Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, October 17, 2004; Page BW11
By James Patterson. FBI novice Alex Cross matches wits with a Russian mobster trafficking in sexual slavery.
By Nora Roberts. Two of Roberts's novels, "Rules of the Game" and "The Name of the Game," now back in print.
Scarpetta, taking a time-out in Florida to think about her future, helps the local authorities probe a killing spree.
By David Baldacci. Crimes against two presidential candidates, though eight years apart, may be related.
& Craig Dirgo. The mercenary crew of the warship "Oregon" attempts to secure a radioactive artifact.
By Pearl S. Buck. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a farmer and his wife in the waning days of imperial China.
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled homeland in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
By Robert Ludlum. An American playboy and spy living in occupied Paris is sent to Russia on a sensitive mission.
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By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
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By Barack Obama. Memoir by the rising politician.
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The football obsession in small town Odessa, Tex.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
A fall 2000 camping trip in Oregon turns deadly.
By Bob Woodward. Assessing the motivations behind the administration's green-lighting of the war in Iraq.
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By Philip Roth. An alternate history in which Charles Lindbergh, as Nazi sympathizer, is elected U.S. president.
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
Kay Scarpetta returns to the medical examiner's office to help the new director sort out a young girl's death.
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By Sophie Kinsella. On her return from her honeymoon (or was it a shopping spree?), Becky learns she has a half-sister.
Two holiday tales from the romance writer: "All I Want for Christmas" and "Home for the Holidays."
By Maeve Binchy. A tragedy at a Greek seaside village brings four disparate travelers together.
By Sidney Sheldon. The alluring widows of two murdered scientists team up to thwart a plot to control the weather.
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Two English magicians hope to revive the age of magic.
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
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(Doubleday, $29.95). By Kitty Kelley. An unauthorized examination of three generations of the Bush clan.
By Seymour M. Hersh. An investigative reporter's verdict.
By John E. O'Neill & Jerome R. Corsi. A contrary view.
A collection of droll, often personal essays.
By Sebastian Mallaby. A portrait of James Wolfensohn's tenure at the World Bank and the changes he wrought.
By Stephen Greenblatt. National Book Award nominee.
The former president reflects on his tumultuous childhood and political accomplishments.