Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, April 24, 2005; Page BW11
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
By Mary Higgins Clark. A serial killer using the moniker "the Owl" targets women at a high school reunion.
P.I. Kinsey Millhone agrees to look after a just-paroled heiress, whose former boss is wanted by the Feds.
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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By Stuart Woods. Legendary actors (Garbo, Gable, Tracy) make cameos in this mystery set in Hollywood circa 1939.
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 clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
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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.
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By Asne Seierstad. A journalist's portrait of an Afghan family coping with the grim realities of life after war.
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A science reporter, famed for his fraud-debunking articles, looks into eerie lights in a North Carolina cemetery.
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.
By Matthew Stover. The novelization of George Lucas's film of Episode III, which releases May 19.
By Laurell K. Hamilton. Meredith Gentry, both human and faerie, calls on her mortal allies to aid the faerie kingdom.
February 2003: A London neurosurgeon's day of leisure shifts from the mundane to the life-threatening.
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 Rebecca Wells. Vignettes from the lives of the Ya-Ya sisterhood when they first met as girls in the 1930s.
Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington is duped by a new client who turns out to be a con man extraordinaire.
By Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization's colossal impact.
with Suzy Welch. A top-to-bottom guidebook for business management by the former CEO of General Electric.
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The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.
By Jane Fonda. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, actress and controversial activist sets the record straight.
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THE HIDDEN SIDE OF EVERYTHING
By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen G. Dubner
By Harry G. Frankfurt. A philosophical primer for detecting the phenomenon in our culture today.
By Pope John Paul II. A photographic album of John Paul's papacy (up to 1999) with excerpts from his writings.
By Ruth Reichl. Costumes and stealth at the dinner table.