weeks on list
1. Memoirs of a Geisha
By Arthur Golden (Vintage, $14)
A little girl's transformation into a beguiling temptress.
2. The Pilot's Wife
By Anita Shreve (Little Brown, $13.95)
After a pilot crashes, his wife discovers a shocking secret.
3. Rainbow Six
By Tom Clancy (Berkley, $8.50)
An elite team of counterterrorists struggle to save the day.
4. Summer Sisters
By Judy Blume (Dell, $7.50)
Childhood friends reunite, with unexpected results.
5. Murder at the Watergate
By Margaret Truman (Fawcett, $6.99)
Presidential hopefuls and Mexican drug lords cross paths.
6. Bridget Jones' Diary
By Helen Fielding (Penguin, $12.95)
The intimate diary of an anxiety-plagued woman in the '90s.
7. Widow for One Year
By John Irving (Ballantine, $14.95)
The story of a woman's path to true love.
By Sandra Brown (Warner, $7.99)
The lives of a cowboy drifter, a killer and a deaf widow collide.
9. The Reader
By Bernhard Schlink (Vintage, $11)
A brief tale of sex, love, reading and shame in postwar Germany.
10. Point of Origin
By Patricia Cornwell (Berkley, $7.99)
Kay Scarpetta returns to face a dark shadow from her past.
1. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
By Robert C. Atkins (Avon, $6.50)
2. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
By John Berendt (Random House, $25)
3. Angela's Ashes
By Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $14)
4. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
By Richard Carlson (Hyperion, $10.95)
5. Chicken Soup for the College Soul
By J. Canfield, M. V. Hansen, D. Clark & K. Kirberger (Health Communications, $12.95)
6. Guns, Germs and Steel
By Jared Diamond (Norton, $14.95)
7. Maximum Security: A Hacker's Guide to Protecting Your Internet Site and Network
By Anonymous (Sams, $49.99)
8. Don't Give It Away
By Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster, $11)
9. Dr. Atkin's New Carbo Gram Counter
By Robert C. Atkins (M. Evans, $4.95)
10. Healing Back Pain
By John E. Sarno (Hyperion, $10.95)
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. , 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)