goes to Sherman Alexie for War Dances - "a collection of stories on the themes of love, betrayal, familial relationships, race, and class." I didn't really enjoy his 2003 collection of short stories Ten Little Indians. Is this one worth a try?
Publisher's Weekly has published a list of the top-selling books of 2009.
Top 5 Fiction
The Lost Symbol: A Novel by Dan Brown (Doubleday) The Associate: A Novel by John Grisham (Doubleday) The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam/Amy Einhorn) I, Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown) Ford County by John Grisham (Doubleday)
Top 5 Non-fiction
Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin (Harper) Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment by Steve Harvey (Harper) Arguing with Idiots: Hoe to Stop Small Minds and Big Government by Glenn Beck (Threshold) Liberty & Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto by Mark R. Levin True Compass: A Memoir by Edward M. Kennedy (Twelve)
How many of these have you read? I have only read The Help by Kathryn Stockett, which I very much enjoyed.