Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, August 15, 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.
By Tom Clancy. A private vigilante corps wages an ambitious campaign to protect U.S. interests worldwide.
This sequel to Sparks's "The Notebook" finds Wilson Lewis vowing 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.
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Stranded on the high seas with a Bengal tiger, a boy relies on his imagination and a bit of faith to survive.
By Sandra Brown. A deejay's advice for the lovelorn prompts an obsessive boyfriend to kidnap his girlfriend.
The accidental death of one of the title's namesakes bequeaths grief and some unsettling secrets.
The O'Hurley triplets star in this collection containing the novels "Dance to the Piper" and "The Last Honest Woman."
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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 David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
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Memoir by the six-time Tour de France champion.
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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.
A sleazy biologist, concealing an agribusiness's Everglades pollution, is undone by the wife he thought he murdered.
NYC cop Eve Dallas and her partner, Det. Peabody, pursue a serial killer with the aid of a psychic's unique gift.
Paul Kemprecos. A protein found in the ocean's depths, able to extend life, is key to a plot of world domination.
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P.I. Kinsey Millhone agrees to look after a just-paroled heiress, whose former boss is wanted by the Feds.
The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.
By James Patterson. A Chicago columnist and widow finds a cache of letters written to her by her grandmother.
Lincoln Childs. Agent Pendergast returns to uncover a murderous villain of seemingly supernatural origins.
By Gen. Tommy Franks with Malcom McConnell
Memoir by the retired head of the U.S. Central Command.
The former president's lengthy reminiscences on his tumultuous childhood and political achievements.
WAR ON TERROR
A CIA agent's compelling arguments for policy change.
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AND ARROGANT PRESIDENCY
By Sen. Robert C. Byrd. Registering disapproval.
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By Robert Kurson. A pair of American divers' near-obsessive effort to identify a submerged WWII U-boat.
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By Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Using your feminine wiles.
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