Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, February 13, 2005; Page BW11
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
The scion of a small town's wealthy and corrupt clan vows revenge on the jury that convicted him of murder.
By Brad Meltzer. Wagering on the outcome of pending legislation turns deadly for two Capitol Hill Staffers.
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Kevin J. Anderson. Dr. Frankenstein in the 21st century.
Andrew Gross. Terrorist acts jolt San Francisco, compelling the Women's Murder Club to investigate.
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
By Janet Evanovich. An early Evanovich yarn in which a detective leaves the city to open a bed & breakfast in Maine.
Another installment in the writer's romance/fantasy series featuring Carpathian warriors who battle vampires.
By Nora Roberts. A two novella omnibus continuing the saga of the O'Hurley siblings -- sequel to "Born O'Hurley."
By Barack Obama. A memoir of a diverse and challenging youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.
By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.
By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
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By George Lakoff. A playbook for progressive activists.
By Augusten Burroughs. A coming-of-age memoir chock-full of hilarious and downright disturbing moments.
By Roméo Dallaire. A view from inside the U.N. mission.
By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.
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The CIA finagles the release of an attorney from federal prison to gain access to a satellite surveillance system.
Eve Dallas, a cop in mid-21st-century NYC, faces a murder case in which the only witness is a 10-year-old girl.
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
By Michael Crichton. Eco-terrorists plot to create "natural disasters" in order to further their radical agenda.
By Richard North Patterson. With an execution looming, a lawyer struggles to spare a man she believes to be innocent.
By Bernard Cornwell. Ninth-century England's Anglo-Saxons clash with marauding Viking armies.
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An Indiana teen enrolls at one of Boston's most exclusive private schools, heightening her already insecure state.
By Tom Wolfe. At elite Dupont University, a naive freshman finds socializing to be just as rigorous as class.
The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.
The fatal consequences of ecological mismanagement.
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
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By Maya Angelou. Recalling family and culinary morsels.
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Five areas of concern for the new administration.
"Best of" book; two CDs with all cartoons published.