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Archive for Sunday, July 30, 2006

Best sellers

July 30, 2006

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Fiction

1. "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.

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

3. "Coming Out," by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $20) An attorney's household is thrown into chaos when her daughters receive an invitation to a debutante ball.

4. "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven," by Fannie Flagg. (Random House, $29.95) A return to Elmwood Springs, Mo.

5. "Break No Bones," by Kathy Reichs. (Scribner, $25.95) The forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan finds a fresh skeleton at an Indian burial ground in South Carolina.

Nonfiction

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

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

3. "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.

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.

5. "Godless," by Ann Coulter. (Crown Forum, $27.95) The columnist argues that liberalism is a religion..

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