New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2010 Complete List Page 1

There are 262 books in the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2010 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Help

Weeks on the list: 52

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 Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’S Nest

Weeks on the list: 29

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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The third volume of the Millennium trilogy, about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.

3. Dead In The Family

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Charlaine Harris
Release date: May 04, 2010
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Sookie Stackhouse is exhausted in the aftermath of a Fae war.

4. The Lost Symbol

Weeks on the list: 16

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

5. Freedom

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Jonathan Franzen
Release date: Aug 31, 2010
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A family of Midwestern liberals during the Bush years.

6. The Girl Who Played With Fire

Weeks on the list: 14

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. Safe Haven

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Aug 02, 2011
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A young woman, while putting down roots in a small North Carolina town, is haunted by a dark secret from her past.

8. Cross Fire

Weeks on the list: 13

by: James Patterson
Release date: Nov 15, 2010
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Tracking the murderer of a relative, Alex Cross discovers a wild Washington scene with explosive secrets.

9. Matterhorn

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Karl Marlantes
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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Marines in Vietnam in 1969.

10. House Rules

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Jodi Picoult
Release date: Nov 09, 2010
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A teenage boy with Asperger’s syndrome is accused of murder.

11. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Weeks on the list: 11

by: David Sedaris
Release date: Sep 28, 2010
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The humorist looks at human nature through stories with animals as characters.

12. Fall Of Giants

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Ken Follett
Release date: Aug 30, 2011
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Five interrelated families from five countries are caught in the upheavals of World War I and the Russian Revolution.

13. The Lion

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Nelson DeMille
Release date: Jun 08, 2010
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John Corey, now a federal agent, pursues a Libyan terrorist who has returned to America bent on revenge.

14. The Passage

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Justin Cronin
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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More than a hundred years in the future, a small group resists the vampires who have taken over North America.

15. The Overton Window

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Glenn Beck
Release date: Jun 15, 2010
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A public relations executive and the woman he loves fight to expose a conspiracy to transform America.

16. The Last Song

Weeks on the list: 10

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.

17. American Assassin

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Vince Flynn
Release date: Aug 22, 2017
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In the wake of the Lockerbie bombing, Mitch Rapp takes on his first antiterrorist assignment for the C.I.A.

18. Innocent

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Scott Turow
Release date: May 04, 2010
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When Rusty Sabich’s wife is found dead, Tommy Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, as Turow revisits the characters from “Presumed Innocent.”

19. Heart Of The Matter

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Emily Giffin
Release date: Mar 15, 2011
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The lives of two women — one married to a pediatric plastic surgeon, the other a lawyer and single mother — converge after an accident involving the lawyer’s son.

20. Sizzling Sixteen

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Janet Evanovich
Release date: Jun 21, 2011
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The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum comes to the aid of a cousin with gambling debts.

21. Private: #1 Suspect

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: Jan 02, 2012
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When a former lover’s dead body is found in his bed, Jack Morgan, a former Marine and the head of an investigative firm, is accused of murder.

22. Room

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Emma Donoghue
Release date: Sep 13, 2010
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The entire world of the 5-year-old boy who narrates this novel is the 11-by-11-foot room in which his mother is being held prisoner.

23. Under The Dome, Part 1

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Stephen King
Release date: Dec 24, 2009
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The town of Chester’s Mill, Me., is suddenly and inexplicably trapped by an invisible force field. Sealed off from the rest of the world, the townspeople fall prey to a devious politician.

24. Worst Case

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson Michael Ledwidge
Release date: Sep 21, 2010
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A New York detective raising 10 children alone investigates a string of kidnappings and killings of teenagers by a villain with unusual motives.

25. Deliver Us From Evil

Weeks on the list: 8

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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Two agents are tracking the same man, a human trafficker who is now dealing in nuclear arms.

26. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Release date: Apr 01, 2012
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A journal reveals Lincoln’s fight against the undead; by the author of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

27. In The Company Of Others

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Jan Karon
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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In Ireland, the Episcopal priest Tim Kavanagh finds an old journal that could solve a crime.

28. The Postmistress

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Sarah Blake
Release date: Feb 01, 2011
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A tale of two worlds and two women delivering the news in 1940: Iris James, a spinster who runs the post office in a coastal Massachusetts town, and Frankie Bard, a reporter in London with Edward R. Murrow.

29. The Shadow Of Your Smile

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Mary Higgins Clark
Release date: Mar 22, 2011
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When a deceased nun becomes a candidate for beatification, a long-held family secret threatens to emerge and take the life of an unsuspecting heiress.

30. The 9Th Judgment

Weeks on the list: 7

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: Apr 12, 2011
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Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club pursue a killer who’s preying on women and children.

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