weeks on list

1. Black Notice


By Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $25.95)

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

2. Hannibal


By Thomas Harris (Dell, $27.95)

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

3. The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing


By Melissa Bank (Viking Penguin, $23.95)

Lessons learned by a young girl growing up.

4. The Edge


By Catherine Coulter (Putnam, $22.95)

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

5. Assassins


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

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

6. The Devil's Teardrop


By Jeffery Deaver (Simon & Schuster, $25)

An extortion plot goes awry in the nation's capital.

7. Mother of Pearl


By Melinda Haynes (Hyperion, $23.95)

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

8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


By J. K. Rowling (Scholastic, $17.95)

A neglected orphaned boy is invited to attend a school for wizards.

9. White Oleander


By Janet Fitch (Little, Brown, $24)

A young girl recounts surviving the travails of foster care.

10. The Testament


By John Grisham (Doubleday, $23.95)

An eccentric billionaire's will causes turmoil.


1. Tuesdays with Morrie


By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $19.95)

2. Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate


By Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $27.50)

3. Bill and Hillary: The Marriage


By Christopher Andersen (Morrow, $27.50)

4. The Greatest Generation


By Tom Brokaw (Random House, $24.95)

5. Yesterday I Cried


By Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster, $22)

6. Body for Life


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

7. Sugar Busters


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

8. The First World War


By John Keegan (Knopf, $35)

9. The Art of Happiness


By the Dalai Lama (Riverhead, $22.95)

10. Live Now, Age Later


By Isadore Rosenfeld (Farrar Straus Giroux, $27.50)

The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Barnes & Noble, Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 8/8 - 8/14. 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. (9/5/99)