Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, February 20, 2005; Page BW11
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
The scion of a small town's wealthy and corrupt family vows revenge on the jury that convicted him of murder.
By Brad Meltzer. Wagering on the outcome of pending legislation turns deadly for two Capitol Hill Staffers.
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Kevin J. Anderson. Frankenstein in the 21st century.
Andrew Gross. Terrorist acts jolt San Francisco, prompting the Women's Murder Club to investigate.
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
By Audrey Niffenegger. A man fated to be whisked back and forth through time manages to find true love.
By Janet Evanovich. An early Evanovich yarn in which a detective leaves the city to open a bed & breakfast in Maine.
By Alexander McCall Smith. Precious Ramotswe assists the local hairdresser in sorting out prospective suitors.
By Barack Obama. A memoir of a challenging youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.
By Azar Nafisi. A professor reflects on her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.
By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
By George Lakoff. A playbook for progressive activists.
(Broadway, $15.95). By Bill Bryson. A quirky, popular guide to science's grandest achievements.
By Augusten Burroughs. A coming-of-age memoir chock-full of hilarious and downright disturbing moments.
By Brian Greene. From Newton to string theory.
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The CIA finagles the release of an attorney from federal prison to gain access to a satellite surveillance system.
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
By Michael Crichton. Eco-terrorists plot to create "natural disasters" in order to further their radical agenda.
Eve Dallas, a cop in mid-21st-century NYC, faces a murder in which the only witness is a 10-year-old girl.
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An Indiana teen enrolls at one of Boston's most exclusive private schools, heightening her already insecure state.
By Tom Wolfe. At elite Dupont University, a naive freshman finds socializing to be just as rigorous as class.
By Richard North Patterson. With an execution looming, a lawyer struggles to spare a man she believes to be innocent.
Yardley, a D.C. chiropractor pining away for his local bank teller, Rayne, finally marshals the courage to ask her out.
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The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.
The fatal consequences of ecological mismanagement.
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
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By Mark R. Levin. Taking issue with "judicial activism."
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Five areas of concern for the new administration.
By Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn. From 8:46 a.m. to 10:28 a.m.
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