NYT Fiction Bestseller Debuts, 5/3

#2 NYT Fiction
#19 USA Today General

Look Again
Lisa Scottoline
Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – (2009-04-14)
ISBN-10: 0312380720
ISBN-13: 9780312380724

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#10 NYT Fiction
Boneman’s Daughters

Prepub reviews were dismal for this Christian fiction title about a serial killer, but PW admitted there might be a certain audience for the book; “Those with an insatiable appetite for thrillers about creepy, sadistic killers of young women should be satisfied”

BoneMan’s Daughters
Ted Dekker
Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Center Street – (2009-04-14)
ISBN-10: 1599951959
ISBN-13: 9781599951959

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#11 NYT Fiction
One Second After has been moving steadily up the extended list for three weeks and now moves on to the main list.

One Second After
William R. Forstchen
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Forge Books – (2009-03-17)
ISBN-10: 0765317583
ISBN-13: 9780765317582

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#12 NYT Fiction
#96 USA Today General
Prayers for Sale got a starred review in Booklist; “Fans of Lee Smith (Fair and Tender Ladies, 1988), Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees, 2002), and Kaye Gibbons (Charms for the Easy Life, 2003), will love this book.”

The author’s revious titles, Tallgrass and New Mercies went on the Denver and Indie list. This is the author’s first title on the  NYT list.

Prayers for Sale
Sandra Dallas
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – (2009-04-14)
ISBN-10: 0312385188
ISBN-13: 9780312385187

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#13 NYT Fiction
#147 USA Today General

Last in the Jessica Darling series.

Perfect Fifths
Megan McCafferty
Price: $22.00
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Crown – (2009-04-14)
ISBN-10: 0307346528
ISBN-13: 9780307346520

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#19 Extended NYT Fiction

The Geometry of Sisters
Luanne Rice
Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam – (2009-04-14)
ISBN-10: 0553805134
ISBN-13: 9780553805130

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#31 Extended NYT Fiction

The Song Is You has been reviewed widely in the consumer press, with wide-ranging reactions, from Michiko Kakutani in the NYT

…reads like a maladroit mash-up of the romantic comedy “Sleepless in Seattle,” in which the hero and heroine meet in real life only in the last reel, and one of those creepy, straight-to-video movies, in which a famous beauty is pursued around the world by an obsessive fan.

to the San Francisco Chronicle,

…takes on loneliness, alienation, middle age and what it means to feel passé and weighted down by your past – “older than baseball players (even knuckleballers).” Yet despite these sober concerns, Phillips’ sparkling prose makes for a seriously fun read.

The Song Is You
Arthur Phillips
Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Random House – (2009-04-07)
ISBN-10: 1400066468
ISBN-13: 9781400066469

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#33 Extended NYT Fiction

Miss Julia Delivers the Goods
Ann B. Ross
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult – (2009-04-16)
ISBN-10: 0670020656
ISBN-13: 9780670020652

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#34 Extended NYT Fiction

The debut story collection, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned has been reviewed widely and admiringly in the consumer press. Reserves are heavy on light ordering in some large libraries.

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories
Wells Tower
Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux – (2009-03-17)
ISBN-10: 0374292191
ISBN-13: 9780374292195

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