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1. Black Notice


By Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $25.95)

Kay Scarpetta is back with more evil enemies than ever before.

2. The Edge


By Catherine Coulter (Putnam, $22.95)

Action-packed romance and an FBI agent with ESP fuel this mystery.

3. Hannibal


By Thomas Harris (Dell, $27.95)

Dr. Lecter returns in this sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs."

4. Assassins


By Tim F. LaHaye (Tyndale House, $22.95)

A man kills the Antichrist, setting the stage for the Apocalypse.

5. Mother of Pearl


By Melinda Haynes (Hyperion, $23.95)

A Mississippi family's secrets weigh heavy, in a small town.

6. White Oleander


By Janet Fitch (Little, Brown, $24)

A young girl recounts surviving the travails of foster care.

7. Jupiter's Bones


By Faye Kellerman (Morrow, $25)

LAPD's Peter Decker investigates the death of a bizarre cult leader.

8. Granny Dan


By Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $19.95)

A ballerina falls for the doctor of a Russian czar.

9. Worst Fears Realized


By Stuart Woods (HarperCollins, $25)

Someone seems to be killing off all of Stone Barrington's lady friends.

10. McNally's Dilemma


By Lawrence Sanders (Putnam, $24.95)

Palm Beach P.I. Archy McNally investigates a socialite's murder.


1. Bill and Hillary: The Marriage


By Christopher Andersen (Morrow, $27.50)

2. Tuesdays with Morrie


By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $19.95)

3. Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate


By Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $27.50)

4. Body for Life


By Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso (HarperCollins, $25)

5. The First World War


By John Keegan (Knopf, $35)

6. The Other Side and Back


By Sylvia Browne and Lindsay Harrison (Dutton, $23.95)

7. The Greatest Generation


By Tom Brokaw (Random House, $24.95)

8. The Art of Happiness


By the Dalai Lama (Riverhead, $22.95)

9. Sugar Busters


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

10. Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food


By Suzanne Somers (Random House, $24)

The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Barnes & Noble, Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 8/1 - 8/7. 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, Reprint, Trover and Vertigo. Book World bestsellers hotline is 202-334-9000, category code 4175. (8/29/99)