Fiction

weeks on list

1. White Oleander

[5]

By Janet Fitch (Little, Brown, $24)

A young girl recounts surviving the travails of foster care.

2. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

[5]

By Terry Brooks (Ballantine, $25)

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

3. Certain Prey

[3]

By John Sandford (Putnam, $24.95)

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

4. East of the Mountains

[7]

By David Guterson (Harcourt Brace, $25)

A diagnosis of cancer brings reflection and a rash decision.

5. The Testament

[15]

By John Grisham (Doubleday, $23.95)

An eccentric billionaire's will causes turmoil.

6. The White House Connection

[1]

By Jack Higgins (Putnam, $25.95)

A thriller packed with political intrigue and high suspense.

7. We'll Meet Again

[7]

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

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

8. Dangerous Kiss

[1]

By Jackie Collins (Simon & Schuster, $25)

The gun-toting feminist Lucky Santangelo returns seeking revenge.

9. Abide With Me

[9]

By E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday, $24.95)

An interwoven tale of two African-American couples.

10. Havana Bay

[1]

By Martin Cruz Smith (Random House, $24.95)

Russian investigator Arkady Renko assists his comrades in Cuba.

Nonfiction/General

1. Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in From the Wild

[1]

By Monty Roberts (HarperCollins, $30)

2. The Greatest Generation

[28]

By Tom Brokaw (Random House, $24.95)

3. Tuesdays with Morrie

[74]

By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $19.95)

4. The Lexus and the Olive Tree

[4]

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

5. Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security

[1]

By Bill Gertz (Regnery, $27.95)

6. I'm a Stranger Here Myself

[2]

By Bill Bryson (Random House, $25)

7. Sugar Busters

[42]

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

8. The Art of Happiness

[16]

By the Dalai Lama (Riverhead, $22.95)

9. The First World War

[1]

By John Keegan (Knopf, $35)

10. Every Man a Tiger

[4]

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

The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Barnes & Noble, Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 5/30 - 6/3x. 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, Reprint, Trover and Vertigo. Book World bestsellers hotline is 202-334-9000, category code 4175.

(6/27/99)