Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, April 17, 2005; Page BW11
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
P.I. Kinsey Millhone agrees to look after a just-paroled heiress, whose former boss is wanted by the Feds.
By Mary Higgins Clark. A serial killer using the moniker "the Owl" targets women at a high school reunion.
Alex Delaware's inquiry into a savage double homicide steers him to one victim's celebrity therapist.
By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
A maniac bent on killing women resembling an ancient Roman actress threatens Eve Dallas's adopted daughter.
Annie, proprietor of a southern B&B, becomes the prime suspect when her long-missing husband turns up dead.
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The scion of a small town's wealthy and corrupt clan vows revenge on the jury that convicted him of murder.
By Sue Monk Kidd. Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl both comfort and a safe haven.
By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.
By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her Western literature discussion groups for women students.
By Madeleine Albright. The childhood and distinguished career of the former secretary of state.
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Candid photos of felines acting up and acting out.
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 Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.
By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.
By Brian Greene. From Newton to string theory.
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By Matthew Stover. The novelized version of George Lucas's film of Episode III, which releases in May.
By Sue Monk Kidd. Jessie's caregiver trip to her mother's side brings long dormant secrets to light.
By Mary Higgins Clark. A woman's tragic past looms when her husband innocently buys her childhood home.
February 2003: A London neurosurgeon's day of leisure shifts from the mundane to the life-threatening.
By Rebecca Wells. Vignettes from the lives of the Ya-Ya sisterhood when they first met as girls in the 1930s.
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a killer's identity.
An Indiana teen enrolls at one of Boston's most exclusive private schools, heightening her already anxious state.
By James Patterson & Howard Roughan. An FBI agent suspects the alluring fiancée in a wealthy banker's death.
By Elizabeth George. Scotland Yard's Lynley and Havers tackle a killing spree with racial overtones.
The CIA finagles the release of an attorney from federal prison to gain access to a satellite surveillance system.
By Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization's colossal impact.
with Suzy Welch. A top-to-bottom guidebook for business management from the former CEO of General Electric.
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By Jane Fonda. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, actress and controversial activist sets the record straight.
The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.
By Pope John Paul II. A photographic album of John Paul's papacy (up to 1999) with excerpts from his writings.
By Harry G. Frankfurt. A philosophical primer for detecting the phenomenon in our culture today.
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By Pope John Paul II. Ruminations of a philosophical bent.
By Lewis Black. The multi-talented comedian reflects on the formative years that led to his rather frank humor.