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2010 Books

This Week   Weeks on List
1 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson. (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $14.95.) A hacker and a journalist investigate the disappearance of a Swedish heiress. 53
2 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson. (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $15.95.) A Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect. Excerpt 14
3 LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave. (Simon & Schuster, $14.) The lives of a British woman and a Nigerian girl collide. 19
4 SWIMSUIT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Grand Central, $14.99.) A former cop, now a reporter, investigates the disappearance of a supermodel. 2
5 TAKE FOUR, by Karen Kingsbury. (Zondervan, $14.99.) Christian filmmakers sign America’s top young movie star, known for his wild behavior. 1
6 BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, by Jennifer Weiner. (Washington Square, $15.) Childhood friends, estranged in high school, reunite years later when one needs help. 8
7 ONE DAY, by David Nicholls. (Vintage, $14.95.) Checking in year by year on the confused, halting romance of two children of the ’80s. 1
8 CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese. (Vintage, $15.95.) Twin brothers, conjoined and then separated, grow up amid the political turmoil of Ethiopia. Excerpt 22
9 SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy. (Dial, $16.) An unlikely group’s friendship from the ’60s to the ’80s, by the author of “The Prince of Tides.” 8
10* THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, by Garth Stein. (Harper Paperbacks, $14.99.) An insightful Lab-terrier mix helps his owner, a struggling race car driver. 55
11 A RELIABLE WIFE, by Robert Goolrick. (Algonquin, $14.95.) Complications ensue when a wealthy Wisconsin widower in 1907 advertises for a spouse. 25
12 THE ALCHEMIST, by Paulo Coelho. (HarperOne, $14.99.) A Spanish shepherd boy goes to Egypt in search of treasure. 134
13* SARAH’S KEY, by Tatiana de Rosnay. (St. Martin’s Griffin, $13.95.) A contemporary American journalist investigates what happened to a little girl and her family during the roundup of Jews in Paris in 1942. 72
14 AN ECHO IN THE BONE, by Diana Gabaldon. (Bantam, $17.) The descendants of Jamie Fraser and his wife, Claire, search for clues about their flight from North Carolina during the Revolution. 1
15 THE MAGICIANS, by Lev Grossman. (Plume, $16.) After attending sorcery college, a young man lives the hedonist’s life in Manhattan, dealing with crises existential and otherwise. 4
16 THE CASTAWAYS, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.99.) Secrets surface when a prominent Nantucket couple are killed in a boating accident. 3
17 THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN, by Kate Morton. (Washington Square, $15.) From England to Australia and back, two women try to solve a family mystery. 19
18 LAST NIGHT IN TWISTED RIVER, by John Irving. (Ballantine, $17.) A loggers’ cook and his son are on the run from the law, for decades. 1
19* TINKERS, by Paul Harding. (Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95.) A dying clock repairman recalls his impoverished New England childhood and his relationship with his epileptic father; a 2010 Pulitzer winner. 10
20 THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $15.) A long-married couple wrestle with family drama and dissatisfactions during a Cape Cod weekend. 4
 
Also Selling
21 THE KITE RUNNER, by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)
22 THE SHACK, by William P. Young (Windblown Media)  Excerpt
23 WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen (Algonquin)
24 SAVOR THE MOMENT, by Nora Roberts (Berkley)
25 LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN, by Colum McCann (Random House)  Excerpt
26 THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer (Back Bay/Little, Brown)
27 THE LAST CHILD, by John Hart (Minotaur)
28 LOOK AGAIN, by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Griffin)
29 COMMENCEMENT, by J. Courtney Sullivan (Vintage)  Excerpt
30 HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, by Jamie Ford (Ballantine)
31 THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG, by Muriel Barbery (Europa)
32 THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central)
33 THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial)
34 THE BLUE BISTRO, by Elin Hilderbrand (St. Martin’s Griffin)
35 THE FIXER UPPER, by Mary Kay Andrews (Harper)
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