Archive for Sunday, January 8, 2006

Best sellers

January 8, 2006



1. "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."

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

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

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

5. "1776," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster, $32). An account of America's founding year by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, focusing on the inexperienced George Washington and heroic citizen soldiers.


1. "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.

2. "The Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95). A murder at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a secret society.

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

4. "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.

5. "Amazing Peace," by Maya Angelou (Random House, $9.95). A poem read at the lighting of the White House Christmas tree in December 2005.

- The New York Times


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