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Hardback bestsellers for the week ended Feb. 11, according to the New York Times:


1. Cell (Stephen King) What remains of humanity fights to survive after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone users' brains.

2. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) A murder at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a secret society.

3. Memory in Death (J.D. Robb) Lt. Eve Dallas tracks the killer of a woman who was blackmailing her; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

4. Sea Change (Robert B. Parker) Jesse Stone, the police chief of Paradise, Mass., searches for the killer of a woman whose body washed ashore.

5. The Last Templar (Raymond Khoury) A coding device stolen from an exhibit of Vatican artifacts may hold clues to the medieval Knights Templar's long-lost treasure - and their secrets.

6. Lovers & Players (Jackie Collins) After their father calls them together, Red Diamond's three sons (and their friends and relations) grapple with sex, secrets and murders on both coasts.

7. Gone (Lisa Gardner) A former FBI profiler searches for the kidnapper of his ex-wife.

8. The Hostage (W.E.B. Griffin) An Army officer probes the murder of an American diplomat and the kidnapping of his wife, whose brother is linked to the Iraq oil-for-food scandal.

9. Outbound Flight (Timothy Zahn) In a new Star Wars novel, a Jedi mission to colonize worlds beyond the known galaxy becomes a fight for survival.

10. The Hunt Club (John Lescroart) A private investigator, a homicide detective and their friends search for the murderer of a local judge.


1. Marley & Me (John Grogan) A newspaper columnist and his wife learn some life lessons from their neurotic dog.

2. The World Is Flat (Thomas L. Friedman) A columnist for the New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy and presents an overview of globalization trends.

3. Freakonomics (Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner) A maverick scholar applies economic thinking to everything from sumo wrestlers who cheat to legalized abortion and the falling crime rate.

4. The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion) The author's attempts to come to terms with the death of her husband and the grave illness of their only daughter.

5. My Friend Leonard (James Frey) The author of the addiction memoir A Million Little Pieces remembers a helpful mobster friend.

6. Manhunt (James L. Swanson) The 12-day pursuit of John Wilkes Booth after his assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

7. You're Wearing That? (Deborah Tannen) How mothers and daughters communicate.

8. For Laci (Sharon Rocha) Laci Peterson's mother recalls her daughter and describes her killer's trial.

9. Blink (Malcolm Gladwell) The author of The Tipping Point explores the importance of hunch and instinct to the workings of the mind.

10. Our Endangered Values (Jimmy Carter) The former president warns against blurring politics and fundamentalist religion.