New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2009 Complete List Page 1

There are 263 books in the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2009 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Help

Weeks on the list: 40

by: Kathryn Stockett
Release date: Feb 10, 2009
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A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.

2. The Host

Weeks on the list: 38

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.

3. Dead And Gone

Weeks on the list: 24

by: Charlaine Harris
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Sookie Stackhouse searches for the killer of a werepanther.

4. 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.

5. The Associate

Weeks on the list: 17

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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An idealistic law-school graduate is forced to take a job at a large, brutalizing law firm.

6. The Girl Who Played With Fire

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: Jul 28, 2009
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In the second volume of the Millennium trilogy, a Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.

7. The Last Song

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Sep 08, 2009
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A 17-year-old girl spends the summer with her divorced father in North Carolina and finds many kinds of love.

8. The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle

Weeks on the list: 13

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.

9. The Lost Symbol

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Dan Brown
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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The Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon among the Masons.

10. Shanghai Girls

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Lisa See
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Two Chinese sisters in the 1930s are sold as wives to men from California, and leave their war-torn country to join them.

11. Run For Your Life

Weeks on the list: 10

by: James Patterson Michael Ledwidge
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A detective raising 10 children alone must stop a killer who has targeted New York’s rich and powerful.

12. Handle With Care

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Jodi Picoult
Release date: Mar 03, 2009
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A woman whose daughter has a dangerous birth defect must decide whether to sue her obstetrician, an old friend.

13. First Family

Weeks on the list: 10

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Apr 21, 2009
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Former Secret Service agents, now P.I.’s, search for a child abducted from a party at Camp David.

14. South Of Broad

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Pat Conroy
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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An unlikely group’s friendship from the ’60s to the ’80s, and from South Carolina to San Francisco; by the author of “The Prince of Tides.”

15. Half Broke Horses

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Jeannette Walls
Release date: Oct 06, 2009
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A re-creation of the life of the author’s grandmother, a mustang breaker, schoolteacher, ranch wife and mother of two who grew up in the Southwest in the early 20th century, by the author of “The Glass Castle.”

16. The 8Th Confession

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: Apr 27, 2009
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Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women”s Murder Club investigate a pair of killings.

17. Swimsuit

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: Jun 29, 2009
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A former cop, now a reporter for The Los Angeles Times, investigates the disappearance of a supermodel from a Hawaii hotel.

18. Pursuit Of Honor

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Vince Flynn
Release date: Oct 13, 2009
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The counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp must teach politicians about national security following a new Qaeda attack.

19. Cross Country

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Alex Cross chases the leader of a lethal teenage gang.

20. Scarpetta

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Patricia Cornwell
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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The forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta takes an assignment in New York City.

21. Heat Wave

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Richard Castle
Release date: Sep 29, 2009
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A journalist tags along with Detective Nikki Heat as she investigates the death of a New York real estate tycoon.

22. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Janet Evanovich
Release date: Jun 23, 2009
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The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum hunts a celebrity chef’s killer.

23. The Christmas Sweater

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Glenn Beck Kevin Balfe Jason Wright
Release date: Nov 11, 2008
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A boy learns from his disappointment with his mother’s gift.

24. Heart And Soul

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Maeve Binchy
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A doctor establishes a heart clinic in a Dublin neighborhood.

25. Just Take My Heart

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Mary Higgins Clark
Release date: Oct 31, 2011
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A detective who has had a heart transplant discovers that her life is at risk when she tries a murder case.

26. The White Queen

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Philippa Gregory
Release date: Aug 18, 2009
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Palace intrigue during the War of the Roses, by the author of “The Other Boleyn Girl.”

27. The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Katherine Howe
Release date: Apr 06, 2010
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A graduate student is caught up in her research on a healer accused of witchcraft in Salem.

28. Best Friends Forever

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Jennifer Weiner
Release date: Jul 14, 2009
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Childhood friends, estranged in high school, reunite years later when the popular one needs the mousy one’s help.

29. That Old Cape Magic

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Richard Russo
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A long-married couple wrestle with their dissatisfactions during a Cape Cod weekend; by the author of “Empire Falls.”

30. Alex Cross’S ‘Trial’

Weeks on the list: 7

by: James Patterson Richard DiLallo
Release date: Aug 24, 2009
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The detective Alex Cross writes a novel about his great-uncle, who fought the Klan.

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