1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)

2. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Washington Street Press)

3. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (Penguin Books)

4. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Scribner Book Company).

5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (Random House Trade)

6. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness and the Fair That Changed America (Illinois ) by Erik Larson (Vintage)

7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (Vintage)

8. TIE: March by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin Books) and The History Of Love by Nicole Krauss (W. W. Norton)

9. TIE: Red Tent by Anita Diamant (Picador) and Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross (Ballantine Books)

10. TIE: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin Books) and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)