weeks on list

1. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace


By Terry Brooks (Ballantine, $25)

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

2. White Oleander


By Janet Fitch (Little Brown, $24)

A young girl recounts surviving the travails of foster care.

3. We'll Meet Again


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

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

4. The Emperor's General


By James H. Webb (Broadway, $25)

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

5. Timbuktu


By Paul Auster (Holt, $23)

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

6. East of the Mountains


By David Guterson (Harcourt Brace, $25)

A diagnosis of cancer brings reflection and a rash decision.

7. Certain Prey


By John Sandford (Putnam, $24.95)

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

8. Abide With Me


By E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday, $24.95)

An interwoven tale of two African-American couples.

9. The Testament


By John Grisham (Doubleday, $23.95)

An eccentric billionaire's will causes turmoil.

10. An Equal Music


By Vikram Seth (Broadway, $25)

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


weeks on list

1. Tuesdays with Morrie


By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $19.95)

2. The Greatest Generation


By Tom Brokaw (Random House, $24.95)

3. The Lexus and the Olive Tree


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

4. Front Row at the White House


By Helen Thomas (Simon & Schuster, $26)

5. Every Man a Tiger


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

6. We Are Our Mother's Daughters


By Cokie Roberts (Morrow, $19.95)

7. Sugar Busters


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

8. Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food


By Suzanne Somers (Random House, $24)

9. All Too Human: A Political Education


By George Stephanopoulos (Little Brown, $27.95)

10. Yesterday I Cried


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.