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May 11, 2008

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Fiction

1. "The Whole Truth," by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $26.99). An intelligence agent and a journalist team up against a warmongering defense contractor.

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

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. "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.

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

Nonfiction

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

2. "Escape," by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer (Broadway, $24.95.) A former member of a fundamentalist polygamous sect describes her forced marriage to a much older man.

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

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

5. "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.

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

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