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Sunday, February 27, 2000; Page X11


Fiction weeks on list

1 The Testament [6]

By John Grisham (Dell, $7.99)

An eccentric billionaire's will causes turmoil.

2 A Map of the World [8]

By Jane Hamilton (Bantam Doubleday Dell, $12.95)

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

3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [14]

By J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, $5.99)

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

4 The Hours [3]

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

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

5 The Poisonwood Bible [16]

By Barbara Kingsolver (HarperPerennial, $14)

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

6 The Cider House Rules [4]

By John Irving (Ballantine, $7.99)

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

7 The Green Mile [8]

By Stephen King (Pocket, $7.99)

A prison guard encounters a paranormal inmate on death row.

8 Memoirs of a Geisha [47]

By Arthur Golden (Vintage, $14)

A little girl's transformation into a beguiling temptress.

9 Snow Falling on Cedars [6]

By David Guterson (Random House, $14)

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

10 The Pilot's Wife [30]

By Anita Shreve (Little, Brown/Back Bay, $13.95)

After a pilot crashes, his wife discovers a shocking secret.


1 Angela's Ashes [35]

By Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $14)

2 Dr. Atkin's New Diet Revolution [129]

By Robert C. Atkin (Avon, $6.50)

3 The Seat of the Soul [19]

By Gary Zukav (Simon & Schuster, $13)

4 The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet [15]

By Richard and Rachel Heller (Signet, $6.99)

5 The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program [12]

By Richard and Rachel Heller (Plume, $15.95)

6 Girl, Interrupted [6]

By James Mangold (Faber & Faber, $13)

7 Life Strategies [3]

By Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion, $11.95)

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

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

9 Rich Dad, Poor Dad [2]

By Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter (TechPress, $15.95)

10 What to Expect When You're Expecting [11]

By A. Eisenberg, H. Murkoff and S. Hathaway

(Workman, $11.95)


Fiction weeks on list

1 The Brethren [1]

By John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95)

Three imprisoned judges cause trouble for the CIA.

2 Gap Creek [3]

By Robert Morgan (Algonquin, $22.95)

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

3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [16]

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

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

4 The Lion's Game [5]

By Nelson DeMille (Warner, $26.95)

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

5 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [18]

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

Harry completes his third year at Hogwarts.

6 Sick Puppy [5]

By Carl Hiaasen (Knopf, $25)

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

7 Timeline [11]

By Michael Crichton (Knopf, $26.95)

Advances in quantum physics unleash new wonders and terrors.

8 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [17]

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

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

9 A Walk to Remember [11]

By Nicholas Sparks (Warner, $19.95)

A man reflects on his first true love, a Baptist minister's daughter.

10 False Memory [3]

By Dean Koontz (Bantam, $26.95)

A supposed therapist plants phobias in his patient's minds.


1 Tuesdays With Morrie [109]

By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $19.95)

2 'Tis [19]

By Frank McCourt (Scribner, $26)

3 Who Moved My Cheese? [5]

By Spencer Johnson (Putnam, $19.95)

4 The Rock Says [5]

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

5 Body For Life [13] By Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso (HarperCollins, $25)

6 The Greatest Generation [47] By Tom Brokaw (Random House, $24.95)

7 From This Day Forward [1]

By Cokie and Steven Roberts (Morrow, $24)

8 Sugar Busters [60]

By H. Leighton Steward, et al. (Ballantine, $22)

9 The Art of Happiness [28]

By the Dalai Lama (Riverhead, $22.95)

10 When Pride Still Mattered [18]

By David Maraniss (Simon & Schuster, $26)

Washington Is Also Reading Selling well in local independent bookstores:

Bookstore: The Life and Times of

Jeannette Watson and Books & Co.

By Lynne Tillman (Harcourt Brace, $25)

A behind-the-scenes account of New York's famous bookstore, as told by many of its celebrity customers, including Woody Allen, Susan Cheever, Roy Blount Jr. and Fran Leibowitz. (NF)

The Dress Lodger

By Sheri Holman (Grove/Atlantic, $24)

In the cholera-stricken city of Sunderland, England, in 1831, a young prostitute and a desperate doctor collude. (F)

Scar Vegas: And Other Stories

By Tom Paine (Harcourt Brace, $22)

A collection of 10 quirky stories, on subjects ranging from an involuntary organ donor to the world of a 16-year-old pothead. (F)

Running North: A Yukon Adventure

By Ann Mariah Cook (Algonquin, $12.95)

A New Hampshire couple moves to Alaska with their toddler and pack of Siberian huskies to train for the Yukon Quest, the world's most grueling sled-dog race. (NF)

The Widow Killer

By Pavel Kohut (Picador, $14)

Amid the chaos of WWII in Prague, a German and a Czech police officer work together to catch a psychopathic killer. (F)

Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II

By George Weigel (Cliff Street, $35)

Written with the Pope's encouragement and assistance, this biography provides an insider's view of the religious leader. (NF)

The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Barnes & Noble, Borders, Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 1/30 - 2/5. 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. (2/27/00)

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