By Times Wires
Published May 13, 2007


Hardback bestsellers for the week ended April 28, according to the New York Times.


1 Simple Genius (David Baldacci) Former Secret Service agents investigate a murder.

2 The Children of Hurin (J.R.R. Tolkien) In Middle-earth, an evil lord wants to destroy his rival's children.

3 The Woods (Harlan Coben) New evidence about a murder and disappearance at a camp forces a prosecutor to confront secrets.

4 The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (Alexander McCall Smith) The eighth novel in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.

5 I Heard That Song Before (Mary Higgins Clark) A woman marries a childhood acquaintance suspected of several murders.


1 Einstein (Walter Isaacson) A biography based on newly released personal letters.

2 Where Have All the Leaders Gone (Lee Iacocca) The former CEO of Chrysler protests the lack of leadership on issues like health care and energy policy.

3 Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin' (Paula Deen) A memoir with recipes from the Southern cooking impresario.

4 A Long Way Gone (Ishmael Beah) A former child soldier from Sierra Leone describes his killing rampage and his return to humanity.

5 The Black Swan (Nassim Nicholas Tableb) The role of the unexpected.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1 The Secret (Rhonda Byrne) The key to getting what you want.

2 The Loved Dog (Tamar Geller) A cruelty-free approach to dog training.

3 Little Green Book of Getting Your Way (Jeffrey Gitomer) An expert in sales teaches the art of persuasion.

4 Do You! (Russell Simmons with Chris Morrow) A hip-hop mogul's 12 laws for achieving happiness and success.

5 The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About (Kevin Trudeau) Diet advice on hormones and supplements.