Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, August 1, 2004; Page D08
|1|| THE NOTEBOOK (Warner, $12.95; $7.50) |
By Nicholas Sparks. In this first novel, an unfulfilled teenage romance gets a second chance 14 years later.
|2|| ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Dan Brown|
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
|3|| BLEACHERS (Dell, $6.99). By John Grisham|
A former high school football star returns to his hometown when he learns that his old coach is dying.
|4|| THE WEDDING (Warner, $12.95). By Nicholas Sparks|
This sequel to Sparks's "The Notebook" has Wilson Lewis vowing to rekindle his 30-year marriage.
|5|| HELLO, DARKNESS (Pocket Star, $7.99)|
By Sandra Brown. A deejay's advice for the lovelorn prompts an obsessive boyfriend to kidnap his girlfriend.
|6|| THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (Bantam, $7.99)|
By Robert Ludlum. Agent David Webb resumes his Bourne alias to thwart a madman's plot to seize Hong Kong.
|7|| 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.||10|
|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|| BLIND SIDE (Jove, $7.99). By Catherine Coulter|
While on the hunt for a serial killer, married FBI agents Savich & Sherlock must deal with a child's kidnapping.
|10|| 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.
|1|| THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT: FINAL REPORT |
OF THE NATIONAL COMMISION ON TERRORIST
ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATES (Norton, $10)
|2|| 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.
|3|| DUDE, WHERE'S MY COUNTRY? (Warner, $14.95)|
By Michael Moore. An evaluation of the current administration, topped off with election strategies.
|4|| 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.
|5|| RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (Picador USA, $14)|
By Augusten Burroughs. A coming-of-age memoir chock-full of hilarious and downright disturbing moments.
|6|| 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.
|7|| 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.
|8|| THE 9/11 INVESTIGATIONS (PublicAffairs, $14.95)|
Ed. by Steven Strasser. A compilation of staff reports from the 9/11 Commission and the House-Senate joint inquiry.
|9|| ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY (Back Bay, $14.95)|
By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.
|10|| TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Broadway, $12.95)|
By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.
|1|| THE DA VINCI CODE (Doubleday, $24.95)|
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a killer's identity.
|2|| R IS FOR RICOCHET (Putnam, $26.95). By Sue Grafton|
P.I. Kinsey Millhone agrees to look after a just-paroled heiress, whose former boss is wanted by the Feds.
|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|| SKINNY DIP (Knopf, $24.95). By Carl Hiaasen|
A sleazy biologist, concealing an agribusiness's Everglades pollution, is undone by the wife he thought he murdered.
|5|| SAM'S LETTERS TO JENNIFER (Little, Brown, $24.95)|
By James Patterson. A Chicago columnist and widow finds a cache of letters written to her by her grandmother.
|6|| THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN|
(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.
|7|| 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.
|8|| TEN BIG ONES (St. Martin's, $25.95)|
By Janet Evanovich. In this Stephanie Plum mystery, the intrepid bounty hunter is targeted by a gang member.
|9|| LITTLE SCARLET (Little, Brown, $24.95)|
By Walter Mosley. Easy Rawlins investigates the death of a young woman amid the 1965 Watts riots in LA.
|10|| DRIVE ME CRAZY (Dutton, $23.95)|
By Eric Jerome Dickey. Driver, an ex-con and currently a chauffeur, finds that a past affair threatens his future.
|1|| MY LIFE (Knopf, $35). By Bill Clinton|
The former president's lengthy reminiscences of his tumultuous childhood and political achievements.
|2|| IMPERIAL HUBRIS: WHY THE WEST IS LOSING THE|
WAR ON TERROR (Brassey's, $27.50). By Anonymous
A CIA agent's compelling arguments for policy change.
|3|| SHADOW DIVERS (Random House, $26.95)|
By Robert Kurson. A pair of American divers' near-obsessive effort to identify a submerged WWII U-boat.
|4|| DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM|
(Little, Brown, $24.95). By David Sedaris. Another round of comical, often self-deprecating essays.
|5|| THE MISSING PEACE: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE |
FIGHT FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE (FSG, $35)
By Dennis B. Ross. Insight from the U.S.'s longtime envoy.
|6|| RIC FLAIR: TO BE THE MAN|
(World Wrestling Entertainment, $26). By Ric Flair with
Keith Elliot Greenberg. The superstar wrestler speaks.
|7|| FATHER JOE: THE MAN WHO SAVED MY SOUL|
(Random House, $24.95). By Tony Hendra. The life-altering influences of a kindly Benedictine monk.
|8|| LOSING AMERICA : CONFRONTING A RECKLESS|
AND ARROGANT PRESIDENCY (Norton, $23.95)
By Senator Robert C. Byrd. Registering disapproval.
|9|| AMERICA THE VULNERABLE: HOW OUR GOVERNMENT|
IS FAILING TO PROTECT US FROM TERRORISM
(HarperCollins, $25.95). By Stephen Flynn
|10|| INSIDE THE KINGDOM: MY LIFE IN SAUDI ARABIA|
(Warner, $23.95). By Carmen Bin Ladin. A memoir by the former wife of Osama bin Laden's older brother.
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 25, 2004. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2004 by Nielsen BookScan. (Right-hand columns of italicized numbers reflect weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The advice/miscellaneous list below is based on sales from 6/28-7/25.)
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