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Kepler's Best Sellers 07/29/07

Original post made by Susan Lider, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Jul 30, 2007

Hardcover Fiction

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

2. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

3. Sammy's House, Kristin Gore

4. Michael Tolliver Lives, Armistead Maupin

5. Maytrees, Annie Dillard

6. Divisadero, Michael Ondaatje

7. The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon

8. The Children of Hurin, J. R. R. Tolkien

9. Peony in Love, Lisa See

10. On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan

Hardcover Nonfiction

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

2. The Elephant & the Dragon, Robyn Meredith

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

4. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

5. The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins

6. The World Without Us, Alan Weisman

7. Mine's Bigger: Tom Perkins & the Making of the Greatest Sailing Machine Ever Built, David Kaplan

8. The Assault on Reason, Al Gore

9. Bill & Dave: How Hewlett & Packard Built the World's Greatest Company, Michael S. Malone

10. The Shadow of the Silk Road, Colin Thubron

Paperback Fiction

1. Dot Dead, Keith Raffel

2. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

3. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

4. The Emperor's Children, Claire Messud

5. The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai

6. Snow Flower & the Secret Fan, Lisa See

7. Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky

8. Elements of Style, Wendy Wasserstein

9. Right Attitude to Rain, Alexander McCall Smith

10. Blue Shoes & Happiness, Alexander McCall Smith

Paperback Nonfiction

1. Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson

2. Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

3. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls

4. Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert

5. The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

6. The World is Flat (revised updated), Thomas Friedman,

7. Running in Circles, Kim Engelmann

8. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Nathaniel Philbrick

9. Heat, Bill Buford, Random House

10. Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas


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