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Hardback bestsellers for the week ended Oct. 2, according to theNew York Times.


1 The Lucky One(Nicholas Sparks) A Marine returning home sets out to find the woman whose photo he found in Iraq.

2 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle(David Wroblewski) A mute takes refuge with three dogs after his father's death.

3 One Fifth Avenue(Candace Bushnell) The worlds of gossip, theater and hedge funds.

4 Heat Lightning(John Sandford) Virgil Flowers investigates murder cases linked by a lemon in the mouth of each victim.

5 Tsar(Ted Bell) The Kremlin has a brutal killer working for it in America.


1 The Snowball(Alice Schroeder) The life of Warren Buffett.

2 Dewey(Vicki Myron with Bret Witter) The kitten left in the book slot of a library.

3 Hot, Flat, and Crowded(Thomas L. Friedman) How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist.

4 A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity(Bill O'Reilly) The commentator on his upbringing and career.

5 The Limits of Power(Andrew Bacevich) Americans are responsible for the country's woes.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1 The Last Lecture(Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow) Thoughts on "seizing every moment."

2 Giada's Kitchen(Giada De Laurentiis) A collection of 100 Italian recipes.

3 Guinness World Records 2009(edited by Craig Glenday)Tallest, fastest, youngest, most.

4 The Secret(Rhonda Byrne) The law of attraction.

5 Before You Do(T.D. Jakes) How your choices affect your relationships, marriage and family.

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