Monday, November 3, 2008

New Books from the NY Times Bestseller List


1. The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller team up to find a killer.

2. The Lucky One, by Nicholas Sparks. A marine returning home sets out to tract down the woman whose photo he found in Iraq.

3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski. A mute takes refuge with three dogs in the Wisconsin woods after his father's death.

5. A Most Wanted Man, by John le Carre'. Intelligence agencies involved in the war on terror converge in Hamburg when a young Muslim man with mysterious connections shows up.

7. Heat Lightning, by John Sandford. Virgil Flowers investigates murder cases linked by a lemon in the mouth of each victim.

8. The Pirate King, R.A. Salvatore. In book 2 of the Transitions fantasy series, Drizzi returns to Luskan, a city dominated by dangerous pirates.

9. A Wallflower Christmas, Lisa Kleypas. Matchmaking in Victorian London.

10. The Other Queen, by Philippa Gregory. The captivity of Mary, Queen of Scots, at the hands of Queen Elizabeth.

11. The Host, by Stephenie Meyer. Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won't surrender.

12. The Fire, by Katherine Neville. The most powerful piece of Charlemagne's chess service has reappeared, restarting the Game; a sequel to "The Eight."

14. A Cedar Cove Christmas, by Debbie Macomber. A pregnant woman shows up in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve and goes into labor in a room above a stable.

15. The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane. Two families in a turbulent Boston at the end of World War I.


1. The Snowball, by Alice Schroeder. The life of Warren Buffett.

2. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, by Bill O'Reilly. The Fox News commentator on his upbringing and career.

3. Dewey, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. The kitten left freezing in the returned-book slot of an Iowa public library and his rise to fame.

4. Here's the Story, by Maureen McCormick. The life of the actress who played Marcia Brady.

6. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, by Thomas L. Friedman. How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist.

7. Letter to My Daughter, by Maya angelou. Reminiscences, appreciations and poems from the author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

10. Pieces of My Heart, by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman. The movie star offers a memoir of his life, his marriages and his work.

11. The War Within, by Bob Woodward. White House debates over the Iraq war, 2006-08.

15. Tried by War, by James M. McPherson. Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief, from the author of "Battle Cry of Freedom."

16. Boys Will Be Boys, by Jeff Pearlman. The Super Bowl-winning Dallas Cowboys of the 1990's.

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