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Kepler's Best Sellers 08/26/07

Original post made by Susan Lider, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Aug 28, 2007

Hardcover Fiction

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

2. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling

3. Away, Amy Bloom, Random House

4. The Septembers of Shiraz, Dalia Sofer

5. Spook Country, William Gibson

6. The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon

7. On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan

8. The Careful Use of Compliments, Alexander McCall Smith

9. The Sanctuary, Raymond Khoury

10. The Music Lover's Poetry Anthology, Helen Handley Houghton

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Painting Chinese: A Lifelong Teacher Gains the Wisdom of Youth, Herbert Kohl

2. Welcome to Biotech Nation, Moira Gunn

3. God is Not Great, Christopher Hitchens

4. Little Heathens: Hard Times & High Spirits on an Iowa Farm, Mildred Kalish

5. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

6. The Guiness Book of World Records 2008, Guinness

7. The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Writing, Alice Laplante

8. Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products, Mark Schapiro

9. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, Atul Gawande

10. The Dangerous Book for Boys, Conn Iggulden & Hal Iggulden

Paperback Fiction

1. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

2. February Flowers, Fan Wu

3. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

4. The Emperor's Children, Claire Messud

5. The Space Between Us, Thrity Umrigar

6. A Spot of Bother, Mark Haddon

7. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

8. The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards

9. Thirteen Moons, Charles Frazier

10. Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky

Paperback Nonfiction

1. Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

2. Old Bears: The Class of 1956, Dave Newhouse

3. The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine

4. Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson

5. The Trouble with Physics, Lee Smolin

6. Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, Daniel Goleman

7. Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert

8. Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas

9. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda & the Road to 9/11, Lawrence Wright

10. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls


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