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March 21, 2010

Best Sellers

NONFICTION HARDOVER

1. COURAGE & CONSEQUENCE: MY LIFE AS A CONSERVATIVE IN THE FIGHT
(Threshold Editions, $30). By Karl Rove (1)

2. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG
(Grand Central, $25.99). By Chelsea HandlerA new batch of essays from the comedienne. (1)

3. GAME CHANGE: OBAMA AND THE CLINTONS, MCCAIN AND PALIN, AND THE RACE OF A LIFETIME
(Harper, $27.99). By John Heilemann & Mark Halperin (9)

4. STONES INTO SCHOOLS: PROMOTING PEACE WITH BOOKS, NOT BOMBS, IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN
(Viking, $26.95). By Greg Mortenson (10)

5. THE PACIFIC: HELL WAS AN OCEAN AWAY (NAL Caliber, $26.95)
By Hugh Ambrose. The companion to HBO’s sweeping miniseries. (2)

6. CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY: USE YOUR BRAIN TO GET AND KEEP THE BODY YOU ALWAYS WANTED
(Harmony, $25.99). By Daniel G. Amen (1)

7. SWITCH: HOW TO CHANGE THINGS WHEN CHANGE IS HARD
(Broadway Business, $26) By Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Anecdotal examples. (4)

8. PAYBACK TIME: MAKING BIG MONEY IS THE BEST REVENGE
(Crown Business, $26.99). By Phil Town Investing your money in stocks, not mutual funds. (2)

9. 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. (6)

10. REWORK (Crown Business, $22)
By Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson Uncommon advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. (1)


FICTION HARDCOVER

1. HOUSE RULES (Atria, $28)
By Jodi Picoult A single mom’s ordeal when her oldest son, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, is accused of murder. (2)

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. (34)

3. THE SILENT SEA (Putnam, $27.95)
By Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul. This “Oregon Files” thriller involves buried treasure and an ancient curse. (1)

4. MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND
(Random House, $25). By Helen Simonson. A proper English widower finds love in an unexpected quarter. (2)

5. 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. (26)

6. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
(Grand Central, $21.99). By Seth Grahame-SmithOur 16th president battles with the supernatural. (2)

7. 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. (3)

8. WORST CASE (Little, Brown, $27.99)
By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. A serial killer targets the children of NYC’s most affluent families. (6)

9. 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. (3)

10. BACKLASH: STAR WARS: FATE OF THE JEDI
(Ballantine, $27). By Aaron Allston. Things are bleak for the Jedi Order, struck by madness and Galactic wrath. (1)


NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. 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. (10)

2. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (150)

3. THE LOST CITY OF Z: A TALE OF DEADLY OBSESSION IN THE AMAZON
(Vintage, $15.99). By David Grann. Fawcett’s fatal rainforest quest. (7)

4. 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. (19)

5. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (6)

6. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING
(Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular guide. (6)

7. FINAL FANTASY XIII: THE COMPLETE OFFICIAL GUIDE
(Piggyback, $24.99). All the ins and outs of the newest fantasy video game from the Square Enix company. (1)

8. 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. (2)

9. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (SECOND EDITION)
(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. (22)

10. COOK THIS, NOT THAT! KITCHEN SURVIVAL GUIDE
(Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko & Matt Goulding. Saving money and calories by eating at home. (11)


FICTION PAPERBACK

1. THE LAST SONG (Grand Central, $14.99)
By Nicholas Sparks. A teen matures while spending the summer with her divorced father. (6)

2. FIRST FAMILY (Vision, $9.99)
By David Baldacci. A children’s b-day party at Camp David morphs from frolic to kidnapping. (4)

3. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from the British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (4)

4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
(Vintage, $14.95). By Stieg Larsson. A missing heiress. An unlikely pair of sleuths. Set in Sweden. (38)

5. 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. (13)

6. A RELIABLE WIFE (Algonquin, $14.95)
By Robert Goolrick. This erotic tale of suspense, featuring a mail-order bride, is set in 1907 Wisconsin. (10)

7. PUSH (Vintage, $13). By Sapphire
A teenager, long abused by her father and facing few options, is inspired by a forthright teacher. (18)

8. 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. (4)

9. THE 8TH CONFESSION (Grand Central, $14.99)
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The Women’s Murder Club and two baffling murders. (3)

10. EVIDENCE (Ballantine, $9.99)
By Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis probe the grisly murder of an eco-architect. (2)


Rankings reflect sales for the week ended March 14, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2010 by Nielsen BookScan.

By Christopher Schoppa  |  March 20, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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