Saturday, December 18, 2010

Los Angeles Times Fiction Bestseller List--December 19, 2010

1. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
An ambitious young art dealer manipulates her way through Manhattan's high-end art world.

2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
A collection of animal tales dealing with contemporary issues.

3. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The breakdown of a Midwestern family.

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
Greg confronts puberty without his best friend.

5. The Confession by John Grisham
A man confesses to the crime for which another man is about to be executed.

6. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
A new group of heroes return to Camp Half-Blood.

7. Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
While Kay Scarpetta studies the art of CT-assisted virtual autopsy, a body is discovered that suggests a high-level conspiracy.

8. Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre
A vacationing couple help a defecting Russian criminal.

9. Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Revenge and twists of fate are underlying themes in King's most recent collection of eerie tales.

10. Cross Fire by James Patterson
Alex Cross' wedding plans are interrupted by a sniper picking off crooked D.C. politicians.

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