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Best-sellers

August 3, 2008

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Fiction

1. "Tribute," by Nora Roberts (Putnam, $26.95). A former child star returns to Virginia to rehabilitate the farm owned by her grandmother, an actress who died mysteriously.

2. "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle," by David Wroblewski (Ecco, $25.95). A mute takes refuge with three dogs in the Wisconsin woods after his uncle murders his father.

3. "The Rules of Deception," by Christopher Reich (Doubleday, $27.95). The death of a surgeon's wife draws him into a world of espionage and terrorism.

4. "The Host," by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown, $25.99). Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won't surrender.

5. "The Last Patriot," by Brad Thor (Atria, $26). Scot Harvath, a Homeland Security superagent, searches for an ancient secret that could defeat Islamic militants.

6. "Sail," by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown, $27.99). A sailing vacation turns into a disaster when someone attempts to destroy a family.

Nonfiction

1. "When You Are Engulfed in Flames," by David Sedaris (Little, Brown, $25.99). The humorist's latest essays deal with middle age, mortality and giving up smoking.

2. "Life With My Sister Madonna," by Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $26). What she's really like.

3. "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," by Chelsea Handler (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95). Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.

4. "The Dark Side," by Jane Mayer (Doubleday, $27.50). How the Bush administration embraced the practice of torture.

5. "Stori Telling," by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin (Simon Spotlight, $24.95). The "Beverly Hills 90210" actress' memoir.

6. "Fleeced," by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Harper, $26.95). Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists.

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