NY Times Bestsellers for 51709

May 17, 2009

dead-and-gone Charlaine Harris’s Dead and Gone was the top selling hardcover fiction novel of the week, displacing James Patterson’s 8th Confession from the No. 1 spot. Another new entry, Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk came in at No. 3, but otherwise, there was no major movement on that list.

Other notable titles cracking the various lists include Audition by Barbara Walters, which is No. 2 in Paperback Nonfiction, Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, which has been selling very well (again) thanks to the movie tie-in, and Michael J. Fox’s Always Looking Up.

Here are the Top 5 sellers in some of the more popular categories.

Hardcover Fiction:

1. DEAD AND GONE, by Charlaine Harris
2. THE 8TH CONFESSION, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3. PYGMY, by Chuck Palahniuk
4. FIRST FAMILY, by David Baldacci
5. TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT, by Alexander McCall Smith

Hardcover Nonfiction:

1. LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, by Mark R. Levin
2. ALWAYS LOOKING UP, by Michael J. Fox
3. RESILIENCE, by Elizabeth Edwards
4. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
5. THE GIRLS FROM AMES, by Jeffrey Zaslow

Paperback Trade Fiction:

1. VISION IN WHITE, by Nora Roberts
2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young
3. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer
4. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
5. CITY OF THIEVES, by David Benioff

Paperback Mass Market Fiction:

1. SAIL, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
2. ANGELS AND DEMONS, by Dan Brown
3. PHANTOM PREY, by John Sandford
4. ODD HOURS, by Dean Koontz
5. BURNING WILD, by Christine Feehan

Paperback Nonfiction:

1. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
2. AUDITION, by Barbara Walters
3. LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
4. IN DEFENSE OF FOOD, by Michael Pollan
5. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert

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