Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, September 5, 2004; Page BW11
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
By Nicholas Sparks. An unfulfilled teenage romance gets a second chance 14 years later in Sparks's first novel.
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By Tom Clancy. A private vigilante corps wages an ambitious campaign to protect U.S. interests worldwide.
In this sequel to Sparks's "The Notebook," Wilson Lewis vows to rekindle his 30-year marriage.
A former high school football star returns to his hometown when he learns that his old coach is dying.
A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.
Vignettes in the life of a second-generation Bengali immigrant whose parents settled in Cambridge, Mass.
The accidental death of one of the title characters leads to grief and the revelation of some unsettling secrets.
A vicious attack upon two nuns brings to light a sinister, long-buried mystery at a Boston convent.
OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST
ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATES
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By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
By Barack Obama. Memoir by the rising politician.
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By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.
A look at a shocking 1984 murder in the name of religion.
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By Michael Moore. An evaluation of the current administration, topped off with election strategies.
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By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.
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The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.
By Martha Grimes. Richard Jury is vexed by the murder of a 5- year-old girl and its connection to a pedophile ring.
A sleazy biologist, concealing an agribusiness's Everglades pollution, is undone by the wife he thought he murdered.
By Sandra Brown. Sayre is aghast when she learns of her brother's death -- more so when all signs point to murder.
Gen. Ferguson and his band in British intelligence tackle a terrorist plot devised by a Russian oil tycoon.
By James Patterson. A Chicago columnist and widow finds a cache of letters written to her by her grandmother.
Paul Kemprecos. A protein found in the ocean's depths, able to extend life, is key to a plot of world domination.
By John E. O'Neill & Jerome R. Corsi. A contrary view.
By Gen. Tommy Franks with Malcom McConnell
Memoir by the retired head of the U.S. Central Command.
The former president's lengthy reminiscences about his tumultuous childhood and political achievements.
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A CIA agent's argument for a foreign policy overhaul.
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By Robert Kurson. A pair of American divers' near-obsessive effort to identify a submerged WWII U-boat.
Neil Straus. From famous porn star to successful CEO.
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