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Best-sellers

June 29, 2008

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Fiction

1. "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.

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

3. "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.

4. "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.

5. "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.

6. "Chasing Harry Winston," by Lauren Weisberger (Simon & Schuster, $25.95). Three glamorous friends, New York women nearing 30, vow to change their lives.

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. "Always By My Side,"by Jim Nantz with Eli Spielman (Gotham, $26). Remembering two decades with CBS Sports, with a focus on father-son relationships.

4. "The Monster of Florence," by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi (Grand Central, $25.99). An American writer who moved to Florence works with an Italian journalist to discover the identity of a local serial killer.

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

6. "The Downhill Lie," by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf, $22.) The Florida novelist takes up golf again after 32 years.

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