Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, June 6, 2004; Page BW11
|1|| ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Dan Brown|
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
|2|| THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (Broadway, $13.95)|
By Lauren Weisberger. A prima donna fashion magazine editor terrorizes her new assistant.
|3|| THE LOVELY BONES (Back Bay, $13.95). By Alice Sebold|
From her perch in heaven, a young girl witnesses the impact of her brutal murder on friends and family.
|4|| THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME|
(Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death and unearths some family secrets.
|5|| DECEPTION POINT (Pocket, $7.99). By Dan Brown|
A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.
|6|| NAKED PREY (Berkley, $7.99). By John Sandford|
In his investigation of a grisly double murder, Lucas Davenport unearths a global crime consortium.
|7|| THE MACKADE BROTHERS (Silhouette, $14.95)|
By Nora Roberts. An omnibus edition of the two novels featuring those Civil War-era rogues Rafe and Jared.
|8|| DIGITAL FORTRESS (St. Martin's, $7.99). By Dan Brown|
A former NSA operative develops an impenetrable code that may imperil the viability of U.S. intelligence.
|9|| THE KNOWN WORLD (Amistad, $13.95)|
By Edward P. Jones. The tangled relationship between an ex-slave and his former master.
|10|| THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (Penguin, $14)|
By Sue Monk Kidd. Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl comfort and safety.
|1|| READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)|
By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
|2|| BENJAMIN FRANKLIN : AN AMERICAN LIFE|
(Simon & Schuster, $16.95). By Walter Isaacson. The accomplished life of the inventor, politician and diplomat.
|3|| STUPID WHITE MEN ... AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR|
THE STATE OF THE NATION (ReganBooks, $13.95)
By Michael Moore. Biting critiques on a range of issues.
|4|| LIVING HISTORY (Scribner, $16)|
By Hillary Rodham Clinton. The senator and former first lady offers an new afterword in this edition of her memoir.
|5|| BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF SIX|
M.I.T. STUDENTS WHO TOOK VEGAS FOR MILLIONS
(Free Press, $14). By Ben Mezrich. Winning at blackjack.
|6|| THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY (Vintage, $14.95)|
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
|7|| TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Broadway, $12.95)|
By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.
|8|| MONEYBALL (Norton, $13.95). By Michael Lewis|
How the general manager's budget-savvy style led to a winning season for the Oakland A's.
|9|| STIFF: THE CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS|
(Norton, $13.95). by Mary Roach. The startling, often amusing ways in which cadavers are put to use.
|10|| BEYOND BELIEF: THE SECRET GOSPEL OF THOMAS|
(Vintage, $13). By Elaine Pagels. Why the gospel of Thomas was expunged in the rise of early Christianity.
|1|| THE DA VINCI CODE (Doubleday, $24.95)|
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
|2|| THE RULE OF FOUR (Dial, $24). By Ian Caldwell &|
Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.
|3|| THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN|
(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.
|4|| ANGELS & DEMONS (Atria, $19.95). By Dan Brown|
The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.
|5|| HIDDEN PREY (Putnam, $26.95). By John Sandford|
Lucas Davenport, now a special agent, is assigned to the case of a Russian found murdered on the docks.
|6|| THE TAKING (Bantam, $27). By Dean R. Koontz|
A rural California town, doused with an eerie, radiant downpour, soon realizes it's part of a global alien invasion.
|7|| THE NARROWS (Little, Brown, $25.95)|
By Michael Connelly. The killer "the Poet" strikes again, and a close friend of Harry Bosch is the latest victim.
|8|| MEMORIAL DAY (Atria, $25.95). By Vince Flynn|
The CIA's almost effortless thwarting of an al Qaeda attack raises the suspicions of agent Mitch Rapp.
|9|| THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB (Putnam, $23.95)|
By Karen Joy Fowler. Heady emotions and intimate secrets arise amid the book club's discussions of the Austen canon.
|10|| BERGDORF BLONDES (Miramax, $23.95). By Plum Sykes|
The lavish, shopping-spree, cocktail-induced life of a young Manhattan socialite eagerly searching for love.
|1|| BATTLE READY (Putnam, $28.95). By Tom Clancy|
with Gen. Tony Rizzi & Tony Koltz. The four-decade career of the retired head of the U.S. Central Command.
|2|| PLAN OF ATTACK (Simon & Schuster, $28)|
By Bob Woodward. Assessing the motivations behind the administration's green-lighting of the war in Iraq.
|3|| FOUNDING MOTHERS: THE WOMEN WHO RAISED|
OUR NATION (Morrow, $24.95). By Cokie Roberts
Documenting the contributions of wives and mothers.
|4|| BIG RUSS & ME: FATHER AND SON: LESSONS OF LIFE|
(Miramax, $22.95). By Tim Russert. A memoir by the NBC journalist, including a tribute to his father.
|5|| ALEXANDER HAMILTON (Penguin Press, $35)|
By Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.
|6|| GRACE AND POWER: THE PRIVATE WORLD OF THE|
KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE (Random House, $29.95)
By Sally Bedell Smith. Tales of courage and scandal.
|7|| ON THE DOWN LOW: A JOURNEY INTO THE LIVES OF|
"STRAIGHT" BLACK MEN WHO SLEEP WITH MEN
(Broadway, $21.95). By J. L. King
|8|| CADDY FOR LIFE: THE BRUCE EDWARDS STORY|
(Little, Brown, $25.95). By John Feinstein. The career of the popular pro-tour caddy who passed away in April 2004.
|9|| WORSE THAN WATERGATE: THE SECRET PRESIDENCY OF|
GEORGE W. BUSH (Little, Brown, $22.95)
By John W. Dean. An ex-White House counsel's appraisal.
|10|| AGAINST ALL ENEMIES: INSIDE AMERICA'S WAR|
ON TERROR (Free Press, $27). By Richard A. Clarke
Revelations of the country's lack of preparedness.
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended May 30, 2004. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2004 by Nielsen BookScan. (Right-hand column of italicized numbers reflects weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The advice/miscellaneous list below is based on sales from 04/26-05/30.)
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