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Best-sellers

June 22, 2008

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Fiction

1. "Nothing to Lose," by Lee Child (Delacorte, $27). Jack Reacher exposes the secrets of a Colorado town.

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

3. "Plague Ship," by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul (Putnam, $26.95). Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must determine what happened on a cruise ship full of dead bodies.

4. "Love the One You're With," by Emily Giffin (St. Martin's, $24.95). A woman's happy marriage is shaken when she encounters an old boyfriend.

5. "Blood Noir," by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley, $25.95). The vampire hunter Anita Blake is involved in a scandal that threatens the master vampire Jean-Claude's power.

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. "What Happened," by Scott McClellan (PublicAffairs, $27.95). A former White House press secretary in the current Bush administration regrets that "I allowed myself to be deceived" by top officials.

3. "The Post-American World," by Fareed Zakaria (Norton, $25.95). The rise of China and India and the global distribution of power.

4. "Audition," by Barbara Walters (Knopf, $29.95). A personal and professional memoir of the veteran TV journalist.

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

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