St. Petersburg Times
Special report
Video report
  • For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
  • More video reports
Multimedia report
Print Email this storyEmail story Comment Letter to the editor
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Your name Your email
Friend's name Friend's email
Your message

Best-selling hard-cover books

By Times wires
Published June 10, 2007


Hardback bestsellers for the week ended May 26, according to the New York Times.


1 A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini) A friendship between two women in Afghanistan set against the backdrop of war.

2 The Overlook (Michael Connelly) An L.A. detective tangles with the FBI and Homeland Security as he tries to solve a murder.

3 The 6th Target (James Patterson and Maxine Paetro) A detective and the Women's Murder Club investigate the disappearances of children and their nannies.

4 Invisible Prey (John Sandford) A Minneapolis detective finds connections between murder and political scandal.

5 Bad Luck and Trouble (Lee Child) Jack Reacher must discover who is hunting down a team of former military investigators.


1 The Assault on Reason (Al Gore) How the Bush administration has degraded the political environment through secrecy and fear.

2 The Reagan Diaries (Ronald Reagan) Selections from the 40th president's daily White House diaries.

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

4 God Is Not Great (Christopher Hitchens) Religion as a malignant force in the world.

5 Presidential Courage (Michael Beschloss) Profiles of nine presidents who had the courage to make unpopular decisions.

Advice, how-to and miscellaneous

1 The Secret (Rhonda Byrne) The law of attraction is key to getting what you want.

2 The Dangerous Book for Boys (Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden) Skipping stones, tying knots and other essential activities.

3 Reposition Yourself (T.D. Jakes) How to grow spiritually and materially through faith.

4 The Exceptional Presenter (Timothy J. Koegel) Techniques for improving your communication skills.

5 The Dip (Seth Godin) How to power through life's rough patches and recognize and escape dead ends.

[Last modified June 8, 2007, 14:37:14]

Share your thoughts on this story

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Subscribe to the Times
Click here for daily delivery
of the St. Petersburg Times.

Email Newsletters