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Sunday, February 13, 2000; Page X11

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Fiction weeks on list

1 The Testament [4]

By John Grisham (Dell, $7.99)

An eccentric billionaire's will causes turmoil.

2 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [12] By J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, $5.99)

A neglected boy is invited to attend a school for wizards.

3 A Map of the World [6]

By Jane Hamilton (Bantam Doubleday Dell, $12.95)

A tragic event spins a rural Midwestern woman's life out of orbit.

4 The Hours [1]

By Michael Cunningham (St. Martin's, $13)

The lives of three women, all linked by the novel "Mrs. Dalloway."

5 Snow Falling on Cedars [5]

By David Guterson (Random House, $14)

In the Pacific Northwest of the '50s, a murder unearths racial tensions.

6 The Green Mile [6]

By Stephen King (Pocket, $7.99)

A prison guard encounters a paranormal inmate on death row.

7 Memoirs of a Geisha [45]

By Arthur Golden (Vintage, $14)

A little girl's transformation into a beguiling temptress.

8 The Poisonwood Bible [14]

By Barbara Kingsolver (HarperPerennial, $14)

The 30-year chronicle of a missionary family's life in the Congo

9 The Cider House Rules [2]

By John Irving (Ballantine, $7.99)

A teenage orphan tries to flee the only life and home he knows.

10 Welcome to the World, Baby Girl [4]

By Fannie Flagg (Ivy, $7.50)

A successful TV talk show host confronts her cloudy past.

Nonfiction/General

1 Angela's Ashes [33]

By Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $14)

2 Dr. Atkin's New Diet Revolution [127]

By Robert C. Atkin (Avon, $6.50)

3 Girl, Interrupted [4]

By James Mangold (Faber & Faber, $13)

4 The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet [13]

By Richard and Rachel Heller (Signet, $6.99)

5 Zagat Survey 2000 Update: DC/Baltimore [3]

Edited by Olga Boikess and Marty Katz (Zagat Survey, $10.95)

6 Life Strategies [1]

By Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion, $11.95)

7 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000 [7]

(World Almanac, $10.95)

8 The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program [11]

By Richard and Rachel Heller (Plume, $15.95)

9 Smart Women Finish Rich [1]

By David Bach (Bantam, $13)

10 Rich Dad, Poor Dad [1]

By Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter

(TechPress, $15.95

Hardcover

Fiction weeks on list

1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [14]

By J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, $17.95)

Mischief and magic reign in Harry's second year of wizard school.

2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [16]

By J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, $19.95)

Harry completes his third year at Hogwarts.

3 The Lion's Game [3]

By Nelson DeMille (Warner, $26.95)

A terrorist plays a deadly game threatening the safety of America.

4 Gap Creek [1]

By Robert Morgan (Algonquin, $22.95)

In the hills of Appalachia, a young couple confronts the forces of Nature.

5 Legend of Luke [2]

By Brian Jacques (Philomel, $22.95)

A fantastical adventure in Jacques's Redwall epic.

6 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [15]

By J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, $17.95)

A neglected boy is invited to attend a school for wizards.

7 Sick Puppy [3]

By Carl Hiaasen (Knopf, $25)

Eco-terrorists and tacky real estate developers go to war in S. Florida.

8 Timeline [9]

By Michael Crichton (Knopf, $26.95)

Advances in quantum physics unleash new wonders and terrors.

9 The Cat Who Robbed a Bank [2]

By Lilian Jackson Braun (Putnam, $23.95)

A reporter and his two feline friends help solve a murder.

10 Secret Honor [2]

By W.E.B. Griffin (Putnam, $25.95)

In WW II, secret links between Germany and Argentina are exposed.

Nonfiction/General

1 The Rock Says [3]

By the Rock with Joe Layden (HarperCollins, $26)

2 Tuesdays With Morrie [107]

By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $19.95)

3 Who Moved My Cheese? [3]

By Spencer Johnson (Putnam, $19.95)

4 'Tis [17]

By Frank McCourt (Scribner, $26)

5 A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President [2]

By Jeffrey Toobin (Random House, $25)

6 Body For Life [11]

By Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso (HarperCollins, $25)

7 Guinness Word Records 2000 [7]

(Guinness Media, $25.95)

8 Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth [2]

By Ric Edelman (HarperCollins, $25)

9 Stickin': The Case for Loyalty [1]

By James Carville (Simon & Schuster, $16.95)

10 Have a Nice Day! A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks [6]

By Mick Foley (Regan, $24.95)

Washington Is Also Reading

Selling well in local independent bookstores:

Chocolat

By Joanne Harris (Penguin, $12.95)

In a tiny French village, a woman and her 6-year-old daughter stir up trouble when they open up a heavenly chocolate shop (on Sundays even!) across from the village church at the beginning of Lent. (F)

Disgrace

By J. M. Coetzee (Viking Penguin, $23.95)

In post-apartheid Cape Town, a white professor struggles to deal with the new and sometimes violent complexities of life in South Africa. (F)

Letters of the Century

Edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler (Dell, $35)

More than 400 letters from both the famous and ordinary encapsulate the people, places and events that have transformed the nation's history. (NF)

On the Rez

By Ian Frazier (Farrar Straus Giroux, $25)

An in-depth account of the life of the Oglala Sioux on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation, and a quick glimpse of life in the rest of Native America. (NF)

T. C. Boyle Stories

By T. Coraghessan Boyle

(Viking Penguin, $16.95)

A mammoth collection of eclectic short stories . (F)

The Tesseract

By Alex Garland (Riverhead, $13)

In the muggy underworld of Manila, three sets of characters collide. (F)

The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Barnes & Noble, Borders, Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 1/16 - 1/22. Numbers within brackets, e.g. [5], represent the total number of weeks on the list. The "Washington Is Also Reading" list is based on reports from Chapters, Chuck & Dave's, Maryland Book Exchange, Reprint, Smithsonian Bookshop and Trover. Book World bestsellers hotline is 202-334-9000, category code 4175. (2/13/00)

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