Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, March 20, 2005; Page BW11
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
By Zora Neale Hurston. The story of Janie Crawford, an African American woman struggling with identity.
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By Eric Van Lustbader. David Webb (alias of now-retired covert CIA agent Jason Bourne) is framed for murder.
Regan, a hotel heiress, finds her life in jeopardy after she helps a journalist scrutinize a shady self-help guru.
The grisly murder of a Supreme Court justice marshals FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to action.
(Silhouette, $7.99). By Nora Roberts. Romance novellas featuring one Calhoun sister and a Calhoun sister-in-law.
The scion of a small town's wealthy and corrupt family vows revenge on the jury that convicted him of murder.
Clare Kimball returns to her hometown to confront the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.
By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
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.
Candid photos of felines acting up and acting out.
By Brian Greene. From Newton to string theory.
By Barack Obama. A memoir of a challenging, often lonely youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.
By George Lakoff. A playbook for conservative activists.
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By James Patterson & Howard Roughan. An FBI agent suspects the alluring fiancée in a wealthy banker's death.
An Indiana teen enrolls at one of Boston's most exclusive private schools, heightening her already anxious state.
The CIA finagles the release of an attorney from federal prison to gain access to a satellite surveillance system.
Spenser comes to the aid of his longtime friend, Hawk, who is seriously wounded in a hit by the Ukrainian mob.
The owner of an influential gallery begins a tempestuous affair with a younger, somewhat Bohemian artist.
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a killer's identity.
Jerry B. Jenkins. A prequel to the "Left Behind" series.
A young woman is forced to confront the painful reality that she was kidnapped as a child by her own father.
Art restorer and reluctant Mossad agent Gabriel Allon is recalled to Israel when his cover is compromised.
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The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.
The fatal consequences of ecological mismanagement.
The perils of micromanaging children's lives.
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By Anne Bird. Peterson's sister weighs in.
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
A memoir of WWII-era Washington.
By Mark R. Levin. Taking issue with "judicial activism."
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By Catherine Crier with Cole Thompson