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Best sellers

January 15, 2006

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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. "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. "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.

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. "Every Breath You Take," by Judith McNaught (Ballantine, $25.95). When the grandson of a Chicago philanthropist disappears, suspicion falls on the wrong man.

Nonfiction

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

2. "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.

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

5. "The Year of Magical Thinking," by Joan Didion (Knopf, $23.95). The author's attempts to come to terms with the death of her husband and the grave illness of their only daughter.

- The New York Times

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