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. Summer Sisters


By Judy Blume (Dell, $7.50)

Childhood friends reunite, with unexpected results.

6. Serpent: The NUMA Files


By Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos (Pocket, $16)

Two special agents uncover an ancient conspiracy.

7. A Widow for One Year


By John Irving (Ballantine, $14.95)

The story of a woman's path to true love.

8. Rebellion


By Nora Roberts (Harlequin, $6.99)

A dashing English lord seduces the beautiful Serena MacGregor.

9. Tom Clancy's Op Center: State of Siege


By Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik (Penguin, $7.99)

A group of rogue U.N. soldiers turn to terrorism and blackmail.

10. Bridget Jones' Diary


By Helen Fielding (Penguin, $12.95)

The intimate diary of an anxiety plagued woman in the '90s.


1. Angela's Ashes


By Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $14)

2. Maggie's American Dream


By James P. Comer (NAL/Dutton, $13.95)

3. Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul


By Jack Canfield, M. V. Hansen, J. Aubery, M. Donnelly and C. Donnelly (Health Communications, $12.95)

4. Guns, Germs and Steel


By Jared Diamond (Norton, $14.95)

5. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution


By Robert C. Atkins (Avon, $6.50)

6. Real Boys


By William Pollack (Owl, $13.95)

7. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff


By Richard Carlson (Hyperion, $10.95)

8. One Day My Soul Just Opened Up


By Iyanla Vanzant (Fireside, $13)

9. Don't Give It Away


By Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster, $11)

10. Falling Leaves


By Adeline Yen Mah (Broadway, $13)

The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Barnes & Noble, Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 6/1 - 6/19. 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, and Trover. Book World bestsellers hotline is 202-334-9000, category code 4175. (7/11/99)