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NYT Best Sellers for April 3, 2011

Get the latest at ACLS from the NYT Best Sellers List.

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

LIVE WIRE, by Harlan Coben. (Penguin Group.) Myron Bolitar’s search for a missing rock star leads to questions about his own missing brother.

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen. (Algonquin.) After the death of his parents in a car accident, a young veterinary student — and an elephant — save a Depression-era circus.

THE LINCOLN LAWYER, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) Routinely doing business from his Lincoln Town Cars, the bottom-feeding attorney Mickey Haller is asked to defend the scion of a wealthy family who might not be guilty of a murderous crime.

SING YOU HOME, by Jodi Picoult. (Simon & Schuster.) Picoult takes on the issue of gay rights in this novel about a music therapist who desperately wants a child.

TOYS, by James Patterson and Neil McMahon. (Little, Brown.) Hays Baker, a top operative for the Agency of Change and a national hero, suddenly finds himself a hunted fugitive who must fight to save humans from extinction.

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf Doubleday.) The third volume of the Millennium trilogy, about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.

NIGHT ROAD, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s.) Three teenagers make a calamitous decision that changes the course of their lives.

THE SATURDAY BIG TENT WEDDING PARTY, by Alexander McCall Smith. (Knopf Doubleday.) Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s No. 1 Lady Detective, is asked to investigate the killing of two cows at a remote cattle post.

LEAVING, by Karen Kingsbury. (Zondervan.) Bailey Flanigan is determined to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to audition for a Broadway show.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf Doubleday.) A hacker and a journalist investigate the disappearance of a Swedish heiress 40 years earlier.

LOVE YOU MORE, by Lisa Gardner. (Random House.) Detective D. D. Warren must solve the case of a dead husband, a battered wife and a missing child.

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf Doubleday.) In the second volume of the Millennium trilogy, a Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.

CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese. (Knopf Doubleday.) Twin brothers, conjoined at birth and then separated, grow up amid the political turmoil of Ethiopia.

THE JUNGLE, by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul. (Penguin Group.) Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon undertake rescue operations from Afghanistan to Myanmar.

THE PARIS WIFE, by Paula McLain. (Random House.) Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, narrates this novel set in Paris.


COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus and the angels during an emergency appendectomy.

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot. (Crown.) The story of a woman whose cancer cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.

THE SOCIAL ANIMAL, by David Brooks. (Random House.) Brooks creates two imaginary people, Harold and Erica, to illustrate his understanding of the human mind, the wellsprings of action and the causes of success and failure.

MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN, by Joshua Foer. (Penguin Group.) A journalist who covered a mnemonics championship tries competing himself.

RED, by Sammy Hagar. (HarperCollins.) Hagar tells of his tear through rock, from his first break with Montrose to his role as the front man of Van Halen

UNFAMILIAR FISHES, by Sarah Vowell. (Penguin Group.) A wry look at the odd and exceptional history of Hawaii.

PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE, by Michio Kaku. (Knopf Doubleday.) An examination of innovative developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics and space travel.

DECISION POINTS, by George W. Bush. (Crown.) The former president’s memoir discusses his Christianity and the end of his drinking; his relationships with members of his family; and critical White House decisions on 9/11, Iraq and Katrina.

THE THE DRESSMAKER OF KHAIR KHANA, by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. (HarperCollins.) Aan unlikely Afghan entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban.

CLEOPATRA, by Stacy Schiff. (Little, Brown.) This biography portrays the Macedonian-Egyptian queen in all her ambition, audacity and formidable intelligence.

INSIDE OF A DOG, by Alexandra Horowitz. (Simon & Schuster.) What the world is like from a dog’s point of view.

BLOOD, BONES, AND BUTTER, by Gabrielle Hamilton. (Random House.) A memoir by the chef and owner of the Manhattan restaurant Prune.

JESUS OF NAZARETH, by Joseph Ratzinger. (Ignatius Press.) Pope Benedict XVI challenges readers to grapple with the meaning of Jesus’ life.

THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls. (Simon & Schuster.) The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she and her siblings were constantly moved from place to place.


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