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Best-sellers

October 19, 2008

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Fiction

1. "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle," by David Wroblewski (Ecco, $25.95). A mute takes refuge with three dogs in the Wisconsin woods after his father's death.

2. "Heat Lightning," by John Sandford (Putnam, $26.95). Virgil Flowers investigates murder cases linked by a lemon in the mouth of each victim.

3. "The Given Day," by Dennis Lehane (William Morrow, $27.95). A policeman, a fugitive and their families persevere in the turbulence of Boston at the end of World War I.

4. "Hot Mahogany," by Stuart Woods (Putnam, $25.95). A Stone Barrington mystery set amid the intrigues of the world of antiques and old and new money in New England.

5. "One Fifth Avenue," by Candace Bushnell (Hyperion, $25.95). The worlds of gossip, theater and hedge funds have one address in common.

6. "The Other Queen," by Philippa Gregory ($25.95). The story of Mary, Queen of Scots, in captivity under Queen Elizabeth.

Nonfiction

1. "Hot, Flat, And Crowded," by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95). How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist.

2. "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity," by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway, $26). The Fox News commentator on his upbringing and career.

3. "Pieces of My Heart," by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman (William Morrow, 25.95). The movie star offers a memoir of his life, his marriages and his work.

4. "The War Within," by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $32). White House debates over the Iraq war, 2006-8.

5. "Dewey," by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central, $19.99). The kitten left freezing in the returned-book slot of an Iowa public library, and his rise to fame.

6. "Bad Money," by Kevin Phillips (Viking, $25.95). How the financial sector has hijacked the American economy, aided by Washington's ruinous faith in the efficiency of markets.

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