Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, July 4, 2004; Page BW11
|1||BLEACHERS (Dell, $6.99). By John Grisham. A former high school football star returns to his home town when he learns that his old coach is dying.||1|
|2||THE NOTEBOOK (Warner, $7.50; $12.95). By Nicholas Sparks. A first novel about an unfulfiled teenage romance that gets a second chance 14 years later.||3|
|3||ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.||26|
|4||ANNA KARENINA (Penguin, $16). By Leo Tolstoy. An illicit affair and its tragic consequences set amid the milieu of 19th-century Russian high society.||4|
|5||THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME|
(Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death, unearthing some family secrets.
|6||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.
|7||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.
|8||DECEPTION POINT (Pocket, $7.99). By Dan Brown|
A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.
|9||DARK HORSE (Bantam, $7.99). By Tami Hoag|
A former cop delves into the seedy side of the equestrian world to find a missing teenager being held for ransom.
|10||THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (Broadway, $13.95). By Lauren Weisberger. A prima donna fashion magazine editor terrorizes her new assistant.||8|
|1||READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)|
By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion group for women students.
|2||UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF |
VIOLENT FAITH (Anchor, $14.95). By Jon Krakauer
A look at a shocking 1984 murder in the name of religion.
|3||LIVING HISTORY (Scribner, $16)|
By Hillary Rodham Clinton. The senator and former first lady offers a new afterword in this edition of her memoir.
|4||ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY (Back Bay, $14.95)|
By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.
|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.||19|
|6||A ROYAL DUTY (Signet, $7.99). By Paul Burrell|
The former royal butler describes his relationship -- both personal and professional -- with Diana, Princess of Wales.
|7||BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE|
(Simon & Schuster, $16.95). By Walter Isaacson. The accomplished life of the politician, inventor and diplomat.
|8||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.
|9||TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Broadway. $12.95). By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.||14|
|10||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.
|1||TEN BIG ONES (St. Martin's, $25.95). By Janet Evanovich. This zany Stephanie Plum mystery has the intrepid bounty hunter targeted by a gang member.||1|
|2||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.
|3||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.
|4||THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN|
(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.
|5||SONG OF SUSANNAH: THE DARK TOWER VI|
(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. In this penultimate book of the series, time travel aids the gunslingers' quest.
|6||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.
|7||BLOWOUT (Putnam, $25.95). By Catherine Coulter. The grisly murder of a Supreme Court justice marshals FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to action. ||2|
|8||THE BOURNE LEGACY (St. Martin's, $25.95). By Eric Van Lustbader. Jason Bourne (alias of now-retired covert CIA agent David Webb) is framed for murder.||1|
|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||MONDAY MOURNING (Scribner, $25). By Kathy Reichs. A trio of skeletons found in a pizza parlor basement leads forensic scientist Tempe Brennan to suspect a serial killer.||2|
|1||MY LIFE (Knopf, $35). By Bill Clinton. The former president's lengthy reminiscences of his tumultuous childhood and his political accomplishments.||1|
|2||DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM|
(Little, Brown, $24.95). By David Sedaris. Another round of amusing, self-deprecating essays.
|3||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.
|4||BUSH MUST GO: THE TOP TEN REASONS GEORGE BUSH DOESN'T DESERVE A SECOND TERM (Dutton, $21.95). By Bill Press. The syndicated columnist's passionate plea. ||1|
|5||FATHER JOE: THE MAN WHO SAVED MY SOUL|
(Random House, $24.95). By Tony Hendra. The life-altering influence of a kindly Benedictine monk.
|6||PLAN OF ATTACK (Simon & Schuster, $28). By Bob Woodward. Assessing the motivations behind the administration's green-lighting of the war in Iraq.||10|
|7||ALEXANDER HAMILTON (Penguin Press, $35)|
By Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.
|8||A PRETEXT FOR WAR: 9/11, IRAQ, AND THE ABUSE OF|
AMERICA'S INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES
(Doubleday, $26.95). By James Bamford
|9||PEACE KILLS: AMERICA'S FUN NEW IMPERIALISM |
(Atlantic Monthly, $23). By P.J. O'Rourke. Ruminative comic takes on foreign policy hotspots around the globe.
|10||BUSH ON THE COUCH: INSIDE THE MIND OF THE PRESIDENT (ReganBooks, $24.95). By Justin Frank. A psychoanalyst scrutinizes the president's temperament.||1|
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 27, 2004. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. (Right-hand column of italicized numbers reflects weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004.) Copyright © 2004 by Nielsen BookScan.
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