NY Times Bestsellers 112909

November 29, 2009

Here are the current New York Times Bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson 2. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King 3. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown 4. FORD COUNTY, by John Grisham 5. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett Hardcover Nonfiction: 1. GOING […]

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Fleeced by Dick Morris

November 26, 2009

Summary: Fleeced, by former (now disgruntled) Clinton administration adviser Dick Morris, carries the very long subtitle of: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies That Help Iran, and Washington Lobbyists for Foreign Governments Are Scamming Us … and What to Do About It. […]

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NY Times Bestsellers 112309

November 23, 2009

Here are the current NY Times Bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King 2. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown 3. FORD COUNTY, by John Grisham 4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett 5. THE LACUNA, by Barbara Kingsolver Hardcover Nonfiction: 1. OPEN, by Andre […]

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The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

November 21, 2009

Summary (with spoilers): The Screwtape Letters is an epistolary novel in which author C.S. Lewis presents his ideas of the Christian faith. He writes from the point of view of Screwtape, who is a senior demon in the “Lowerarchy” of Hell. One of Screwtape’s duties is to mentor junior demons, including Wormwood, whom Screwtape refers […]

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

November 19, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is an epistolary novel that takes place in 1946, shortly after the conclusion of World War II. Thirty-something Juliet Ashton is a promising author whose first book was a minor success, and who is now being pressured by publisher (and good friend) Sidney […]

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The Likeness by Tana French

November 17, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): It’s a few months after Operation Vestal took a huge toll on the Dublin Murder Squad, particularly Detectives Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox. Ryan was so messed up that he transferred out of town, and Cassie ended up moving to the less demanding Domestic Violence squad. She seems to be happy […]

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NY Times Bestsellers 111509

November 15, 2009

Here are this week’s New York Times Bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. FORD COUNTY, by John Grisham 2. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown 3. KINDRED IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb 4. THE GATHERING STORM, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson 5. THE LACUNA, by Barbara Kingsolver […]

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9 Dragons by Michael Connelly

November 13, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): LAPD detective Harry Bosch is back in action, and this time it’s personal. While investigating the murder of an elderly Chinese liquor store owner in L.A., Bosch picks up a suspect who reputedly has links to a triad — some kind of ancient Chinese gang. The cops don’t have any real […]

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A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

November 11, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): Tassie Keltjin is a 20-year-old college student from a small, Midwestern farming community. During winter break, instead of wanting to travel new york or do anything exciting, Tassie applies for a nanny position and is hired by Sarah Brink, a forty-something woman who is getting ready to adopt a child with […]

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NY Times Bestsellers 110809

November 8, 2009

Here are the top sellers in some of the more popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. THE GATHERING STORM, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson 2. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown 3. TRUE BLUE, by David Baldacci 4. LAST NIGHT IN TWISTED RIVER, by John Irving 5. PURSUIT OF HONOR, by Vince Flynn Hardcover Nonfiction: […]

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