Washington Area Bestsellers

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Sunday, November 5, 2006

Paperback
Fiction
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THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER(Penguin, $14)

By Kim Edwards.A doctor comes to regret telling his wife that one of their twins, a girl, died during delivery.

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2

MARY, MARY(Warner Vision, $9.99)

By James Patterson.Hollywood's A-list stars look to Alex Cross to protect them from a vicious serial killer.

5
3

PREDATOR(Berkley, $9.99). By Patricia Cornwell

Forensic examiner Kay Scarpetta, now based in Florida, is stymied by a series of bizarre slayings and thorny clues.

5
4

DANCE OF THE GODS(Jove, $7.99). By Nora Roberts

This fantasy adventure, book No. 2 in Roberts's "Circle Trilogy," is the sequel to "Morrigan's Cross."

4
5

THE HISTORIAN(Back Bay, $15.99)

By Elizabeth Kostova.Three generations of one family pursue Dracula by means of a mysterious medieval book.

3
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SKELETON COAST(Berkley, $16). By Clive Cussler

and Jack DuBrul.A fanatical group plotting off the African coast challenges the spy ship Oregon and her crew.

4
7

THE CAMEL CLUB(Warner Vision, $7.99)

By David Baldacci.A band of conspiracy theorists finds intrigue after witnessing a murder on Roosevelt Island.

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THE LIGHTHOUSE(Vintage, $13.95). By P.D. James

Commander Dalgliesh is dispatched to Combe Island, an isolated retreat for the well-to-do, where murder is afoot.

2
9

SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING(Ballantine, $14.95)

By Amy Tan.A Burmese vacation is scuttled when American travelers are seized by a mystical rebel tribe.

1
10

THE TENTH CIRCLE(Washington Square, $15)

By Jodi Picoult.Graphic art illustrates this "Purgatorio" tale of a family coping with a daughter's rape.

1
Nonfiction/General
1

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS(Picador USA, $14)

(St. Martin's, $7.99). By Augusten Burroughs

A memoir chock-full of hilarious and unsettling moments.

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2

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS(Bantam, $14; $7.99)

By James Bradley with Ron Powers.The life of Bradley's father, John, who served in the Pacific in WWII.

4
3

THE GLASS CASTLE(Scribner, $14)

By Jeannette Walls.A daughter's memoir of her eccentric parents and the unorthodox upbringing she survived.

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4

TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS

OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN(Simon & Schuster, $19.95)

By Doris Kearns Goodwin.Presidential finesse.

5
5

DREAMS FROM MY FATHER(Three Rivers, $14.95)

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

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6

THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS(Penguin, $15)

By John Berendt.Venice, where the author moved in 1997, is affectionately portrayed here in all its glory and decay.

5
7

THE END OF FAITH: RELIGION, TERROR, AND THE

FUTURE OF REASON(Norton, $13.95). By Sam Harris

Religious conviction (in all its forms) as menace.

4
8

TEACHER MAN: A MEMOIR(Scribner, $15)

By Frank McCourt.The author of "Angela's Ashes" recounts his tenure in the NYC public school system.

5
9

NIGHT(FSG, $9). By Elie Wiesel

The Nobel laureate's terrifying account of his experience in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

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10

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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Hardcover
Fiction
1

LISEY'S STORY(Scribner, $28). By Stephen King

The widow of a celebrated horror writer finds sorting through her husband's papers cathartic and revelatory.

1
2

THE COLLECTORS(Warner, $26.99). By David Baldacci

The Camel Club reunites to solve a murder at the Library of Congress, which reveals a rogue CIA agent's treachery.

2
3

FOR ONE MORE DAY(Hyperion, $21.95)

By Mitch Albom.Charley Benetto is granted one final day with his mother, whose recent death left him devastated.

5
4

ACT OF TREASON(Atria, $25.95). By Vince Flynn

Unorthodox CIA agent Mitch Rapp's newest case involves a presidential candidate attacked just before the election.

3
5

HUNDRED-DOLLAR BABY(Putnam, $24.95)

By Robert B. Parker.BostonP.I.Spenser tussles with the mob when once and future client April Kyle asks for help.

1
6

ECHO PARK(Little, Brown, $26.99)

By Michael Connelly.Det.Harry Bosch suspects political prying in a killer's admission of guilt in a 1993 cold case.

3
7

THIRTEEN MOONS(Random House, $26.95)

By Charles Frazier.North Carolina native Will Cooper recounts a rousing life spanning much of the 19th century.

4
8

WHAT CAME BEFORE HE SHOT HER

(HarperCollins, $26.95). By Elizabeth George.The scarred life of the youth who shot Inspector Lynley's wife.

2
9

THE BANCROFT STRATEGY(St. Martin's, $26.95)

By Robert Ludlum.A foundation's ulterior motives may be responsible for a U.S. agent's kidnapping.

2
10

FIRST IMPRESSIONS(Silhouette, $17.95)

By Nora Roberts.An affluent bachelor moves to the country in search of a tranquil life but finds love instead.

1
Nonfiction/General
1

THE AUDACITY OF HOPE: THOUGHTS ON RECLAIMING

THE AMERICAN DREAM(Crown, $25)

By Barack Obama.The Illinois senator's social contract.

2
2

THE INNOCENT MAN: MURDER AND INJUSTICE

IN A SMALL TOWN(Doubleday, $28.95)

By John Grisham.Probing a 1982 case of rape and murder.

3
3

STATE OF DENIAL: BUSH AT WAR, PART III

(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Bob Woodward

New details on the administration's war plans in Iraq.

5
4

THE GOD DELUSION(Houghton Mifflin, $27)

By Richard Dawkins.A critical rejection of religious faith, its perceived intolerance and the idea of intelligent design.

1
5

CULTURE WARRIOR(Broadway, $26)

By Bill O'Reilly.Hot-button cultural issues pepper this take on the struggle between the left and the right.

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6

THUNDERSTRUCK(Crown, $25.95). By Erik Larson

How wireless communication burst onto the public stage with the 1910 manhunt for murderer Dr. H.H. Crippen.

1
7

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID:

A MEMOIR(Broadway, $25). By Bill Bryson

A trip down memory lane by a child of the 1950s.

2
8

I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK: AND OTHER

THOUGHTS ON BEING A WOMAN

(Knopf, $19.95). By Nora Ephron.Aging angst.

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9

MARLEY & ME: LIFE AND LOVE WITH THE

WORLD'S WORST DOG(Morrow, $21.95)

By John Grogan.For the love of an unruly Labrador.

46
10

MY SECRET: A POSTSECRET BOOK(Regan, $19.95)

By Frank Warren.A collection of anonymous postcards from teenagers and college students across the country.

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Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Oct. 29, 2006. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2006 by Nielsen BookScan. (Right-hand column of italiczed numnbers reflects weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The advice/miscellaneous list below reflects sales from 9/25 to 10/29.)


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