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August 6, 2006

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Fiction

1. "Phantom," by Terry Goodkind. (Tor/Tom Doherty, $29.95.) The 11th volume of the "Sword of Truth" fantasy series.

2. "Angels Fall," by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $25.95.) When a chef from Boston, now living in Wyoming, witnesses a murder, the locals won't believe her.

3. "Twelve Sharp," by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin's, $26.95.) The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum must find a killer and rescue a kidnapped child.

4. "Pegasus Descending," by James Lee Burke. (Simon & Schuster, $26.) In the 15th Dave Robicheaux novel, the Louisiana detective pursues interrelated cases that lead back to the killing of his best friend 25 years earlier.

5. "The Ruins," by Scott Smith. (Knopf, $24.95.) Two young American couples on vacation in the Yucatán confront a horrible menace.

Nonfiction

1. "Marley & Me," by John Grogan (Morrow, $21.95). A neurotic dog teaches life lessons.

2. "The World is Flat," by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.50). New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy.

3. "Conservatives Without Conscience," by John W. Dean. (Viking, $25.95.) The authoritarian character of contemporary conservative beliefs and attitudes.

4. "The One Percent Doctrine," by Ron Suskind. (Simon & Schuster, $27.) An investigation of the Bush administration's strategic thinking and of the role of ideology and personality in the decision to go to war.

5. "Godless," by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum, $27.95). The columnist argues that liberalism is a religion with sacraments, a creation myth and a clergy.

- The New York Times

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