Paperback
Fiction
1THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER(Penguin, $14). By Kim Edwards. A doctor regrets deceiving his wife about their twins' birth.32
2THE TEMPLAR LEGACY (Ballantine, $7.99)

By Steve Berry. An ex-Justice agent spars with a lethal Templar order seeking a lost archive.

3
3THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS(Grove, $14)

By Kiran Desai. A judge's retirement is disrupted by political unrest in his Himalayan village.

12
4IRISH DREAMS (Silhouette, $7.99)

By Nora Roberts. Romance novellas of the Emerald Isle: "Irish Rebel" and "Sullivan's Woman."

3
5LABYRINTH (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.

2
6THE DREAM-HUNTER (St. Martin's, $7.99)

By Sherrilyn Kenyon. A young scientist's search for Atlantis is hindered by a spectral being.

2
7THE WINTER LODGE (Mira, $7.99)

By Susan Wiggs. A fire changes the life of bakery owner Jenny Majesky. Bonus recipe included.

3
8THE HOUSE (Dell, $7.99). By Danielle Steel

A client's bequest offers a harried attorney the chance to renovate a grand San Francisco manor.

3
9DIRTY BLONDE (HarperCollins, $7.99)

By Lisa Scottoline. A federal judge's secret sex life is exposed when she becomes a murder suspect.

1
10THE KITE RUNNER(Riverhead, $14)

By Khaled Hosseini. An Afghan returns to his Taliban-ruled country to atone for a past betrayal.

112
Nonfiction/General
1THE MEASURE OF A MAN: A SPIRITUALAUTOBIOGRAPHY (HarperSanFrancisco, $14.95)

By Sidney Poitier. The esteemed actor reflects.

4
2DREAMS FROM MY FATHER(Three Rivers, $14.95). By Barack Obama

A memoir by the junior senator from Illinois.

65
3THE GLASS CASTLE(Scribner, $14)

By Jeannette Walls. A daughter's memoir of her eccentric parents and an unorthodox upbringing.

51
4THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING(Vintage, $13.95). By Joan Didion. A memoir of mourning; winner of a 2005 National Book Award.1
5THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (Amistad, $14.95)

By Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe. Gardner's erratic rise from poverty to business success.

12
6THE COVENANT IN ACTION(Smiley, $10)

Success stories and more advice--a companion to "The Covenant with Black America."

1
7EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN'S SEARCH FOREVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND

INDONESIA (Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert

3
8THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE(Back Bay, $14.95 )

By Malcolm Gladwell. Fads and their origins.

60
9DON'T MAKE A BLACK WOMAN TAKE OFF HER

EARRINGS: MADEA'S ... COMMENTARIES ON LOVE

AND LIFE(Riverhead, $12.95). By Tyler Perry

2
10THE COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA(Third World, $12). Ed. by Tavis Smiley

A proactive plan for change in the community.

18
Hardcover
Fiction
1STEP ON A CRACK(Little, Brown, $27.99)

By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

A throng of dignitaries is kidnapped by terrorists.

2
2SISTERS (Delacorte, $27). By Danielle Steel

A family tragedy inspires four far-flung, diverse siblings to cohabitate in a New York brownstone.

1
3PLUM LOVIN'(St. Martin's, $16.95)

By Janet Evanovich. Hunky Diesel returns with an intriguing offer for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.

6
4MISTRESS OF THE ART OF DEATH(Putnam, $25.95). By Ariana Franklin. Children's grisly murders plague medieval Cambridge.1
5THE ALEXANDRIA LINK (Ballantine, $25.95)

By Steve Berry. A bookseller (and ex-spy) holds the clue to locating the lost library of Alexandria.

3
6DOUBLE BIND (Shaye Areheart, $25)

By Chris Bohjalian. A homeless man's murky past is linked to that of his case worker and Jay Gatsby.

1
7HIGH PROFILE (Putnam, $24.95)

By Robert B. Parker. A radio pundit's murder and a stalker drive this Jess Stone/Sunny Randall novel.

2
8FOR ONE MORE DAY(Hyperion, $21.95)

By Mitch Albom. Charley Benetto, mourning his mother's death, is granted one final day with her.

20
9CROSS (Little Brown, $27.99)

By James Patterson. Forensic psychologist Alex Cross unwittingly finds clues to his wife's murder.

13
10HANNIBAL RISING(Delacorte, $27.95)

By Thomas Harris. A prequel to "Red Dragon" that fleshes out Hannibal Lecter's early years.

9
Nonfiction/General
1THE AUDACITY OF HOPE: THOUGHTS ON

RECLAIMINGTHE AMERICAN DREAM(Crown, $25). By Barack Obama

17
2A LONG WAY GONE: MEMOIRS OF A BOY SOLDIER(FSG, $22). By Ishmael Beah. Recalling the horrors of the civil war in Sierra Leone.1
3ABOUT ALICE(Random House, $14.95)

By Calvin Trillin. The veteran New Yorker writer reflects on the love of his life, his late wife, Alice.

6
4POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY: AMERICA IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, 1776 TO THE PRESENT(Norton, $35). By Michael B. Oren

4
5WHAT A PARTY!: MY LIFE AMONG DEMOCRATS(Thomas Dunne, $24.95)

By Terry McAuliffe with Steve Kettmann

3
6PALESTINE PEACE NOT APARTHEID(Simon & Schuster, $27). By Jimmy Carter

The broker of the Camp David Accords weighs in.

12
7SUPREME CONFLICT(Penguin Press, $27.95)

By Jan Crawford Greenburg. A reporter's look at George W. Bush's nominations to the Court.

4
8MARLEY & ME: LIFE AND LOVE WITH THE

WORLD'S WORST DOG(Morrow, $21.95)

By John Grogan. For the love of an unruly Labrador.

55
9THE INNOCENT MAN: MURDER AND INJUSTICE

IN A SMALL TOWN(Doubleday, $28.95)

By John Grisham. A 1982 case of rape and murder.

18
10INFIDEL (Free Press, $26). By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Controversial life of the Muslim women's rights advocate and former Dutch parliamentarian.

2

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.)