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October 6, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Book covers of bestsellers fiction and nonfiction: Bleeding Edge and Still Foolin' Em

Thomas Pynchon's latest, Bleeding Edge debuts in the number one spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction list this week.  Bleeding Edge is a Pynchon version of a detective novel set in New York in the days before and after September 11, 2001.  Nelson DeMille also hits the best seller list with, The Quest.  Originally written in 1975, DeMille has rewritten the book, which is an adventure story about a search for the Holy Grail.

New to the Hardcover Nonfiction list is Linda Ronstadt's memoir, Simple Dreams which comes in at #3.  

On the Paperback Fiction list this week the #1 book is Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple while the #1 Paperback Nonfiction book is Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (only 1 hold).

Click on any title on the list to place a hold on an item free of charge.  You will need to know your library card number and the last four digits of the phone number associated with your card. After placing the hold select the library location to which you want the item sent and we will notify you when it is available for pick up.

Los Angeles Times Best Sellers

Hardcover Fiction

1.  Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

2.  W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

3.  Never Go Back by Lee Child

4.  Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem

5.  The Quest by Nelson DeMille

6.  MaddAdam by Margaret Atwood

7.  Someone by Alice McDermott

8.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

9.  Freud's Mistress by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman 

10. The Son by Philipp Meyer

Hardcover Nonfiction

1.  Still Foolin' Em by Billy Crystal

2.  Zealot by Reza Aslan

3.  Simple Dreams by Linda Ronstadt

4.  Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman

5.  I Could Chew on This by Francesco Marciuliano

6.  Grumpy Cat by Grumpy Cat

7.  Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

8.  Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno 

9.  Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson 

10. Wilson by A. Scott Berg 

To find out more about recent arrivals and hot titles, book lists by subject, new books by genre and other reader resources, and what our librarians are reading, please visit LAPL Reads.