Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, August 8, 2004; Page BW11
By Nicholas Sparks. In this first novel, an unfulfilled teenage romance gets a second chance 14 years later.
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
This sequel to Sparks's "The Notebook" has Wilson Lewis vowing to rekindle his 30-year marriage.
By Tom Clancy. A private vigilante corps's ambitious efforts to protect U.S. interests.
A former high school football star returns to his hometown after he learns that his old coach is dying.
By Sandra Brown. A deejay's advice for the lovelorn prompts an obsessive boyfriend to kidnap his girlfriend.
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By Robert Ludlum. Agent David Webb resumes his Bourne alias to thwart a madman's plot to seize Hong Kong.
A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.
By Lauren Weisberger. A prima donna fashion magazine editor terrorizes her new assistant.
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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 Michael Moore. An evaluation of the current administration topped off with election strategies.
A look at a shocking 1984 murder in the name of religion.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
Memoir by the six-time Tour de France champion.
By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.
By Augusten Burroughs. A coming-of-age memoir chock-full of hilarious and downright disturbing moments.
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By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
A sleazy biologist, concealing an agribusiness's Everglades pollution, is undone by the wife he thought he murdered.
Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.
Paul Kemprecos. A protein found in the ocean's depths, able to extend life, is key to a plot of world domination.
P.I. Kinsey Millhone agrees to look after a just-paroled heiress, whose former boss is wanted by the Feds.
By James Patterson. A Chicago columnist and widow finds a cache of letters written to her by her grandmother.
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The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.
By Tonya Lewis Lee & Crystal McCrary Anthony. A social satire set amid Manhattan's tony African-American set.
By Janet Evanovich. This Stephanie Plum mystery finds the intrepid bounty hunter targeted by a gang member.
The former president's lengthy reminiscences of his tumultuous childhood and political achievements.
A CIA agent's compelling arguments for policy change.
By Robert Kurson. A pair of American divers' near-obsessive effort to identify a submerged WWII U-boat.
By Lawrence Lessig. An analysis of the lethal impact of the copyright wars on societal innovation and creativity.
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(Random House, $24.95). By Tony Hendra. The life-altering influences of a kindly Benedictine monk.
By Sen. Robert C. Byrd. Registering disapproval.
By Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.
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By Garrison Keillor. Short essays on liberalism's virtues.