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Here are last week's bestsellers according to the New York Times.


1. Blow Fly (Patricia Cornwell) No longer the chief medical examiner of Virginia, Kay Scarpetta tries to unravel a conspiracy involving the Wolfman, a killer she helped put away years earlier.

2. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) An old man who died while trying to rescue a little girl from danger discovers that all will be explained to him in the afterlife.

3. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) The murder of a curator at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a centuries-old secret society.

4. Split Second (David Baldacci) Two discredited Secret Service agents become embroiled in political intrigue and murder cases.

5. Bleachers (John Grisham) A former star quarterback returns to his Southern hometown after he learns that his high school coach, a local legend, has a terminal illness.

6. The Wedding (Nicholas Sparks) A man tries to regain his wife's love: a sequel to The Notebook.

7. Hello, Darkness (Sandra Brown) The host of a late-night radio show in Austin, Texas, finds herself the target of a killer.

8. Capital Crimes (Stuart Woods) President Will Lee and his wife, the director of central intelligence, search for an assistant who has been hunting down prominent politicians.

9. Balance of Power (Richard North Patterson) The president of the United States sets out to eliminate gun violence and destroy lobbyists known as the Sons of the Second Amendment.

10. The Pleasure of My Company (Steve Martin) A coming-of-middle age story about an eccentric named Daniel Pecan Cambridge.


1. Dude, Where's My Country? (Michael Moore) The author of Stupid White Men calls for "regime change" in Washington.

2. Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them) (Al Franken) A satirical critique of the rhetoric of right-wing pundits and politicians.

3. Who's Looking Out For You? (Bill O'Reilly) The host of The O'Reilly Factor attacks those individuals and institutions that he believes have let down the American people.

4. Every Second Counts (Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins) The second memoir by the five-time winner of the Tour de France.

5. Flyboys (James Bradley) An account of eight American airmen who were shot down and captured by the Japanese in World War II.

6. Bushwhacked (Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose) Two Texas journalists offer an indictment of the Bush administration.

7. The Great Unraveling (Paul Krugman) A volume of essays, most from the New York Times, that are "mainly about economic disappointment, bad leadership and lies of the powerful."

8. Madam Secretary (Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward) A memoir by the former secretary of state and ambassador to the United Nations.

9. Persecution (David Limbaugh) The author of Absolute Power argues that "liberals are waging war against Christianity."

10. Visits from the Afterlife (Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison) A professed psychic describes "the truth about hauntings, spirits and reunions with lost loved ones."