PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

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Posted: Nov 06, 2009 11:24 AM

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. "The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time)" by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson (TOR Books)

2. "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown (Doubleday)

3. "True Blue" by David Baldacci (Grand Central)

4. "The Scarpetta Factor" by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult)

5. "Pursuit of Honor: A Novel" by Vince Flynn (Atria)

6. "Last Night in Twisted River" by John Irving (Random House)

7. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam/Amy Einhorn)

8. "Nine Dragons" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

9. "Grave Secret" by Charlaine Harris (Berkley)

10. "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)

11. "Southern Lights: A Novel" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press)

12. "Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel" by Jeannette Walls (Scribner)

13. "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt)

14. "A Touch of Dead" by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

15. "Angel Time" by Anne Rice (Knopf)

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. "The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy" by Bill Simmons (Ballantine/ESPN)

2. "SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance" by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (William Morrow)

3. "Have a Little Faith: A True Story" by Mitch Albom (Hyperion)

4. "What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)

5. "Arguing With Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government" by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions)

6. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl" by Ree Drummond (William Morrow Cookbooks)

7. "Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer--And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place" by Suzanne Somers (Crown Publishing)

8. "Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System---and Themselves" by Andrew Ross Sorkin (Viking)

9. "True Compass: A Memoir" by Edward M. Kennedy (Twelve)

10. "Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Company)

11. "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters" by Chesley B. Sullenberg with Jeffrey Zaslow (William Morrow)

12. "The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat " by Tal Ronnen (Morrow)

13. "Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You " by Deepak Chopra (Harmony)

14. "My Life Outside the Ring" by Hulk Hogan with Mark Dagostino (St. Martin's Press)

15. "Jim Cramer's Getting Back To Even" by James J. Cramer with Cliff Mason (Simon & Schuster)

MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS

1. "The Associate" by John Grisham (Dell)

2. "The Untamed Bride" by Stephanie Laurens (Avon)

3. "Cross Country" by James Patterson (Vision)

4. "Deadlock" by Iris Johansen (St. Martin's Paperbacks)

5. "Hot on Her Heels" by Susan Mallery (HQN)

6. "Bound to Shadows" by Keri Arthur (Dell)

7. "Star Wars 501st: an Imperial Commando Novel" by Karin Traviss (LucasBooks)

8. "Angels at Christmas" by Debbie Macomber (Mira)

9. "Your Heart Belongs to Me" by Dean Koontz (Random House)

10. "Queen of Song and Souls" by C.L. Wilson (Leisure Books)

11. "While My Sister Sleeps" by Barbara Delinsky (Anchor)

12. "Heat Lightning" by John Sandford (Berkley)

13. "To Desire a Devil" by Elizabeth Hoyt (Vision)

14. "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell (Berkley)

15. "The Wicked Duke Takes a Wife" by Jillian Hunter (Ballantine Books)

TRADE PAPERBACKS

1. "Bed of Roses" by Nora Roberts (Berkley)

2. "Push" by Sapphire (Vintage)

3. "The Shack" by William P. Young (Windblown Media)

4. "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (Little, Brown)

5. "Olive Kitteredge" by Elizabeth Strout (Random House Trade Paperbacks)

6. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

7. "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger (Mariner Books)

8. "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial)

9. "The Glass Castle: A Memoir" by Jeannette Walls (Scribner)

10. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" (Garth Stein) (Harper)

11. "Run for Your Life" by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Grand Central)

12. "Freakonomics" by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (Harper Perennial)

13. "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" by Tucker Max (Citadel)

14. "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford (Ballantine Books)

15. "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Penguin)

(This version CORRECTS Correct title and publisher for 'The Book of Basketball')