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Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec. 20, 2009


1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)

2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)

3. The Road by Cormac McCarthy ($14.95)

4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ($14)

5. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee ($15)

6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15)

7. Push by Sapphire ($13)

8. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein ($14.99)

9. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith ($12.95)

10. The Private Patient by P.D. James ($15)


1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15)

2. The Blind Side by Michael Lewis ($13.95)

3. Hot, Flat and Crowded 2.0 by Thomas L. Friedman


4. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher ($13.99)

5. Julie & Julia by Julie Powell ($14.99)

6. Our Choice by Al Gore ($26.99)

7. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell ($14.99)

8. My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme ($15)

9. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell ($15.99)

10. How to Take Over Teh Wurld by Professor Happycat and icanhascheezburger.com


Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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