Washington Area Bestsellers
|1||ATONEMENT(Anchor, $14.95; $7.99)
By Ian McEwan. The calamitous repercussions of a child's false accusation; now a feature film.
|2||THE KITE RUNNER(Riverhead, $14)
By Khaled Hosseini. An Afghan returns to his Taliban-ruled country to atone for a past betrayal.
|3||THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB
(Berkley, $14). By Kate Jacobs. A yarn shop owner and single mother starts a weekly support group.
|4||WATER FOR ELEPHANTS(Algonquin, $13.95)
By Sara Gruen. An orphan discovers love when he joins a circus during the Great Depression.
|5||THE 6TH TARGET(Grand Central, $14.99)
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Kids and their nannies are being kidnapped off the street.
|6||BODY SURFING(Back Bay, $14.99)
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"Game Change" supplies the juicy tidbits and political jujitsu that made the 2008 election supremely gripping.
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" author Tracy Chevalier once again sinks into a fertile historical moment with a smart young woman and cocky, dismissive men.
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