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Archive for Sunday, May 21, 2006

Best sellers

May 21, 2006

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Fiction

1. "Beach Road," by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (Little, Brown, $27.95). An East Hampton lawyer becomes involved in a highly publicized trial that pits locals against the super-rich.

2. "Two Little Girls in Blue," by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster, $25.95). A small girl communicates telepathically with her kidnapped twin.

3. "I Say a Little Prayer," by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday, $21.95). As a gay singer struggles with homophobia in the black church, he must come to terms with his past.

4. "Digging to America," by Anne Tyler (Knopf, $24.95). Two families, one of them Iranian-American, become involved with each other when both adopt baby girls from Korea.

5. "Promise Me," by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $26.95). Myron Bolitar becomes a suspect when a high school girl disappears after he drives her to a friend's house.

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. "Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings," by Tyler Perry. (Riverhead, $23.95). Musings on life from the man behind "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."

3. "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.

4. "Burnt Toast," by Teri Hatcher (Hyperion, $24.95). The actress urges women to pursue their own satisfaction rather than continually sacrificing for others.

5. "Freakonomics," by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Morrow, $25.95). A maverick scholar applies economic thinking to everything from sumo wrestlers who cheat to legalized abortion and the falling crime rate.

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