Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, November 14, 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 country 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 Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
By James Patterson. FBI novice Alex Cross matches wits with a Russian mobster trafficking in sexual slavery.
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By David Baldacci. A journalist, forced to travel cross-country by train, finds unexpected rewards.
By Tony Hillerman. Sgt. Jim Chee and now-retired Lt. Joe Leaphorn deal with murder and mismanaged tribal funds.
By Barbara Taylor Bradford. Emma Harte, from Bradford's "A Woman of Substance," returns via her diaries.
By David Baldacci. Crimes against two presidential candidates, though eight years apart, may be related.
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By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
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By Barack Obama. Memoir by the senator-elect.
By George Lakoff. A playbook for progressive activists.
By H.G. Bissinger. A year spent observing the obsession with high school football in small town Odessa, Tex.
The Nobel laureate's terrifying account of his four years spent in a concentration camp during World War II.
By Bob Woodward. Assessing the administration's motivations behind green-lighting the war in Iraq.
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A murderer, mimicking the modus operandi of notorious serial killers, menaces the hamlet of Wrightsburg, Va.
By Janet Evanovich. Alex Barnaby hits Miami and points beyond in a risky gamble to locate her missing brother.
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
By Philip Roth. In this imagined history, Charles Lindbergh, as a Nazi sympathizer, is elected U.S. president.
Spanning both world wars, this tale chronicles the romance between a Jewish woman and a Catholic aristocrat.
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By Anita Shreve. The emotional repercussions of a father and daughter's discovery of an abandoned infant.
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The usual tranquility of Lunacy, Alaska, is ruffled when a resident, missing for 16 years, is discovered murdered.
Actual historical figures are woven into this tale of World War I, vividly depicting the horrors of the Western Front.
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
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(Hyperion, $23.95). By George Carlin. The comedian's mocking riffs on America's social and political climate.
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Arkush. The final season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
By Maya Angelou. Recalling family and culinary morsels.
"Best of" book; two CDs containing all cartoons published.
John Feinstein. Life of the legendary Celtics coach.