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Sunday, April 9, 2000; Page X11

Paperback

Fiction weeks on list

1 Witness in Death [2]

By J.D. Robb (Berkley, $6.99)

In 2059, New York detective Eve Dallas solves a murder.

2 The Testament [12]

By John Grisham (Dell, $7.99)

An eccentric billionaire's will causes turmoil.

3 The Cider House Rules [10]

By John Irving (Ballantine, $7.99)

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

4 The Hours [9]

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

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

5 A Season Beyond A Kiss [1]

By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (Avon, $14)

Romance, murder and intrigue are ready to flower in this novel.

6 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [20]

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

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

7 The Poisonwood Bible [22]

By Barbara Kingsolver (HarperPerennial, $14)

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

8 The Price of Power [1]

By James W. Huston (Avon, $6.99)

A high-tech, military/legal thriller with political overtones.

9 Sullivan's Island [1]

By Dorothea Benton Frank (Jove, $6.99)

A woman from the picturesque S. Carolina coast searches for truth.

10 False Pretenses [2]

By Catherine Coulter (NAL, $7.50)

Romance and intrigue play heavy in this murder mystery.

Nonfiction /General

1 Dr. Atkin's New Diet Revolution [134]

By Robert C. Atkin (Avon, $6.50)

2 Girl, Interrupted [11]

By Susanna Kaysen (Vintage, $12)

3 Angela's Ashes [40]

By Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $14)

4 Guns, Germs and Steel [35]

By Jared Diamond (Norton, $14.95)

5 The Seat of the Soul [23]

By Gary Zukav (Simon & Schuster, $13)

6 Gary Null's Ultimate Anti-Aging Program [1]

By Garu Null (Broadway, $17.50)

7 A Week in the Zone [1]

By Barry Sears (Regan, $6.99)

8 Black Hawk Down [2]

By Mark Bowden (Penguin, $13.95)

9 The Orchid Thief [1]

By Susan Orlean (Ballantine, $14)

10 The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet [20]

By Richard and Rachel Heller (Signet, $6.99)

Hardcover

Fiction weeks on list

1 The Brethren [7]

By John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95)

Three imprisoned judges cause trouble for the CIA.

2 Carolina Moon [2]

By Nora Roberts (Putnam, $24.95)

An abused woman's dream of starting a new life is thwarted.

3 Daughter of Fortune [4]

By Isabel Allende (HarperCollins, $26)

A young Chilean woman seeks love and freedom in California.

4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [24]

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

Harry completes his third year at Hogwarts.

5 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [22]

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

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

6 Girl With a Pearl Earring [2]

By Tracy Chevalier (Dutton/Plume, $21.95)

Chevalier brings life to the subject of Vermeer's famous painting.

7 Day of Reckoning [3]

By Jack Higgins (Putnam, $25.95)

A White House secret agent seeks revenge against a Mafia family.

8 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [23]

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

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

9 Beowulf: A New Verse Translation [3]

By Seamus Heaney (Farrar Straus Giroux, $24)

A Nobel laureate retells the ancient tale of heroes and monsters.

10 The Lion's Game [9]

By Nelson DeMille (Warner, $26.95)

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

Nonfiction/General

1 Eating Well For Optimum Health [1]

By Andrew Weil (Knopf, $25)

2 Tuesdays With Morrie [115]

By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $19.95)

3 Body for Life [19]

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

4 Shadow [10]

By Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $27.50)

5 From This Day Forward [5]

By Cokie and Steven Roberts (Morrow, $24)

6 Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire [3]

By Amanda Foreman (Random House, $29.95)

7 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius [1]

By Dave Eggers (Simon & Schuster, $23)

8 Relationship Rescue [6]

By Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion, $22.95)

9 Shrub: The Short but Happy

Political Life of George W. Bush [3]

By Molly Ivins with Lou Dubose (Random House, $19.95)

10 The Greatest Generation [49]

By Tom Brokaw (Random House, $24.95)

Washington Is Also Reading Selling well in local independent bookstores:

Chaos Theory: A Novel

By Gary Krist (Random House, $24)

Two unlikely kids from the suburbs discover police corruption and political conspiracies in the nation's capital after a marijuana buy turns ugly. (F)

The Dark Continent:

Europe's Twentieth Century

By Mark Mazower (Vintage, $16)

A history of the last century, tracing the violent struggle between racial tolerance and genocide, imperial ambition and national self-determinism, liberty and the tyrannies of the right and left. (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)

Henry of Atlantic City

By Frederick Reuss (MacMurray & Beck, $22)

A 6-year-old boy with a photographic memory lives a bizarre life in present-day Atlantic City, obsessed with an ancient sect and partly convinced he's a saint in 5th-century Byzantium. (F)

Ladies Night at Finbar's Hotel

Edited by Dermot Bolger (Harvest, $14)

Seven different Irish female authors contribute to this short story collection describing one night in a once decrepit, now refurbished Dublin hotel. (F)

Last Talons of the Eagle: Secret Nazi Technology Which Could Have Changed the Course of World War II

By Gary Hyland & Anton Gill (Headline, $11.95)

A detailed description of never-built, ahead-of-its-time aerospace technology. (NF)

The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Barnes & Noble, Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 3/12 - 3/18. 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, Vertigo and the Smithsonian Bookshop. Book World bestsellers hotline is 202-334-9000, category code 4175. (4/09/00)

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