY FATHER(Three Rivers, $14.95). By Barack Obama |
A memoir by the junior senator from Illinois.
|3||THE GLASS CASTLE(Scribner, $14) |
By Jeannette Walls. A daughter's memoir of her eccentric parents and an unorthodox upbringing.
|4||THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING(Vintage, $13.95). By Joan Didion. A memoir of mourning; winner of a 2005 National Book Award.||1|
|5||THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (Amistad, $14.95) |
By Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe. Gardner's erratic rise from poverty to business success.
|6||THE COVENANT IN ACTION(Smiley, $10) |
Success stories and more advice--a companion to "The Covenant with Black America."
|7||EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN'S SEARCH FOREVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND |
INDONESIA(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert
|8||THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN |
MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE(Back Bay, $14.95 )
By Malcolm Gladwell. Fads and their origins.
|9||DON'T MAKE A BLACK WOMAN TAKE OFF HER |
EARRINGS: MADEA'S ... COMMENTARIES ON LOVE
AND LIFE(Riverhead, $12.95). By Tyler Perry
|10||THE COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA(Third World, $12). Ed. by Tavis Smiley |
A proactive plan for change in the community.
|1||STEP ON A CRACK(Little, Brown, $27.99) |
By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
A throng of dignitaries is kidnapped by terrorists.
|2||SISTERS (Delacorte, $27). By Danielle Steel |
A family tragedy inspires four far-flung, diverse siblings to cohabitate in a New York brownstone.
|3||PLUM LOVIN'(St. Martin's, $16.95) |
By Janet Evanovich. Hunky Diesel returns with an intriguing offer for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.
|4||MISTRESS OF THE ART OF DEATH(Putnam, $25.95). By Ariana Franklin. Children's grisly murders plague medieval Cambridge.||1|
|5||THE ALEXANDRIA LINK (Ballantine, $25.95) |
By Steve Berry. A bookseller (and ex-spy) holds the clue to locating the lost library of Alexandria.
|6||DOUBLE BIND (Shaye Areheart, $25) |
By Chris Bohjalian. A homeless man's murky past is linked to that of his case worker and Jay Gatsby.
|7||HIGH PROFILE (Putnam, $24.95) |
By Robert B. Parker. A radio pundit's murder and a stalker drive this Jess Stone/Sunny Randall novel.
|8||FOR ONE MORE DAY(Hyperion, $21.95) |
By Mitch Albom. Charley Benetto, mourning his mother's death, is granted one final day with her.
|9||CROSS (Little Brown, $27.99) |
By James Patterson. Forensic psychologist Alex Cross unwittingly finds clues to his wife's murder.
|10||HANNIBAL RISING(Delacorte, $27.95) |
By Thomas Harris. A prequel to "Red Dragon" that fleshes out Hannibal Lecter's early years.
|1||THE AUDACITY OF HOPE: THOUGHTS ON |
RECLAIMINGTHE AMERICAN DREAM(Crown, $25). By Barack Obama
|2||A LONG WAY GONE: MEMOIRS OF A BOY SOLDIER(FSG, $22). By Ishmael Beah. Recalling the horrors of the civil war in Sierra Leone.||1|
|3||ABOUT ALICE(Random House, $14.95) |
By Calvin Trillin. The veteran New Yorker writer reflects on the love of his life, his late wife, Alice.
|4||POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY: AMERICA IN THE |
MIDDLE EAST, 1776 TO THE PRESENT(Norton, $35). By Michael B. Oren
|5||WHAT A PARTY!: MY LIFE AMONG DEMOCRATS(Thomas Dunne, $24.95) |
By Terry McAuliffe with Steve Kettmann
|6||PALESTINE PEACE NOT APARTHEID(Simon & Schuster, $27). By Jimmy Carter |
The broker of the Camp David Accords weighs in.
|7||SUPREME CONFLICT(Penguin Press, $27.95) |
By Jan Crawford Greenburg. A reporter's look at George W. Bush's nominations to the Court.
|8||MARLEY & ME: LIFE AND LOVE WITH THE |
WORLD'S WORST DOG(Morrow, $21.95)
By John Grogan. For the love of an unruly Labrador.
|9||THE INNOCENT MAN: MURDER AND INJUSTICE |
IN A SMALL TOWN(Doubleday, $28.95)
By John Grisham. A 1982 case of rape and murder.
|10||INFIDEL (Free Press, $26). By Ayaan Hirsi Ali |
Controversial life of the Muslim women's rights advocate and former Dutch parliamentarian.
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Feb. 18, 2007. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan.
Copyright © 2007 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand column of italicized numbers reflects weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World
on Jan. 11, 2004. Advice, reference and self-help books appear on a separate, monthly list.)