Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, May 16, 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 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.
|3|| THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER (Mariner, $12)|
By Carson McCullers. A lonely girl and a deaf-mute man form an emotional, special camaraderie in 1930s Georgia.
|4|| THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (Broadway, $13.95)|
By Lauren Weisberger. A prima donna fashion magazine editor terrorizes her new assistant.
|5|| WITH OPEN ARMS (Silhouette, $7.99). By Nora Roberts|
An omnibus edition of two romance novels featuring headstrong women embarking on new lives.
|6|| THE LAKE HOUSE (Warner, $7.99). By James Patterson|
Six children genetically engineered to fly, introduced in Patterson's "When the Wind Blows," face a dire new threat.
|7|| THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (Penguin, $14)|
By Sue Monk Kidd. Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl comfort and a safe haven.
|8|| EXECUTIVE POWER (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Vince Flynn|
CIA counterterrorism expert Mitch Rapp attempts to foil an assassin's scheme to create havoc in the Middle East.
|9|| DECEPTION POINT (Pocket, $7.99). By Dan Brown|
A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a gaint hoax.
|10|| THE FACE (Bantam, $7.99). By Dean R. Koontz|
A sadistic anarchist plans to kidnap the 10-year-old son of the world's most famous movie star, known as "the Face."
|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|| LIVING HISTORY (Scribner, $16)|
By Hillary Rodham Clinton. The senator and former first lady offers a new afterword in this edition of her memoir.
|3|| BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE|
(Simon & Schuster, $16.95). By Walter Isaacson. The accomplished life of the inventor, politician and diplomat.
|4|| 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.
|5|| TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Broadway, $12.95)|
By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.
|6|| 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.
|7|| 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.
|8|| RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (Picador USA, $14)|
By Augusten Burroughs. A coming-of-age memoir chock-full of humorous and downright disturbing moments.
|9|| MONEYBALL (Norton, $13.95). By Michael Lewis|
How the general manager's budget-savvy style produced a winning season for the Oakland A's.
|10|| GULAG: A HISTORY (Anchor, $16.95)|
By Anne Applebaum. The origins and evolution of the notorious labor camps in post-revolutionary Russia.
|1|| THE DA VINCI CODE (Doubleday, $24.95)|
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail.
|2|| THE NARROWS (Little, Brown, $25.95)|
By Michael Connelly. The infamous killer "the Poet" strikes again, and a close friend of Harry Bosch is the latest victim.
|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|| MEMORIAL DAY (Atria, $25.95). By Vince Flynn|
The CIA's almost effortless thwarting of an al Qaeda attack arouses the suspicion of agent Mitch Rapp.
|5|| NIGHTTIME IS MY TIME (Simon & Schuster, $25.95)|
By Mary Higgins Clark. A serial killer using the moniker "the Owl" targets women at his high school reunion.
|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|| THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE (Pantheon, $19.95)|
By Alexander McCall Smith. Precious Ramotswe assists the local hairdresser in sorting out prospective suitors.
|8|| THERAPY (Ballantine, $26.95). By Jonathan Kellerman|
Alex Delaware's inquiry into a savage double homicide steers him to one victim's celebrity therapist.
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