1. Archive


Hardback bestsellers for the week ended July 14, according to the New York Times.


1 The Quickie (James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge) A police officer's attempt to get back at her husband goes dangerously awry.

2 High Noon (Nora Roberts) A hostage negotiator faces her unknown stalker.

3 A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini) A friendship between two Afghan women in a time of war.

4 Lean Mean Thirteen (Janet Evanovich) Stephanie Plum becomes a suspect when her ex-husband disappears.

5 Bungalow 2 (Danielle Steel) A writer deals with Hollywood success in her family life.


1 Lone Survivor (Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson) The only survivor of a Navy SEAL operation in Afghanistan describes his escape.

2 Quiet Strength (Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker) A memoir by the ex-Bucs coach, the first black coach to win a Super Bowl.

3 The Diana Chronicles (Tina Brown) The Princess' romance with the media.

4 Happy Endings (Jim Norton) Raunchy essays from the radio personality.

5 A Long Way Gone (Ishmael Beah) Memoirs of a child soldier from Sierra Leone.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1 The Secret (Rhonda Byrne) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.

2 The Dangerous Book for Boys (Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden) Skipping stones, tying knots and other activities.

3 21 Pounds in 21 Days (Roni DeLuz with James Hester) A detox diet from the owner of the Martha's Vineyard Holistic Retreat.

4 The Weight Loss Cure "They" Don't Want You To Know About (Kevin Trudeau) How hormones and supplements affect your diet.

5 The Best Life Diet (Bob Greene) The Total Body Makeover author offers a lifelong diet plan.