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Los Angeles Times bestsellers for May 10, 2009

Fiction weeks on list1.First Family by David Baldacci (Grand Central: $27.99) A child is kidnapped from a birthday party held at Camp David.2 2.Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death.42 3.Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon: $23.95) In the latest installment of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Precious Ramotswe finds herself in need of her own detection talents.1 4.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in sports to toughen him up.155.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial Press: $22) A writer corresponds with islanders after German occupation.396.Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) The final book in the "Twilight" saga finds Bella choosing immortality.397.Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster: $25.95) The case of a man accused of murdering his wife reveals a medical phenomenon.28.The 8th Confession by James Patterson (Little, Brown : $27.99) The murders of a priest and high society couple test the limits of the Women's Murder Club.19.Long Lost by Harlan Coben (Dutton: $27.95) Private eye Myron Bolitar takes the case of a woman accused of murdering her ex.5 10.The Associate by John Grisham (Doubleday: $27.95) A law school grad's dark secret is used to blackmail him into stealing files from a law firm, putting his life in danger.13 11.Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster: $24) The lives of two married British journalists and a Nigerian teenager collide. 8 12.The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) Aliens take over the minds of humans. 36 13.The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf: $24.95) A journalist explores the cold-case disappearance of a Swedish teen heiress. 14 14.The Women by T.C. Boyle (Viking: $27.95) Frank Lloyd Wright's life as told by four women who loved him. 11 15.Night and Day by Robert B. Parker (Putnam: $25.95) In the eighth Jesse Stone novel, it's up to the police chief to catch a voyeur dubbed "The Night Hawk." 2Nonfiction 1.Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $27.99) An exploration of the background of high achievers.24 2.Liberty and Tyranny by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions: $25) The talk-radio personality's call to revitalize the conservative vision in America.6 3.Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey ( Amistad: $23.99) The talk-show host lets women inside the mind-set of a man.13 4.Mommywood by Tori Spelling (Simon Spotlight Entertainment: $25) The actress reveals the struggles to raise normal kids in Hollywood.25.Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox (Hyperion: $25.99) The actor's emotional and spiritual outlook in his struggle with Parkinson's disease.56.The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion: $21.95) A professor's terminal cancer inspires a call to seize life's moments. 527.The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words: $23.95) Life's secrets, distilled. 1078.Columbine by Dave Cullen (Twelve: $26.99) A journalist reconstructs the psychological journey of two teenage boys who became killers. 39.Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber (Viking: $25.95) The cancer survivor and psychiatry professor promotes lifestyle changes to prevent carcinogenic influences.1 10.Cloris by Cloris Leachman ( Kensington: $24) The award-winning actress discusses her life and career in the spotlight.2 11.House of Cards by William D. Cohan (Doubleday: $27.95) A narrative chronicling the fall of Bear Stearns and the Wall Street meltdown.7 12.Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (Simon & Schuster: $21) The actress and writer's humorous confession to alcoholism, drug addiction and mental breakdowns. 7 13.Breakthrough by Suzanne Somers (Crown: $25.95) Advice on healthy living and the newest treatments for longevity.11 14.The Inaugural Address 2009 by Barack Obama (Penguin: $12) A keepsake edition commemorating the inauguration of the 44th president.10 15.A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall (Broadway: $21.95) The relationship among two men and a lion adopted from Harrods and set free in Africa. 5

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