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.
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. , 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)