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Best-sellers

May 4, 2008

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Fiction

1. "Hold Tight," by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $26.95). The aftermath of a high school kid's suicide rocks a New Jersey suburb. 1

2. "Where Are You Now?" by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster, $25.95). A woman searches for the truth about her brother, who is alive but has disappeared.

3. "The Miracle at Speedy Motors," by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon, $22.95). The ninth novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

4. "Unaccustomed Earth," by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf, $25). Stories about the anxiety and transformation experienced by Bengali parents and their American children.

5. "Certain Girls," by Jennifer Weiner (Atria, $26.95). A girl discovers the sexy, somewhat autobiographical novel her mother wrote years earlier.

Nonfiction

1. "Beautiful Boy," by David Sheff (Houghton Mifflin, $24). A father struggles with his son's meth addiction.

2. "Home," by Julie Andrews (Hyperion, $26.95). A memoir of Andrews's early years from birth to being cast as Mary Poppins.

3. "Mistaken Identity," by Don and Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak, with Mark Tabb (Howard, $21.95). The families of two girls whose identities were confused after a 2006 accident describe their experience.

4. "Ladies of Liberty," by Cokie Roberts (Morrow, $26.95). The influential women of early America.

5. "Escape," by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer (Broadway, $24.95). A former member of a polygamous sect describes her forced marriage.

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