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Best-sellers

August 10, 2008

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Fiction

1. "Moscow Rules," by Daniel Silva (Putnam, $26.95). Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, uncovers a Russian arms sales plot.

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 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.

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

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

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