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April 11, 2010

Best Sellers

NONFICTION HARDCOVER

1. NO APOLOGY: THE CASE FOR AMERICAN GREATNESS
(St. Martin’s, $25.99). By Mitt Romney. The former governor and presidential candidate’s conservative manifesto. (2)

2. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael LewisThe murky world of financial derivatives. (3)

3. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG
(Grand Central, $25.99). By Chelsea HandlerA new batch of essays from the comedienne. (4)

4. GIADA AT HOME: FAMILY RECIPES FROM ITALY AND CALIFORNIA
(Clarkson Potter, $35). By Giada de Laurentiis. Dishing with the Food Network star. (1)

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

6. GAME CHANGE: OBAMA AND THE CLINTONS, MCCAIN AND PALIN, AND THE RACE OF A LIFETIME
(Harper, $27.99). By John Heilemann & Mark Halperin (12)

7. COURAGE & CONSEQUENCE: MY LIFE AS A CONSERVATIVE IN THE FIGHT
(Threshold Editions, $30). By Karl Rove (4)

8. 13 BANKERS: THE WALL STREET TAKEOVER AND THE NEXT FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
(Pantheon, $26.95). By Simon Johnson & James Kwak (1)

9. 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 (4)

10.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. (9)

FICTION HARDCOVER


1. 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. (37)

2. SILVER BORNE (Ace, $24.95)
By Patricia Briggs. Shape-shifter and mechanic Mercy Thompson returns, with lots on her plate. And danger, of course. (1)

3. DECEPTION (Ballantine, $28)
By Jonathan Kellerman. The murder of a prep school teacher comes complete with an accusatory DVD left by the victim. (1)

4. HOUSE RULES (Atria, $28)
By Jodi PicoultA single mom’s ordeal when her oldest son, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, is accused of murder. (5)

5. CAUGHT (Dutton, $27.95)
By Harlan CobenWhen a model high school student vanishes from her suburban neighborhood, a star reporter goes hunting. (2)

6. SOLAR (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $26.95)
By Ian McEwan. A Nobel Prize-winning louse finds his career, fifth marriage and the environment collapsing around him. (1)

7. THE SILENT SEA (Putnam, $27.95)
By Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul. This “Oregon Files” thriller involves buried treasure and an ancient curse. (4)

8. MATTERHORN (Atlantic Monthly, $24.95)
By Karl Marlantes. This sweeping saga of the Vietnam War is the author’s debut and a (30-year) labor of love. (1)

9. WITHOUT MERCY (Kensington, $25)
By Lisa Jackson. A sinister cult may be behind the murders at a remote boarding school in Oregon. (1)

10. 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. (29)

NONFICTION PAPERBACK


1. CONSERVATIVE VICTORY: DEFEATING OBAMA’S RADICAL AGENDA
(Harper, $14.99). By Sean Hannity. The pundit takes on the White House. (1)

2. SECRETS OF POWERFUL WOMEN: LEADING CHANGE FOR A NEW GENERATION
(Voice, $14.99). By Andrea Wong and Rosario Dawson (1)

3. HUNGRY GIRL 1-2-3: THE EASIEST, MOST DELICIOUS,GUILT-FREE RECIPES ON THE PLANET
(Griffin, $19.99). By Lisa Lillien. Crock-pots and more. (1)

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. (22)

5. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16)By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (9)

6. NOW EAT THIS! 150 OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE COMFORT FOODS, ALL UNDER 350 CALORIES
(Ballantine, $22). By Rocco DiSpirito. The celebrity chef’s healthy picks. (3)

7. COOK THIS, NOT THAT! KITCHEN SURVIVAL GUIDE
(Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko & Matt Goulding. Saving money and calories by eating at home. (13)

8. 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. (13)

9. EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA
(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert (122)

10. 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. (5)

FICTION PAPERBACK


1. THE LAST SONG (Grand Central, $14.99; $7.99)
By Nicholas Sparks. A teen matures while spending the summer with her divorced father. (9)

2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
(Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. (2)

3. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
(Vintage, $14.95). By Stieg Larsson. First book in the late Swede’s “Millennium Trilogy”; basis of new film. (41)

4. HERO AT LARGE (Harper, $7.99)
By Janet Evanovich. A zany romance from Evanovich, the first of 12 such out-of-print books to be re-released. (1)

5. JUST TAKE MY HEART (Pocket, $7.99)
By Mary Higgins Clark. Do organ transplant patients get more than a new life from their donors? (2)

6. GONE TOMORROW (Dell, $9.99)
By Lee Child. Jack Reacher confronts a suspected suicide bomber on the NYC subway, with dangerous consequences. (2)

7. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (7)

8. FIRST FAMILY (Vision, $9.99)
By David Baldacci. A children’s b-day party at Camp David morphs from frolic to kidnapping. (7)

9. A RELIABLE WIFE (Algonquin, $14.95)
By Robert Goolrick. This erotic tale of suspense, featuring a mail-order bride, is set in 1907 Wisconsin. (13)

10. 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. (16)


Rankings reflect sales for the week ended April 4, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2010 by Nielsen BookScan. The numbers following each entry represent the total weeks on The Post's bestseller lists.


By Christopher Schoppa  |  April 10, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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