Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, February 27, 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 clan vows revenge on the jury that convicted him of murder.
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By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
By Brad Meltzer. Wagering on the outcome of pending legislation turns deadly for two Capitol Hill staffers.
Andrew Gross. Terrorist acts jolt San Francisco, compelling the Women's Murder Club to investigate.
Kevin J. Anderson. Dr. Frankenstein in the 21st century.
By Audrey Niffenegger. A man fated to be whisked back and forth through time manages to find true love.
By Jodi Picoult. Anna, conceived as a donor match for her ill sister, Kate, sues her parents for legal rights at age 13.
By Sarah Dunant. Political and religious unrest in 14th-century Florence affect a young girl's future.
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 Barack Obama. A memoir of a challenging, often lonely youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.
By Brian Greene. From Newton to string theory.
By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.
By George Lakoff. A playbook for progressive activists.
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By Augusten Burroughs. A coming-if-age memoir chock-full of hilarious and downright disturbing moments.
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By James Patterson & Howard Roughan. An FBI agent suspects the alluring fiancÚe in a wealthy banker's death.
The CIA finagles the release of an attorney from federal prison to gain access to a surveillance satellite 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.
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An Indiana teen enrolls at one of Boston's most exclusive private schools, heightening her already anxious state.
By Robert Crais. P.I. Elvis Cole is startled by a gunshot victim's dying revelation -- that he is Cole's long lost father.
Yardley, a D.C. chiropractor pining away for his local bank teller, Rayne, finally marshals the courage to ask her out.
Eve Dallas, a cop in mid-21st-century NYC, faces a murder in which the only witness is a 10-year-old girl.
By Tom Wolfe. At elite Dupont University, a naive freshman finds socializing to be just as rigorous as class.
The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.
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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."
Five areas of concern for the new administration.
By James B. Stewart. The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter tells of civil war inside the Magic Kingdom.
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