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NYT Best Sellers for May 1, 2011

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COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

WATER FOR ELEPHANTSby 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 SIXTH MAN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) The lawyer for an alleged serial killer is murdered, and two former Secret Service agents are on the case.

SOMETHING BORROWED, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s.) A maid of honor to her charmed friend, Rachel White has always played by the rules. But that changes on her 30th birthday.

THE HELPby Kathryn Stockett. (Penguin Group.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.

A GAME OF THRONES, by George R. R. Martin. (Random House.) In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering.

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION

HEAVEN IS FOR REALby 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.

BOSSYPANTS, by Tina Fey. (Little, Brown.) A memoir from the creator of “30 Rock.”

UNBROKENby 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.

LIBERTY DEFINED, by Ron Paul. (Grand Central.) The Texas congressman examines 50 controversial issues.


COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION – Continued

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.

THE FIFTH WITNESS, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) The defense lawyer Mickey Haller represents a woman facing home foreclosure who is accused of killing a banker.

EVE, by Iris Johansen. (St. Martin’s.) The forensic sculptor Eve Duncan searches for answers to the mystery of her daughter’s disappearance.

CHASING FIRE, by Nora Roberts. (Penguin Group.) A smoke jumper faces a new season of firefighting in Montana after the loss of her partner.

THE LAND OF THE PAINTED CAVESby Jean M. Auel. (Crown.) The latest volume in a series that began with “The Clan of the Cave Bear,” set during the ice age.

THE SEARCH, by Nora Roberts. (Penguin Group.) A canine search-and-rescue trainer has found peace after losing her fiancé to a serial killer. But her life is shaken by a new man and a copycat murderer.

I’LL WALK ALONEby Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster.) A woman haunted by the disappearance of her young son discovers that someone has stolen her identity.

QUICKSILVER, by Amanda Quick. (Penguin Group.) In this Arcane Society novel set in Victorian London, two paranormal talents must find a murderer before they become the next victims.

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.

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 – Continued

I’M OVER ALL THAT, by Shirley MacLaine. (Simon & Schuster.) The actress offers observations on what remains important to her.

IDEA MAN, by Paul Allen. (Penguin Group.) The co-founder of Microsoft details the early years of the software giant and his relationship with his former partner, Bill Gates.

ALL THAT IS BITTER AND SWEET, by Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers. (Random House.) A memoir by the actress and humanitarian.

SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY, selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy. (Hyperion.) Poems that inspired the former first daughter.

THE SOCIAL ANIMALby 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.

BORN TO RUN, by Christopher McDougall. (Knopf Doubleday.) Secrets of distance running from a Mexican Indian tribe.

THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. (Simon & Schuster.) An oncologist’s history of cancer and its treatment covers both the eureka moments and the decades of despair

RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION, by Andrew Breitbart. (Grand Central.) The commentator and Web entrepreneur charts his path from “cultural liberal” to “conservative cultural warrior.”

ONWARD, by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon. (Rodale.) Schultz tells of his second stint as the C.E.O. of Starbucks and how he helped return the company to profitability.

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


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