Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, November 7, 2004; Page BW11
Widowed Stella Rothschild and her sons move into the Harper mansion, an estate haunted by a troubled spirit.
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled homeland in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
A couple, jaded by all the material trappings of the holidays, vows to have a year without Christmas.
By James Patterson. FBI novice Alex Cross matches wits with a Russian mobster trafficking in sexual slavery.
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
By David Baldacci. Crimes against two presidential candidates, though eight years apart, may be related.
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By Robert Ludlum. An American playboy and spy living in occupied Paris is sent to Russia on a sensitive mission.
Scarpetta, taking a time-out in Florida to ponder her future, helps the local authorities probe a killing spree.
& Craig Dirko. The mercenary crew of the warship "Oregon" hopes to secure an ancient radioactive artifact.
By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
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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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CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.
By Bob Woodward. Assessing the administration's motivations behind the green-lighting of the war in Iraq.
By H.G. Bissinger. A year spent observing the obsession with high school football in small town Odessa, Tex.
By Barack Obama. Memoir by the senator-elect.
The lives and debates that molded America.
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A murderer, mimicking the modus operandi of notorious serial killers, menaces the hamlet of Wrightsburg, Va.
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
Spanning both world wars, this tale chronicles the romance between a Jewish woman and a Catholic aristocrat.
The usual tranquility of Lunacy, Alaska, is ruffled when a resident, missing for 16 years, is discovered murdered.
By Philip Roth. An alternate history in which Charles Lindbergh, as a Nazi sympathizer, is elected U.S. president.
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By Anita Shreve. A woman reflects on the impact of her and her father's discovery of an abandoned infant.
Kay Scarpetta returns to the medical examiner's office to help the new director sort out a young girl's death.
Actual historical figures are woven into this tale of World War I, vividly depicting the horrors of the Western Front.
After a months-long honeymoon (or was it a shopping spree?), Becky learns she has a half-sister.
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
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Arkush. The final season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
By Maya Angelou. Recalling family and culinary morsels.
By Stephen Greenblatt. National Book Award nominee.
"Best of" book; two CDs containing all cartoons published.
By Bill Clinton. The former president reminisces about his tumultuous childhood and political accomplishments.