New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2008 Complete List Page 1

There are 149 books in the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2008 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Host

Weeks on the list: 30

by: Stephenie Meyer
Release date: Apr 26, 2010
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Aliens control the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.

2. The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle

Weeks on the list: 27

by: David Wroblewski
Release date: Jun 01, 2008
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A young mute who can communicate with dogs his family raises takes refuge with three of them in the Wisconsin woods after his uncle murders his father.

3. The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Mary Ann Shaffer Annie Barrows
Release date: Jul 29, 2008
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After World War II, a journalist seeks out Guernsey residents who resisted the Nazi occupation.

4. Love The One You’re With

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Emily Giffin
Release date: May 13, 2008
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A woman’s happy marriage is shaken when she encounters an old boyfriend.

5. Chasing Harry Winston

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Lauren Weisberger
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Three glamorous friends, New York women nearing 30, vow to change their lives.

6. The Art Of Racing In The Rain

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Garth Stein
Release date: Mar 17, 2009
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An insightful Lab-terrier mix helps his owner, a struggling race car driver.

7. The Lucky One

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Sep 30, 2008
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A Marine returning home sets out to track down the woman whose photo he found in Iraq.

8. Sail

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson Howard Roughan
Release date: Jun 09, 2008
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A sailing vacation turns into a disaster when someone attempts to destroy a family.

9. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: Sep 16, 2008
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A hacker and a journalist investigate the disappearance of a Swedish heiress 40 years earlier; the first volume in the Millennium trilogy.

10. Fearless Fourteen

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Janet Evanovich
Release date: Jun 17, 2008
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Stephanie Plum and her boyfriend Joe Morelli become involved when his cousin’s bank robbery goes bad.

11. The Beach House

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Jane Green
Release date: Jun 17, 2008
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When a widow on Nantucket learns she may lose her house, she turns it into a bed-and-breakfast. Originally published in 2008.

12. The Last Patriot

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Brad Thor
Release date: Jul 01, 2008
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Scot Harvath, a Homeland Security superagent, searches for an ancient secret that could defeat Islamic militants.

13. The Brass Verdict

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Michael Connelly
Release date: Oct 14, 2008
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Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller (the Lincoln lawyer) team up to find a killer.

14. Extreme Measures

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Vince Flynn
Release date: Oct 21, 2008
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Mitch Rapp teams up with a C.I.A. colleague to fight a terrorist cell — and the politicians who would rein them in.

15. Odd Hours

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Dean R Koontz
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Odd Thomas, who can communicate with the dead, confronts evil forces in a California coastal town.

16. Tribute

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Nora Roberts
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A former child star returns to Virginia to rehabilitate the farm owned by her grandmother, an actress who died mysteriously.

17. The Secret Servant

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Daniel Silva
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, uncovers a Russian arms sales plot.

18. The Bourne Sanction

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Eric Van Lustbader
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne pursues the leader of a Muslim terrorist group.

19. One Fifth Avenue

Weeks on the list: 7

by: C ace Bushnell
Release date: May 01, 2008
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The worlds of gossip, theater and hedge funds have one address in common.

20. The Gate House

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Nelson DeMille
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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In a sequel to “The Gold Coast” (1990) a tax attorney and his ex-wife explore a reconciliation.

21. Sundays At Tiffany’S

Weeks on the list: 6

by: James Patterson Gabrielle Charbonnet
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A woman finds an unexpected love.

22. The Lace Reader

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Brunonia Barry
Release date: Jul 29, 2008
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Secrets of a family of Salem women who foresee the future.

23. The Book Of Lies

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Brad Meltzer
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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The murder of the father of Superman’s creator, Jerry Siegel, is linked to the biblical story of Cain and Abel.

24. American Wife

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Curtis Sittenfeld
Release date: Feb 10, 2009
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A pretty librarian marries the alcoholic son of a wealthy political family who somehow becomes president.

25. The Other Queen

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Philippa Gregory
Release date: Sep 16, 2008
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The story of Mary, Queen of Scots, in captivity under Queen Elizabeth.

26. Heat Lightning

Weeks on the list: 6

by: John S ford
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Virgil Flowers investigates murder cases linked by a lemon in the mouth of each victim.

27. A Cedar Cove Christmas

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Debbie Macomber
Release date: Oct 01, 2008
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A pregnant woman shows up in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve and goes into labor in a room above a stable.

28. Divine Justice

Weeks on the list: 6

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Members of Washington’s Camel Club rally to save their leader, who is hiding out in the town of Divine, Va.

29. Nothing To Lose

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Jack Reacher exposes the secrets of a Colorado town.

30. Plague Ship

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Clive Cussler Jack Du Brul
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must determine what happened on a cruise ship full of dead bodies.

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