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Best-sellers

October 26, 2008

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Fiction

1. "The Lucky One," by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $24.99). A Marine returning home sets out to track down the woman whose photo he found in Iraq.

2. "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.

3. "The Pirate King," by R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast, $27.95). In Book 2 of the Transitions fantasy series, Drizzt returns to Luskan, a city dominated by dangerous pirates.

4. "A Most Wanted Man," by John le Carre (Scribner, $28). Intelligence agencies involved in the war on terror converge in Hamburg when a young Muslim man with mysterious connections shows up.

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

Nonfiction

1. "The Snowball," by Alice Schroeder (Bantam, $35). The life of billionaire Warren Buffett.

2. "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.

3. "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.

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

5. "Letter To My Daughter," by Maya Angelou (Random House, $25). Reminiscences, appreciations and poems from the author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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