Fiction

weeks on list

1. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

[4]

By Terry Brooks (Ballantine, $25)

Sci-fi veteran's novelization of the prequel to the Star Wars trilogy.

2. White Oleander

[4]

By Janet Fitch (Little Brown, $24)

A young girl recounts surviving the travails of foster care.

3. We'll Meet Again

[6]

By Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster, $25)

A reporter attempts to solve a gruesome, decade-old murder.

4. The Emperor's General

[1]

By James H. Webb (Broadway, $25)

A fictionalized account of Gen. MacArthur's Japanese conquest.

5. Timbuktu

[1]

By Paul Auster (Holt, $23)

A dying man and his dog travel together on one last adventure.

6. East of the Mountains

[6]

By David Guterson (Harcourt Brace, $25)

A diagnosis of cancer brings reflection and a rash decision.

7. Certain Prey

[3]

By John Sandford (Putnam, $24.95)

Two femmes fatales set their sights on police officer Lucas Davenport.

8. Abide With Me

[8]

By E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday, $24.95)

An interwoven tale of two African-American couples.

9. The Testament

[14]

By John Grisham (Doubleday, $23.95)

An eccentric billionaire's will causes turmoil.

10. An Equal Music

[1]

By Vikram Seth (Broadway, $25)

A violinist is reunited with a long-lost former lover.

Nonfiction/General

weeks on list

1. Tuesdays with Morrie

[73]

By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $19.95)

2. The Greatest Generation

[27]

By Tom Brokaw (Random House, $24.95)

3. The Lexus and the Olive Tree

[3]

By Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar Straus Giroux, $27.50)

4. Front Row at the White House

[2]

By Helen Thomas (Simon & Schuster, $26)

5. Every Man a Tiger

[3]

By Tom Clancy with Chuck Homer (Putnam, $27.95)

6. We Are Our Mother's Daughters

[5]

By Cokie Roberts (Morrow, $19.95)

7. Sugar Busters

[41]

By H. Leighton Steward, Morrison C. Berhen, Sam S. Andrews & Luis A. Balart (Ballantine, $22)

8. Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food

[3]

By Suzanne Somers (Random House, $24)

9. All Too Human: A Political Education

[11]

By George Stephanopoulos (Little Brown, $27.95)

10. Yesterday I Cried

[11]

By Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster, $22)

The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Barnes & Noble, Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 5/23 - 5/29. 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, Politics & Prose, Trover and Vertigo. Book World bestsellers hotline is 202-334-9000, category code 4175.