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1. Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn (Atria, $26.95). Mitch Rapp looks into the destruction of Iran's secret nuclear weapons facility.

2. Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $26.95.) Cornwell's 15th novel to feature Dr. Kay Scarpetta delivers her trademark grisly crime scenes, but lacks the coherence and emotional resonance of earlier books.

3. Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon (Viking, $26.95). Karon introduces Father Tim, the beloved Episcopal priest who returns to his childhood town of Holly Springs where he reconnects with old friends and battles some old demons.

4. World Without End by Ken Follett (Dutton, $35) "World Without End" breathes new life into the epic historical novel.

5. Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (Doubleday, $26.95). Third-string quarterback Rick Dockery finds refuge in the grungiest corner of professional football, the Italian National Football League as quarterback of the inept but full-of-heart Parma Panthers.

6. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $24.99). A new tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we'll never have to make.

7. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $25.95). Harrowing portrait of two wives in Afghanistan.

8. Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $27). Steel checks in with a Bay Area earthquake that shakes up the lives of three beautiful, talented yet somehow unfulfilled women.

9. A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine, $24.95). Princess Meredith NicEssus of the Unseelie Court finally reaches an elusive goal in Hamilton's seductive sixth Meredith Gentry paranormal romance.

10. The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $24.99). In her highly anticipated second novel, Sebold strikes two notes: grim and grimmer.



1. You: Staying Young by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. (Free Press, $26). The body is the most fascinating machine ever created, and nobody talks about it in ways that are as illuminating and compelling as Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

2. I Am America (and So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert (Grand Central, $26.99) Colbert bravely takes on the forces aligned to destroy our country - whether they be terrorists, environmentalists, or Kashi brand breakfast cereals.

3. Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day by Joel Osteen (Free Press). Joel Osteen offers seven simple yet profound action steps that will help readers discover the better things they were born for... their individual purpose and destiny.

4. Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld (Collins, $24.95) How can average parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition and avoiding bad eating habits?

5. The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan & Miriam Peskowitz (Collins, $24.95). The manual for everything that girls need to know.

6. Clapton by Eric Clapton (Broadway, $26) Readers hoping for sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll won't be disappointed by the legendary guitarist's autobiography.

7. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Atrial/Beyond Words, $23.95). Inspirational book about personal transformation.

8. Basic Black by Cathie Black (Crown Business, $24.95). The essential guide for getting ahead at work and in life.

9. Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson (Simon & Schuster, $26). Valerie Wilson retired from the CIA in January 2006, and now she sets the record straight.

10. The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan (Penguin Press, $35). Memoirs from the former Federal Reserve chairman.

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