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Archive for Sunday, December 25, 2005

Best Sellers

December 25, 2005

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Fiction

1. "S is for Silence," by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam, $26.95). Kinsey Millhone searches for a woman who disappeared 34 years ago.

2. "Mary, Mary," by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.95). The FBI agent Alex Cross tracks a Hollywood killer who announces the crimes via e-mail.

3. "At First Sight," by Nicholas Sparks (Warner, $24.95). The young couple from "True Believer," who are now expecting a child, receive a disturbing message.

4. "Predator," by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $26.95). On the trail of a possible serial killer, Dr. Kay Scarpetta turns to a jailed psychopath for advice.

5. "Light from Heaven," by Jan Karon (Viking, $26.95). Father Tim's bishop asks him to revive a long-closed mountain church; the final novel in the Mitford series.

Nonfiction

1. "Teacher Man," by Frank McCourt (Scribner, $26). The author of "Angela's Ashes" remembers his years teaching high school English in New York City.

2. "Our Endangered Values," by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster, $25). The former president warns against blurring politics and fundamentalist religion.

3. "Team of Rivals," by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, $35). The political genius of Abraham Lincoln, revealed in his relationship with his cabinet, from the author of "No Ordinary Time."

4. "The World is Flat," by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.50). A columnist for The New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy and presents an overview of globalization trends.

5. "Marley & Me," by John Grogan (Morrow, $21.95). A newspaper columnist and his wife learn some life lessons from their neurotic dog.

- The New York Times

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