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BOOK WORLD: May 9, 2010

Best Sellers

NONFICTION HARDCOVER

1. THE BLUEPRINT: OBAMA’S PLAN TO SUBVERT THE CONSTITUTION AND BUILD AN IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY
(Lyons, $22.95). By Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski (1)

2. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis. The murky world of financial derivatives. (7)

3. OPRAH: A BIOGRAPHY (Crown, $30)
By Kitty Kelley. The celebrity biographer’s unauthorized look at the life of the media mogul and talk show host. (3)

4. THE MASTER YOUR METABOLISM COOKBOOK
(Crown, $26.00). By Jillian Michaels. Over 100 recipes inspired by her bestselling weight loss program. (1)

5. THIS TIME TOGETHER: LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION
(Harmony, $25). By Carol Burnett. The award-winning comedian and actress looks back. (3)

6. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG
(Grand Central, $25.99). By Chelsea Handler. A new batch of essays from the comedienne. (8)

7. THE OTHER WES MOORE: ONE NAME, TWO FATES
(Spiegel & Grau, $25). By Wes Moore. From a similar childhood, the divergent lives of a Rhodes scholar and a convicted armed robber. (1)

8. THE PACIFIC: HELL WAS AN OCEAN AWAY
(NAL Caliber, $26.95). By Hugh Ambrose. The companion to HBO’s sweeping miniseries. (9)

9. THE BRIDGE: THE LIFE AND RISE OF BARACK OBAMA
(Knopf, $29.95). By David Remnick. From Indonesia to Chicago and eventually the White House. (4)

10. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO ALMOST EVERYTHING
(Scribner, $24). By Geneen Roth. Tackling compulsive eating. (4)


FICTION HARDCOVER

1.THE 9TH JUDGMENT (Little, Brown, $27.99)
By James Patterson. The Women’s Murder Club works to find the link between a series of seemingly isolated crimes. (1)

2. DELIVER US FROM EVIL (Grand Central, $27.99)
By David Baldacci. Covert operative Shaw returns to thwart a Ukrainian trading in nuclear arms and slavery. (2)

3. LOVER MINE (NAL, $25.95)
By J.R. Ward. The eighth novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, swirling with vampires, brave battles and sultry seductions. (1)

4. 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. (42)

5. THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
(Simon & Schuster, $25.99). By Mary Higgins Clark. A tale of money, murder and a quest for beatification. (3)

6. THE DOUBLE COMFORT SAFARI CLUB
(Pantheon, $24.95). By Alexander McCall Smith. The new “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” tale. (2)

7. THIS BODY OF DEATH (Harper, $28.99)
By Elizabeth George. A new suspense tale featuring the astute, aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. (2)

8. HANNAH’S LIST (Mira, $24.95)
By Debbie Macomber. A recent widower is left suggestions for a new mate in a note from his late wife; a Blossom St. tale. (1)

9. EVERY LAST ONE (Random House, $26)
By Anna Quindlen. A mother’s devotion gains new urgency after an act of violence upends her family. (3)

10. THE GOD OF THE HIVE (Bantam, $25)
By Laurie R. King. An action-packed caper featuring Mary Russell and her husband, famed detective Sherlock Holmes. (1)

NONFICTION PAPERBACK


1. MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS: A MEMOIR OF GOING HOME
(Holt, $14). By Rhoda Janzen. Coping, all at once, with a stray husband and car crash. (2)

2. CONSERVATIVE VICTORY: DEFEATING OBAMA’S RADICAL AGENDA
(Harper, $14.99). By Sean Hannity. The pundit takes on the White House. (5)

3. TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION: 49 TECHNIQUES THAT PUT STUDENTS ON THE PATH TO COLLEGE
(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Doug Lemov (2)

4. EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA (Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert (126)

5. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (13)

6. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (155)

7. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (SECOND EDITION)
(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. (27)

8. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE: A COLLECTION OF ONE-NIGHT STANDS
(Bloomsbury, $14.95). By Chelsea Handler. A litany of assignations. (1)

9. WITH THE OLD BREED: AT PELELIU AND OKINAWA
(Presidio, $16). By E. B. Sledge. A harrowing eyewitness view of WWII’s Pacific Theater. (1)

10. 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. (24)

FICTION PAPERBACK


1. SAVOR THE MOMENT (Berkley, $16)
By Nora Roberts. A longtime crush reaches fruition in this third chapter of the “Bride Quartet.” (1)

2. 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. (45)

3. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
(Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. (6)

4. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE (Vision, $9.99)
By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. A serial killer preys on NYC’s most affluent residents. (1)

5. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (11)

6. WILD FIRE (Jove, $7.99)
By Christine Feehan. The first time in print for this spicy paranormal romance with a shape-shifting hero. (1)

7. SWEET TEA AT SUNRISE (Mira, $7.99)
By Sherryl Woods. An ex-ballplayer moves to small town Serenity, S.C., purchasing the local radio station. (1)

8. GUARDIAN OF LIES (Harper, $9.99)
By Steve Martini. A Costa Rican beauty is accused of murder in this Paul Madriani thriller. (1)

9. SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET (Mira, $7.99)
By Debbie Macomber. The Seattle A Good Yarn shop finds its new hybrid class, “Knit to Quit,” a hit. (1)

10. THE LAST SONG (Grand Central, $14.99; $7.99)
By Nicholas Sparks. A teen matures while spending the summer with her divorced father. (13)

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended May 2, 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  |  May 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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