Mar 102009
 
1 THE SHACK, by William P. Young.
(Windblown Media, $14.99.)
A man whose daughter was abducted is invited to an isolated shack, apparently by God. (†) First Chapter
2 THE READER, by Bernhard Schlink.
(Vintage, $13.95.)
A German high school student falls in love with a former Auschwitz employee.

3 SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY’S, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet.
(Grand Central, $13.99.)
A woman finds an unexpected love.

4 FIREFLY LANE,
by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.95.) A friendship between
two women in the Pacific Northwest endures for more than three decades
as they make different choices in their lives.
5
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
, by Richard Yates.
(Vintage, $14.95.)
Frank and April Wheeler, a beautiful young couple living in 1950s America, see their supposedly perfect life come undone.

6* AMERICAN WIFE, by Curtis Sittenfeld.
(Random House, $15.)
A pretty librarian marries the alcoholic scion of a wealthy political family who somehow becomes president. First Chapter

7 A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, by Khaled Hosseini.
(Riverhead, $16.)
A friendship between two Afghan women against the backdrop of 30 years of war.

8 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, by Vikas Swarup.
(Scribner, $15.)
A poor orphan in India is arrested and must explain himself after winning big on a TV quiz show.

9 STILL ALICE, by Lisa Genova.
(Pocket, $15.)
A 50-year-old Harvard professor is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

10 PEOPLE OF THE BOOK, by Geraldine Brooks.
(Penguin, $15.)
An expert unlocks the secrets of a rare manuscript.
11 THE ALCHEMIST, by Paulo Coelho.
(HarperOne, $13.95.)
A Spanish shepherd boy travels to Egypt in search of treasure.

12 WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen.
(Algonquin, $13.95.)
A young man — and an elephant — save a Depression-era circus.

13 THE WHITE TIGER,
by Aravind Adiga. (Free Press, $14.) A chauffeur in India relates the
story of his transformation from manservant to entrepreneur to
murderer; the winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

14* THE APPEAL, by John Grisham.
(Delta, $14.)
Political and legal intrigue ensue when a Mississippi court rules against a company accused of dumping toxic waste. 
15 THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, by Junot Díaz.
(Riverhead, $14.)
A nerdy Dominican-American struggles to escape a family curse.

16 THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG, by Muriel Barbery.
(Europa, $15.)
A young girl and a widowed concierge, both closet intellectuals, become friends.

17 LOVING FRANK, by Nancy Horan.
(Ballantine, $14.)
A story of the romance between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney. First Chapter

18 THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, by Sue Monk Kidd.
(Penguin, $15 and $14.)
In South Carolina in 1964, a teenage girl tries to discover the secret to her mother’s past.
19 THE KITE RUNNER, by Khaled Hosseini.
(Riverhead, $15.95 and $14.)
An Afghan-American returns to Kabul to learn how a childhood friend has fared.

20 OUT STEALING HORSES, by Per Petterson.
(Picador, $14.)
In a remote cabin, a Norwegian man circles around his memories. First Chapter
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  4 Responses to “Current NY Times Best Sellers (Trade Fiction)”

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  1. I have “The Shack” i have not read it yet!! i heard that it is deep! I read “FireFly Lane” loved it…cried great book.

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  2. I just finished Firefly Lane last weekend and I really enjoyed it too

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  3. several on there that I’ve already read! I’m hoping to get THE READER soon.
    oh I thought of you today when I downloaded a couple Prince songs 😉

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  4. I have read #2, #3 and currently reading #5.

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