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Published Aug. 6, 2007


Hardback bestsellers for the week ended July 21, according to the New York Times.


1 A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini) A friendship between two women against the backdrop of war in Afghanistan.

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

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

4 The Tin Roof Blowdown (James Lee Burke) Detective Dave Robicheaux copes with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

5 Lean Mean Thirteen (Janet Evanovich) Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is a suspect when her ex-husband disappears.


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

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

3 God Is Not Great (Christopher Hitchens) Religion as a malignant force in the world.

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

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 The Weight Loss Cure "They" Don't Want You to Know About (Kevin Trudeau) Dieting using hormones and supplements.

4 21 Pounds in 21 Days (Roni DeLuz with James Hester) A detox diet from the owner of the Martha's Vineyard Holistic Retreat.

5 The 4-Hour Workweek (Timothy Feriss) Restructuring your life so it's not all about work.