1. "For One More Day," by Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $21.95). A troubled man gets a last chance to restore his relationship with his dead mother.
  2. "Thirteen Moons," by Charles Frazier (Random House, $26.95). A man raised in the North Carolina wilderness travels America in defense of his adopted Indian people and broods over an elusive woman.
  3. "Motor Mouth," by Janet Evanovich (HarperCollins, $26.95). Alexandra Barnaby, known as Barney; her boyfriend, a Nascar driver; and his St. Bernard inadvertently become involved in a murder investigation.
  4. "The Book of Fate," by Brad Meltzer (Warner, $25.99). The apparent murder of a presidential aide reveals Masonic secrets in Washington and a 200-year-old code invented by Thomas Jefferson.


  1. "State of Denial," by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $30). The third "Bush at War" volume by the longtime Washington Post reporter and editor.
  2. "Culture Warrior," by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway, $26). The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" describes a culture war between traditionalists and secular-progressives.
  3. "I Feel Bad About My Neck," by Nora Ephron (Knopf, $19.95). A witty look at aging from a novelist and screenwriter.
  4. "Saving Graces," by Elizabeth Edwards (Broadway, $24.95). A memoir by the wife of the vice presidential candidate John Edwards.

- The New York Times


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