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November 2008 Bestsellers List

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HARDCOVER FICTION
1.    Waking With Enemies by Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton Adult, $24.95) (4)
2.    Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton, $24.95) (6)
3.    Something On The Side by Carl Weber (Dafina, $24) (3)
4.    Just Too Good To Be True by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday, $24.95)*
5.    Deliver Me From Evil by Mary Monroe (Dafina, $24) (2)
6.    Still Dirty by Vickie M. Stringer (Atria, $23.95)*
7.    Seen It All and Done the Rest by Pearl Cleage (One World/Ballantine, $25)*
8.    Sin No More By Kimberla Lawson Roby (William Morrow, $23.95) (1)
9.    One In A Million by Kimberla Lawson Roby (William Morrow, $19.95)*
10.     Somewhat Saved by Pat G'Orge-Walker (Kensington, $22)*

PAPERBACK FICTION
1.    True to the Game III by Teri Woods (Grand Central Publishing, $14.99)*
2.    Dutch #3 by Dutch (Dutch, $15) (3)
3.    Too Little, Too Late by Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone, $15)*
4.    Them by Nathan McCall (Washington Square Press, $14)*
5.    Payback With Ya Life by Wahida Clark (Grand Central Publishing, $14.99) (7)
6.    Pieces of the Hole by Tony Lindsay (Third World Press, $13.95)*
7.    The B--- is Back by Deja King (Triple Crown Publications, $15)*
8.    Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Anchor, $10.95)*
9.    Never As Good As the First Time by Mari Walker (St. Martin’s Griffin, $13.95)*
10.    Can I Get A Witness? by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Pocket, $14)*

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1.    The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (Crown, $25.95) (1)
2.    Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama (Crown, $25.95)*
3.    Letters To A Young Sister by Hill Harper (Gotham, $22.50) (4)
4.    Grace After Midnight by Felecia “Snoop” Pearson (Grand Central Publishing, $22)*
5.    Hiding in Hip Hop by Terrance Dean (Atria, $23) (3)
6.    Black Pain by Terrie Williams (Scribner, $25)*
7.    Come on People by Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint (Thomas Nelson, $25.99) (2)
8.    Life Beyond Measure by Sidney Poitier (HarperOne, $25.95) (5)
9.    Debating Race by Michael Eric Dyson (Basic Civitas, $26)*
10.    Know What I Mean? by Michael Eric Dyson (Basic Civitas, $19.95)*

PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1.    Snakes in the Pulpit by Reuben Armstrong (Reuben Armstrong Publishers, $25.99) (8)
2.    The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson (The Book Tree, $17.95) (4)
3.    The Willie Lynch Letter by William Lynch and Kashif Malik Hassan-el (Lushena, $3.95) (2)
4.    Do You! by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow (Gotham, $15)*
5.    Why I Love Black Women by Michael Eric Dyson (Basic Civitas, $14.95)*
6.    How to Succeed in the Publishing Game by Vickie M. Stringer (Triple Crown Publications, $20)*
7.    Letters to a Young Brother by Hill Harper (Gotham, $12)*
8.    So Good It Hurts by Na’Kisha Crawford (Pathway Pub, $14.95)*
9.    Hopes and Dreams by Steve Dougherty (Black Dog & Levanthal, $9.95)*
10.    Stolen Legacy by G.M. James George (Khalifah's Booksellers & Associates, $10)*

ABOUT THIS LIST: The Essence Best Sellers List is based on reports of retail sales. Respondents are African-American bookstores. Numbers in parentheses indicate last month’s position. An asterisk indicates a title that did not appear on last month’s list. REPORTING STORES: Truth Bookstore (Southfield, Michigan), 248-557-4824; Pyramid Art, Books, & Custom Framing (Little Rock, Arkansas), 501-372-5824; Jokae’s Books & Framing (Dallas), 214-331-8100; Kana CDs & Books (Columbus, Ohio), 614-577-1897); Hood Book Headquarters (Warren, Michigan), 313-515-7961; African-American Images (Chicago, IL), 708-672-4909; Knowledge Bookstore (Brampton, Ontario), 905-459-9875; Cushcity (Houston, Texas), 281-444-4265; Da Book Joint (Chicago), 773-978-3555.

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