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Best-Sellers

August 12, 2007

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  1. "A Thousand Splendid Suns," by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $25.95). A friendship between two women in Afghanistan against the backdrop of 30 years of war.
  2. "The Secret Servant," by Daniel Silva (Putnam, $25.95). Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an spy for the Israeli secret service, joins the search for the kidnapped daughter of an ambassador.
  3. "The Quickie," by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $27.99). A police officer's attempt to get back at her husband, whom she suspects of cheating on her, goes dangerously awry.
  4. "High Noon," by Nora Roberts (Putnam, $26.95). An intrepid hostage negotiator must face down her unknown stalker.
  5. "The Tin Roof Blowdown," by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster, $26). The Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux copes with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Nonfiction

  1. "Lone Survivor," by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson (Little, Brown, $24.99). The only survivor of a Navy Seal operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle and his courageous escape.
  2. "Quiet Strength," by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker (Tyndale, $26.99). A memoir by the first black coach to win a Super Bowl.
  3. "God is Not Great," by Christopher Hitchens (Twelve, $24.99). Religion as a malignant force in the world.
  4. "A Long Way Gone," by Ishmael Beah (Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $22). A former child soldier from Sierra Leone describes his killing spree and return to humanity.
  5. "Legacy of Ashes," by Tim Weiner (Doubleday, $27.95). A history of the C.I.A. by a New York Times reporter, focusing on the agency's failures and delusions of grandeur.

- The New York Times

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