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BOOK WORLD - June 6, 2010

Best Sellers

NONFICTION HARDCOVER


1. THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICAN PROSPERITY: FREEMARKET DELUSIONS, AMERICA’S DECLINE ... (Free Press, $26). By Clyde Prestowitz (1)

2. TO SAVE AMERICA: STOPPING OBAMA’S SECULAR-SOCIALIST MACHINE (Regnery, $29.95)
By Newt Gingrich. More pummeling of the president. (2)

3. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO ALMOST EVERYTHING (Scribner, $24)
By Geneen Roth. Tackling compulsive eating. (7)

4. SPOKEN FROM THE HEART (Scribner, $30)
By Laura Bush. The former first lady’s reflections on eight years in the White House and what came before. (4)

5. DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US
(Riverhead, $26.95). By Daniel H. Pink. A look by the New Economy expert. (8)

6. WAR (Twelve, $26.99)
By Sebastian Junger. Fourteen months embedded with the 173rd Airborne brigade in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. (3)

7. THE PROMISE: PRESIDENT OBAMA, YEAR ONE
(Simon & Schuster, $28). By Jonathan AlterHas the “Change We Can Believe In” materialized? (2)

8. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis. The murky world of financial derivatives. (11)

9. STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”
(Gallup, $21.95). By Tom Rath (16)

10. TAO I: THE WAY OF ALL LIFE (Atria, $29.95)
By Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha. This sixth “Soul Power Series” title shares the ancient teachings of Tao. (1)


FICTION HARDCOVER


1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
(Knopf, $27.95). By Stieg Larsson. The Millennium Trilogy comes to a close as Lisbeth Salander searches for her would-be assassin. (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. (46)

3. 61 HOURS (Delacorte, $28)
By Lee Child. Ex-military cop Jack Reacher finds himself stranded in a small town with big (drug) problems. (2)

4. STORM PREY (Putnam, $27.95)
By John Sandford. When a robbery results in a death, Lucas Davenport’s wife is a star witness. (2)

5. DEAD IN THE FAMILY (Ace, $25.95)
By Charlaine Harris. This 10th Sookie Stackhouse tale delves into family dynamics and romantic liaisons. (4)

6. INNOCENT (Grand Central, $27.99)
By Scott Turow. Rusty Savitch is a murder suspect once more in this sequel to “Presumed Innocent.” (4)

7. HEART OF THE MATTER (St. Martin’s, $26.99)
By Emily Giffin. Alternating voices narrate this tale of a doctor’s life: his wife and the woman he’s drawn to. (3)

8. 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. (6)

9. THE 9TH JUDGMENT (Little, Brown, $27.99)
By James Patterson. The Women’s Murder Club works to find the link between seemingly isolated crimes. (5)

10. BLOCKADE BILLY (Scribner, $14.99)
By Stephen King. A creepy short tale of a fallen baseball major league player and his unsettling past. (1)

NONFICTION PAPERBACK


1. EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA
(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert. Forthcoming film. (130)

2. BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING
(Back Bay, $15.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Behind our snap decisions. (72)

3. 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. (6)

4. TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION: 49 TECHNIQUES THAT PUT STUDENTS ON THE PATH TO COLLEGE
(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Doug Lemov (4)

5. DRINK THIS NOT THAT!: THE NO-DIET WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION
(Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko withMatt Goulding. Calorie-saving swaps for beverages. (1)

6. WITH THE OLD BREED: AT PELELIU AND OKINAWA
(Presidio, $16). By E. B. Sledge. A harrowing eyewitness view of WWII’s Pacific Theater. (3)

7. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (159)

8. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE: A COLLECTION OF ONE-NIGHT STANDS
(Bloomsbury, $14.95). By Chelsea Handler. A litany of assignations. (5)

9. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (17)

10. THE BLACK SWAN: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE
(Random House, $17). By Nassim Nicolas Taleb. The book’s second edition. (1)

FICTION PAPERBACK


1. 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. (49)

2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
(Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. (10)

3. MARRIED BY MORNING (St. Martin’s, $7.99)
By Lisa Kleypas. Forced to marry or else lose his ancestral home, a lord opts for his willful governess. (1)

4. BLACK HILLS (Jove, $7.99)
By Nora Roberts. Childhood sweethearts who recently reconnected are targeted by a serial killer. (1)

5. TEN THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU (Avon, $7.99)
By Julia Quinn. An earl aims to marry a young lady his nephew covets to prevent an inheritance. (1)

6. THE MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS: GARRETT
(Harlequin, $7.99). By Linda Lael Miller. More romance and intrigue with the handsome Texas clan. (1)

7. HONEYSUCKLE SUMMER (Mira, $7.99)
By Sherryl Woods. A recently divorced woman, guarded and still smarting, is confronted with a new romance. (1)

8. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (15)

9. SAVOR THE MOMENT (Berkley, $16)
By Nora Roberts. A longtime crush reaches fruition in this third chapter of the “Bride Quartet.” (5)

10. SOUTH OF BROAD (Dial, $16)
By Pat Conroy. The writer’s first novel in 14 years centers on a disparate group in Charleston, S.C. (4)

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended May 30, 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  |  June 7, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
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