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Kepler's Best Sellers 08/05/07

Original post made by Susan Lider, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Aug 7, 2007

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

2. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

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

4. Divisadero, Michael Ondaatje

5. Maytrees, Annie Dillard

6. The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon

7. Boomsday, Christopher Buckley, Little Brown

8. Stalin's Ghost, Martin Cruz Smith

9. The Secret Servant, Daniel Silva

10. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke

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

2. The Making of a Story, Alice Laplante

3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

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

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Tim Weiner

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

7. The Assault on Reason, Al Gore

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

9. The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins,

10. The Diana Chronicles, Tina Brown

Paperback Fiction
1. The Emperor's Children, Claire Messud

2. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

3. The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai

4. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

5. Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky

6. Case Histories, Kate Atkinson

7. The Road, Cormac McCarthy

8. The Right Attitude to Rain, Alexander McCall Smith

9. The Black Book, Orhan Pamuk, Random House

10. The Keep, Jennifer Egan

Paperback Nonfiction
1. Running in Circles, Kim Engelmann

2. Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson

3. Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

4. Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas

5. Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

6. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell

7. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls

8. Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert

9. Growing Great Characters, Martha Engber

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


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