Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, December 26, 2004; Page BW11
The scion of a wealthy and corrupt family vows revenge on the jury that convicted him of murder.
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
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Double the romance in this batch of novellas: "Once More With Feeling" and "Treasures Lost, Treasures Found."
Widowed Stella Rothschild and her sons move into the Harper mansion, an estate haunted by a troubled spirit.
By Sue Monk Kidd. Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl both comfort and a safe haven.
By Audrey Niffenegger. A man fated to be whisked back and forth through time manages to find true love.
A couple, jaded by all the material trappings of the holidays, vows to spend a year without Christmas.
A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.
By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
By Gene Stone. Aid for the frustrated and fuming.
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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 Barack Obama. Memoir by the senator-elect.
True and fanciful tales of the season brimming with angst and a generous amount of wry humor.
Candid photos of felines acting up and acting out.
By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.
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By Michael Crichton. Eco-terrorists plot to create "natural disasters" in the hopes of furthering their radical agenda.
(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.
By Jimmy Buffett. The mystery of a Caribbean lighthouse's lost lens spices up tour guide Tully Mars's carefree days.
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a killer's identity.
By James Patterson. Alex Cross's nemesis, the Wolf, aims to extort billions by threatening to annihilate entire cities.
Dirk Cussler. Dirk Pitt (Sr. & Jr.) rally to avert a biochemical attack on the U.S. meant to incriminate Japan.
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Anti-terrorist expert John Corey is compelled to reassess the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island.
By Tom Wolfe. At elite Dupont University, a na´ve freshman finds socializing to be just as rigorous as class.
Jimmy Took, buffeted by destiny, musters decency and strength to cope with five days of horror.
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
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By Bob Dylan. The singer/songwriter contemplates pivotal moments in his life, pointedly his artistic evolution.
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By Gordon Livingston. Wisdom from personal experience.
By Stephen Greenblatt. National Book Award nominee.
"Best of" book; two CDs with all cartoons published.
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By Jimmy Carter. The former president and Nobel laureate waxes nostalgic about inspiring moments in his life.