Washington Area Bestsellers

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Paperback
Fiction
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BLACK ROSE(Jove, $7.99). By Nora Roberts

Roz Harper finds herself falling for the fetching genealogist she hired to track the identity of an ancestral ghost.

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THE KITE RUNNER(Riverhead, $14). By Khaled Hosseini

An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.

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ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?(Warner, $7.99)

By Sidney Sheldon.The alluring widows of two murdered scientists team up to thwart a plot to control the weather.

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SUMMER'S CHILD(Bantam, $7.50). By Luanne Rice

After fleeing an abusive husband and starting over, Lily is tested by her daughter's serious heart condition.

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ANGELS & DEMONS(Pocket Star, $7.99)

By Dan Brown.The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.

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THE NOSY NEIGHBOR(Pocket, $7.99). By Fern Michaels

Lucy, a prominent defense attorney with paranormal gifts, is confronted with unsettling facts abouther fiancé.

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OCEANS OF FIRE(Jove, $7.99). By Christine Feehan

Abigail relies on her Drake family magical powers to help Interpol foil Russian antiquities smugglers.

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SKINNY DIP(Warner, $12.95). By Carl Hiaasen

A sleazy biologist, concealing an agribusiness's Everglades pollution, is undone by the wife he thought he murdered.

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9THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME(Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon.An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death, unearthing some family secrets.53
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A SUMMER OF FAULKNER(Vintage, $29.95)

By William Faulkner.The summer selections of the Oprah Book Club--three Faulkner novels in a special box set.

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Nonfiction/General
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DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM

(Back Bay, $14.95). By David Sedaris.Another round of comical, often self-deprecating essays.

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THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE(Back Bay, $14.95)

By Malcolm Gladwell.A look at fads and their origins.

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3

READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN(Random House, $13.95)

By Azar Nafisi.A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.

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MY LIFE(Vintage, $17.95). By Bill Clinton

The former president reminisces about his tumultuous childhood and political accomplishments.

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THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY(Vintage, $14.95)

By Erik Larson.Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.

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GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL(Norton, $16.95)

By Jared Diamond.The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.

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7

BAD CAT: 244 NOT-SO-PRETTY KITTIES AND

CATS GONE BAD(Workman, $9.95). By Jim Edgar

Candid photos of felines acting up and acting out.

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8

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?: HOW

CONSERVATIVES WON THE HEART OF AMERICA

(Owl, $14). By Thomas Frank

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DREAMS FROM MY FATHER(Three Rivers, $13.95)

By Barack Obama.A memoir of a challenging, often lonely youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING

(Broadway, $14.95). By Bill Bryson.A quirky, popular guide to science's grandest achievements.

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Hardcover
Fiction
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4TH OF JULY(Little, Brown, $27.95)

By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.A member of the Women's Murder Club is on trial for police brutality.

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THE CLOSERS(Little, Brown, $26.95)

By Michael Connelly.After two years of retirement, Harry Bosch returns to the LAPD in its new cold case unit.

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THE MERMAID CHAIR(Viking, $24.95)

By Sue Monk Kidd.Jessie's caregiver trip to her mother's side brings some surprising confidences to light.

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4

THE DA VINCI CODE(Doubleday, $24.95)

By Dan Brown.Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a killer's identity.

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TRUE BELIEVER(Warner, $24.95). By Nicholas Sparks

A science reporter, famed for his myth-debunking articles, investigates strange lights in a North Carolina cemetery.

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RAGE(Ballantine, $26.95). By Jonathan Kellerman

Psychiatrist Alex Delaware revisits the chilling case of two teens convicted of killing a toddler eight years earlier.

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VELOCITY(Bantam, $27). By Dean Koontz

An affable bartender is forced to choose a sociopath's next series of victims via menacing, time-sensitive notes.

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BROKEN PREY(Putnam, $26.95). By John Sandford

Gory slayings, reminiscent of those committed by two incarcerated killers, and a new iPod keep Davenport busy.

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DEVIL'S CORNER(HarperCollins, $25.95)

By Lisa Scottoline.An assistant U.S. attorney enlists the aid of a street-wise young woman to crack a drug ring.

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THE WASHINGTONIENNE(Hyperion, $23.95)

By Jessica Cutler.A roman à clefin which a young Senate staffer's sexual escapades spill out on her blog.

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Nonfiction/General
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1776(Simon & Schuster, $32). By David McCullough

Military campaigns and personal narratives relate the saga of the first full year of the American Revolution.

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FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES

THE HIDDEN SIDE OF EVERYTHING(Morrow, $25.95)

By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

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THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HSITORY OF THE

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY(FSG, $27.50)

By Thomas L. Friedman.Globalism's colossal impact.

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BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING

(Little, Brown, $25.95). By Malcolm Gladwell

The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.

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WINNING(HarperBusiness, $27.95). By Jack Welch

with Suzy Welch.A top-to-bottom guidebook for business management by the former CEO of General Electric.

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ON BULLSHIT(Princeton Univ., $9.95)

By Harry G. Frankfurt.A philosophical primer for detecting the phenomenon in our culture.

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AND ONE MORE THING BEFORE YOU GO ...

(Free Press, $13.95). By Maria Shriver.Advice for girls on the transition from high school to college.

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FIRST IN: AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF HOW THE CIA

SPEARHEADED THE WAR ON TERROR IN AFGHANISTAN

(Presidio, $25.95). By Gary C. Schroen

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THE SURVIVOR: PRESIDENT CLINTON IN THE WHITE

HOUSE(Random House, $29.95). By John F. Harris

The strengths and foibles of the embattled former president.

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AMERICA (THE BOOK): A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO

DEMOCRACY INACTION(Warner, $24.95)

By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show.Humor meets history.

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