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Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 25, 2009

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Fiction weeks on list1.Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 27 2.Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) The final book in the "Twilight" saga finds Bella choosing immortality.24 3.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.24 4.A Mercy by Toni Morrison (Knopf: $23.95) A slave girl is sold by her mother in late-1600s America to give her a better life.85.Netherland by Joseph O'Neill (Pantheon: $23.95) An equities analyst's life is upended after Sept. 11, when his wife and son flee New York for London. 76.Black Ops by W.E.B. Griffin (Putnam: $26.95) A task force agent tracks down terrorists who murdered an American diplomat in Buenos Aires.27.The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco: $25.95) A mute dog breeder is banished by his uncle à la "Hamlet."268.Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf: $25) Stories of immigrants and their children struggling with U.S. culture. 209.The Private Patient by P.D. James (Knopf: $25.95) A murder investigation focuses on the staff of a plastic-surgery clinic.7 10.Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press: $27.95) A bounty hunter tracks a killer lurking in the woods of New Jersey.2 11.The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) Aliens take over the minds of humans. 23 12.2666 by Roberto Bolaño (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $30) Greed, murder and desperation haunt a U.S.-Mexico border town.8 13.The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (Children's High Level Group: $12.99) A collection of five fairy tales inspired by the " Harry Potter" series.5 14.Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell (Little, Brown: $24.99) A hit man in witness protection is discovered working as a doctor by a former mob associate. 1 15.The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (Harper: $29.95) A couple seek to reconstruct their lives after a tragic school shooting in Colorado. 8Nonfiction 1.Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $27.99) An exploration of the background of high achievers.9 2.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. 37 3.Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (Simon & Schuster: $21) The actress and writer's humorous confession to alcoholism, drug addiction and mental breakdowns.3 4.Guilty by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum: $27.95) The political commentator accuses liberals of always playing the victim. 15.Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central: $19.99) The impact that a cat named Dewey Readmore Books had on an Iowa library and its patrons.166.The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman (W.W. Norton: $24.95) A look to the past for the causes of the credit crisis.37. Annie Leibovitz at Work by Annie Leibovitz (Random House: $40) The photographer dissects and explains the making of her favorite photos. 88.Goodnight Bush by Erich Origen and Gan Golan (Little, Brown: $14.99) A parody of the children's classic "Goodnight Moon." 249.American Lightning by Howard Blum (Crown: $24.95)The story of the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building in 1910.3 10.Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $27.95) Solutions to overpopulation and the global-warming crisis.1711.What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (Knopf: $21) A writer reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life. 212.When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $25.99) Musings on life and smoking. 2513.Force of Nature by Laird Hamilton (Rodale Books: $27.95) A peek inside the life of the big wave surfer.314.Pieces of My Heart by Robert J. Wagner and Scott Eyman (HarperEntertainment: $25.95) 515.Why We Suck by Denis Leary (Viking: 3 $26.95) The comedian's biting commentary on the state of the world. 4

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