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March 14, 2010

Best Sellers

NONFICTION HARDCOVER


1. PAYBACK TIME: MAKING BIG MONEY IS THE BEST REVENGE
(Crown Business, $26.99). By Phil Town
Investing your money in stocks, not mutual funds. (1)

2. SWITCH: HOW TO CHANGE THINGS WHEN CHANGE IS HARD
(Broadway Business, $26). By Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Anecdotal examples. (3)

3. GAME CHANGE: OBAMA AND THE CLINTONS, MCCAIN AND PALIN, AND THE RACE OF A LIFETIME
(Harper, $27.99). By John Heilemann & Mark Halperin (8)

4. STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0: ..... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”
(Gallup, $21.95). By Tom Rath (12)

5. THE PACIFIC: HELL WAS AN OCEAN AWAY
(NAL Caliber, $26.95). By Hugh Ambrose
The companion to HBO’s sweeping miniseries. (1)

6. DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US
(Riverhead, $26.95). By Daniel H. Pink
A look by the New Economy expert. (4)

7. NO APOLOGY: THE CASE FOR AMERICAN GREATNESS
(St. Martin’s, $25.99). By Mitt Romney. The former governor and presidential hopeful’s prescription for change. (1)

8. 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. (5)

9. 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 (3)

10. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT (Harper, $25.99)
By Gretchen Rubin. What happened when a lawyer, writer and mom set out to improve her life in a year. (5)


FICTION HARDCOVER

1. HOUSE RULES (Atria, $28)
By Jodi PicoultA single mom’s ordeal when her oldest son, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, is accused of murder. (1)

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. (33)

3. 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. (2)

4. BIG GIRL (Delacorte, $28)
By Danielle SteelThe eldest daughter of a tony LA family has it all—save for a perfect body and her parents’ approval. (2)

5. WORST CASE (Little, Brown, $27.99)
By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. A serial killer targets the children of NYC’s most affluent families. (5)

6. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
(Grand Central, $21.99). By Seth Grahame-SmithOur 16th president battles with the supernatural. (1)

7. 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. (25)

8. SPLIT IMAGE (Putnam, $25.95)
By Robert B. Parker. Murder thrusts Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall together once more in Paradise, Mass. (2)

9. MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND
(Random House, $25). By Helen Simonson. An English hamlet is abuzz when a proper widower finds love in an unexpected quarter. (1)

10. 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. (2)


NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. A PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
(Sentinel, $25). By Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
“Dead white men” gain ground in this revised history. (1)

2. THE LOST CITY OF Z: A TALE OF DEADLY OBSESSION IN THE AMAZON (Vintage, $15.99)
By David Grann. Fawcett’s fatal rainforest quest. (6)

3. FOOD RULES: AN EATER’S MANUAL
(Penguin, $11). By Michael Pollan. A portable guide for making tough choices in the store or on the go. (9)

4. EVERYDAY FOOD: FRESH FLAVOR FAST: 250 EASY,DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR ANY TIME OF DAY
(Clarkson Potter, $24.99). By Martha Stewart Living (2)

5. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSIONTO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (149)

6. THE BLIND SIDE: EVOLUTION OF A GAME
(Norton, $13.95). By Michael Lewis. The story of star left tackle Michael Oher; basis of the feature film. (18)

7. COOK THIS, NOT THAT! KITCHEN SURVIVAL GUIDE
(Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko & Matt Goulding. Saving money and calories by eating at home. (10)

8. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (SECOND EDITION)
(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. (21)

9. NOW EAT THIS! 150 OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE COMFORTFOODS, ALL UNDER 350 CALORIES (Ballantine, $22)
By Rocco DiSpirito. The celebrity chef’s healthy picks. (1)

10. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (5)


FICTION PAPERBACK

1. THE LAST SONG (Grand Central, $14.99)
By Nicholas Sparks. A teen matures while spending the summer with her divorced father. (5)

2. FIRST FAMILY (Vision, $9.99)
By David Baldacci. A children’s b-day party at Camp David morphs from frolic to kidnapping. (3)

3. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from the British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (3)

4. THE 8TH CONFESSION (Grand Central, $14.99)
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The Women’s Murder Club and two baffling murders. (2)

5. A RELIABLE WIFE (Algonquin, $14.95)
By Robert Goolrick. This erotic tale of suspense, featuring a mail-order bride, is set in 1907 Wisconsin. (9)

6. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
(Vintage, $14.95). By Stieg Larsson. A missing heiress. An unlikely pair of sleuths. Set in Sweden. (37)

7. DEAR JOHN (Grand Central, $13.99; $7.99)
By Nicholas Sparks. 9/11 upends a budding romance between a soldier and a college student; movie tie-in. (12)

8. EVIDENCE (Ballantine, $9.99)
By Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis probe the grisly murder of an eco-architect. (1)

9. SHUTTER ISLAND (Harper, $14.99; $7.99)
By Dennis Lehane. A patient vanishes from an island hospital for the criminally insane; motion picture tie-in. (3)

10. CORSAIR (Berkley, $9.99)
By Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. Capt. Cabrillo and his covert military ship parry with Islamic terrorists. (2)


Rankings reflect sales for the week ended March 7, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2010 by Nielsen BookScan.


By Christopher Schoppa  |  March 13, 2010; 12:05 PM ET
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It doesn't seem to matter how much or what Norway accomplishes in the world: even in the venerable Post's Book World, the editor cannot keep from mixing us up with our neighbor to the east. Jo Nesbo and his alcoholic detective Harry Hole are NOT Swedish, but completely and proudly Norwegian! Norway separated from Sweden more than 100 years ago - we like it that way. Get your facts straight!!

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