weeks on list
1. The Pilot's Wife
By Anita Shreve (Little Brown, $13.95)
After a pilot crashes, his wife discovers a shocking secret.
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. Summer Sisters
By Judy Blume (Dell, $7.50)
Childhood friends reunite, with unexpected results.
5. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
By Rebecca Wells (HarperPerennial, $13)
A woman tries to resolve some difficult issues in her life.
6. Point of Origin
By Patricia Cornwell (Berkley, $7.99)
Kay Scarpetta returns to face a dark shadow from her past.
7. Bridget Jones' Diary
By Helen Fielding (Penguin, $12.95)
The intimate diary of an anxiety-plagued woman in the '90s.
8. Where the Heart Is
By Billie Letts (Warner, $12)
A pregnant teen discovers the kindness of strangers.
9. Widow for One Year
By John Irving (Ballantine, $14.95)
The story of a woman's path to true love.
10. I Know This Much Is True
By Wally Lamb (Regan, $16)
A man's complicated relationship with his schizophrenic brother.
1. Angela's Ashes
By Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $14)
2. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
By John Berendt (Random House, $25)
3. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
By Robert C. Atkins (Avon, $6.50)
4. Guns, Germs and Steel
By Jared Diamond (Norton, $14.95)
5. Chicken Soup for the College Soul
By J. Canfield, M. V. Hansen, D. Clark & K. Kirberger (Health Communications, $12.95)
6. Don't Give It Away
By Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster, $11)
7. Falling Leaves
By Adeline Yen Mah (Broadway, $13)
8. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
By Stephen R. Covey (Simon & Schuster, $14)
9. Real Boys
By William Pollack (Owl, $13.95)
10. The One Minute Manager
By Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson (Berkley, $12.95)
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. , 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)