Local bestsellersbased on sales at select area bookstores fiction
1. Sail, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan ($27.99, Little, Brown and Company). Someone is trying to kill a widow and her family.
2. Phantom Prey, by John Sandford ($26.95, Putnam). A widow finds blood everywhere and her daughter is missing.
3. Nothing to Lose, by Lee Child ($27, Delacorte). A new Jack Reacher novel.
4. The Boat, by Nam Le ($22.95, Bond Street Books). Short stories of people and fate.
5. Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri ($25, Knopf). Eight stories of exile, identity, disappointment and maturation.
nonfiction 1. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris ($25.99, Little, Brown). Series of essays.
2. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch ($21.95, Hyperion). A guide to a rich and satisfying life.
3. What Happened, by Scott McClellan ($27.95, PublicAffairs). A look at Bush's administration.
4. The Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston, Mario Spezi ($25.99, Grand Central Publishing). A writer pursues the story of a serial killer.
5. The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria ($25.95, W.W. Norton). An assessment of where American is today and where it's going.
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