weeks on list
1. The Pilot's Wife 
By Anita Shreve (Little Brown, $13.95)
After a pilot crashes, his wife finds out he was a bigamist.
2. Memoirs of a Geisha 
By Arthur Golden (Vintage, $14)
A little girl's transformation into a beguiling temptress.
3. The Reader 
By Bernhard Schlink (Vintage, $11)
A brief tale of sex, love, reading and shame in postwar Germany.
4. I Know This Much is True 
By Wally Lamb (Regan, $16)
A man's complicated relationship with his schizophrenic brother.
5. Bridget Jones' Diary 
By Helen Fielding (Penguin, $12.95)
The intimate diary of an anxiety-plagued woman in the '90s.
6. A Widow for One Year 
By John Irving (Ballantine, $14.95)
The story of a woman's path to true love.
7. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
By Rebecca Wells (HarperPerennial, $13)
A woman tries to resolve some difficult issues in her life.
8. Summer Sisters 
By Judy Blume (Dell, $7.50)
Childhood friends reunite, with unexpected results.
9. Charming Billy 
By Alice McDermott (Delta, $12.95)
A colorful man remembered by friends and loved ones.
10. Where the Heart Is 
By Billie Letts (Warner, $12)
A pregnant teen discovers the kindness of strangers.
weeks on list
1. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
By Robert C. Atkins (Avon, $6.50)
2. Guns, Germs and Steel
By Jared Diamond (Norton, $14.95)
3. Real Boys
By William Pollack (Owl, $13.95)
4. One Day My Soul Just Opened Up
By Iyanla Vanzant (Fireside, $13)
5. Falling Leaves
By Adeline Yen Mah (Broadway, $13)
6. Tender at the Bone
By Ruth Reichl (Broadway, $10.95)
7. Our Dumb Century
By The Onion (Crown, $15)
8. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
By Richard Carlson (Hyperion, $10.95)
9. Angela's Ashes
By Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $14)
10. Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul
By Jack Canfield, M. V. Hansen, J. Aubery, M. Donnelly and C. Donnelly (Health Communications, $12.95)
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. , 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.