Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, August 22, 2004; Page BW11
By Nicholas Sparks. In this first novel, an unfulfilled teenage romance gets a second chance 14 years later.
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
By Tom Clancy. A private vigilante corps wages an ambitious campaign to protect U.S. interests worldwide.
In this sequel to Sparks's "The Notebook," Wilson Lewis vows to rekindle his 30-year marriage.
The accidental death of one of the title characters leads to grief and some unsettling confidences.
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A former high school football star returns to his hometown when he learns that his old coach is dying.
Stranded on the high seas with a Bengal tiger, a boy relies on his imagination and a bit of faith to survive.
By Sandra Brown. A deejay's advice for the lovelorn prompts an obsessive man to kidnap his girlfriend.
A vicious attack on two nuns brings to light a sinister, long-buried mystery at a Boston convent.
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By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
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By Barack Obama. Memoir by the rising politician.
A look at a shocking 1984 murder in the name of religion.
By Michael Moore. An evaluation of the current administration topped off with election strategies.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation of life's many ironies.
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Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.
A sleazy biologist, concealing an agribusiness's Everglades pollution, is undone by the wife he thought he murdered.
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The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.
NYC cop Eve Dallas and her partner, Detective Peabody, pursue a serial killer with the aid of a psychic's unique gift.
Paul Kemprecos. A protein found in the ocean's depths, able to extend life, is key to a plot of world domination.
P.I. Kinsey Millhone agrees to look after a just-paroled heiress, whose former boss is wanted by the Feds.
By James Patterson. A Chicago columnist and widow finds a cache of letters written to her by her grandmother.
Lincoln Child. Agent Pendergast returns to uncover a murderous villain of seemingly supernatural origins.
By Gen. Tommy Franks with Malcom McConnell
Memoir by the retired head of the U.S. Central Command.
SPEAK OUT AGAINST JOHN KERRY
By John E. O'Neill & Jerome R. Corsi. A contrary view.
The former president's lengthy reminiscences about his tumultuous childhood and political achievements.
A CIA agent's persuasive argument for policy change.
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By Dennis B. Ross. Insight from an American envoy.
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By Robert Kurson. A pair of American divers' near-obsessive effort to identify a submerged WWII U-boat.
By Ronald Kessler. A supportive portrait of the West Wing.
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