Washington Area Bestsellers

Sunday, June 26, 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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3

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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4

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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5THE 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.55
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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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7

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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8

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES(Penguin, $14)

By Sue Monk Kidd.Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl comfort and a safe haven.

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

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

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10

TOM CLANCY'S OP-CENTER: WAR OF EAGLES

(Berkley, $7.99). By Jeff Rovin.Attacks on Chinese interests overseas threaten to escalate into a global crisis.

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Nonfiction/General
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DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM

(Back Bay, $14.95). By David Sedaris.A collection of witty, comical essays starring the humorist's family.

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2

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

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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4

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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5

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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6

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

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

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7

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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8

A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING

(Broadway, $15.95). By Bill Bryson.A quirky, popular guide to science's grandest achievements.

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9

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?: HOW

CONSERVATIVES WON THE HEART OF AMERICA

(Owl, $14). By Thomas Frank.With Election 2004 update.

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10

A TREASURY OF DECEPTION: LIES, MISLEADERS,

HOODWINKERS ...(Penguin, $14). By Michael Farquhar

History's most outrageous shams and duplicitous deeds.

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Hardcover
Fiction
1

THE HISTORIAN(Little, Brown, $25.95)

By Elizabeth Kostova.A multi-generational tale of one family's scrutiny of the Dracula legend, ripe with suspense.

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2

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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3

THE MERMAID CHAIR(Viking, $24.95)

By Sue Monk Kidd.Jessie's visit with her ailing mother brings some surprising confidences to light.

11
4

A LONG WAY DOWN(Riverhead,$24.95)

By Nick Hornby.Four individuals, about to commit suicide, meet by chance on a rooftop New Year's Eve.

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5

THE DA VINCI CODE(Doubleday, $24.95)

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

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6

DANCE OF DEATH(Warner, $25.95). By Douglas Preston

& Lincoln Child.FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast matches wits with his deranged brother, who is on a killing spree.

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7

KILLING TIME(Ballantine, $25.95). By Linda Howard

A 1985 time capsule is exhumed and looted, after which its contributors begin to die in puzzling circumstances.

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8

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

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

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9

THE CLOSERS(Little, Brown, $26.95)

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

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10

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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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.

4
2

THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY(FSG, $27.50)

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

11
3

FREAKONOMICS; A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES

THE HIDDEN SIDE OF EVERYTHING(Morrow, $25.95)

By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

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4

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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5

WINNING(HarperBusiness, $27.95). By Jack Welch

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

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6

ON BULLSHIT(Princeton Univ., $9.95)

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

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7

ONE SOLDIER'S STORY: A MEMOIR

(HarperCollins, $25.95). By Bob Dole.The former senator's military career and life-changing injury.

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8

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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9

THE SURVIVOR: BILL CLINTON IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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

The strengths and foibles of the former embattled president.

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10

ALL THOSE MORNINGS ... AT THE POST

(PublicAffairs, $27.50). By Shirley Povich.An anthology of the longtime Washington Post sportswriter's columns.

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