Fiction weeks on list
1 River, Cross My Heart 
By Breena Clarke (Little, Brown, $14.95)
The story of an African -American family in Georgetown circa 1925.
2 The Simple Truth 
By David Baldacci (Warner, $7.99)
A legal thriller involving a massive conspiracy in Washington.
3 The Poisonwood Bible 
By Barbara Kingsolver (HarperPerennial, $14)
The 30- year chronicle of a missionary family's life in the Congo.
4 A Man in Full 
By Tom Wolfe (Bantam, $8.50)
The story of a Southern good ol' boy's fall from grace.
5 The Pilot's Wife 
By Anita Shreve (Little, Brown/Back Bay, $13.95)
After a pilot crashes, his wife discovers a shocking secret.
6 Net Force: Hidden Agenda 
By Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik (Berkley, $7.99)
The elite net force yet again saves the world for us all.
7 Memoirs of a Geisha 
By Arthur Golden (Vintage, $14)
A little girl's transformation into a beguiling temptress.
8 Enchanted: The Donovan Legacy 
By Nora Roberts (Harlequin, $4.25)
A school teacher falls for a hunk while summering in Oregon.
9 Stargazey 
By Martha Grimes (Onyx, $6.99)
Richard Jury uncovers chicanery in the art world.
10 When the Wind Blows 
By James Patterson (Warner Books, $7.99)
A Colorado vet discovers a secret genetic research conspiracy.
1 The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program 
By Richard and Rachel Heller (Plume, $15.95)
2 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution 
By Robert C. Atkins (Avon, $6.50)
3 The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet 
By Richard F. and Rachel F. Heller (Signet, $6.99)
4 Angela's Ashes 
By Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $14)
5 Blind Man's Bluff 
By Sherry Sontas, Christopher Drew and Annette Drew (HarperCollins, $7.99)
6 Protein Power 
By Michael R. Eades & Mary Dan Eades
7 Dr. Atkin's New Carbo Gram Counter 
By Robert C. Atkins (M. Evans, $4.95)
8 The Seat of the Soul 
By Gary Zukav (Simon & Schuster, $13)
9 The Professor and the Madman 
By Simon Winchester (HarperPerennial, $13)
10 The Perfect Storm 
By Sebastian Junger (Harper, $6.99)
Fiction weeks on list
1 Pop Goes the Weasel 
By James Patterson (Little, Brown, $26.95)
A series of killings in Southeast D.C .prompts Alex Cross to investigate.
2 "O" Is For Outlaw 
By Sue Grafton (Henry Holt, $26)
P.I. Kinsey Millhone reexamines an old murder and a failed marriage.
3 Personal Injuries 
By Scott Turow (Farrar Straus Giroux, $27)
A crooked lawyer works with the FBI to help snag corrupt judges.
4 A Walk to Remember 
By Nicholas Sparks (Warner, $19.95)
A man reflects on his first true love, a Baptist minister's daughter.
5 Second Wind 
By Dick Francis (Putnam, $24.95)
A BBC weatherman uncovers a sinister plot in the Caribbean.
6 Tara Road 
By Maeve Binchy (Bantam Doubleday, $24.95)
A home swap for a summer binds two women.
7 Dune: House Atreides 
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam, $27.50)
A prequel to the bestselling original, focusing on young Leto Atreides.
8 In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner 
By Elizabeth George (Bantam, $25.95)
Detectives Lynley and Havers are back on the case.
9 Black Notice 
By Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $25.95)
Kay Scarpetta is back with more enemies than ever before.
10 Hearts in Atlantis 
By Stephen King (Scribner, $28)
Four disturbing tales of baby-boomer America.
1 'Tis 
By Frank McCourt (Scribner, $26)
2 Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan 
By Edmund Morris (Random House, $35)
3 Body For Life 
By Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso (HarperCollins, $25)
4 Faith of My Fathers 
By John McCain with Mark Salter (Random House, $25)
5 When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi 
By David Maraniss (Simon & Schuster, $26)
6 Tuesdays With Morrie 
By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $19.95)
7 Isaac's Storm 
By Erik Larson (Crown, $25)
8 Sugar Busters 
By H. Leighton Steward,et al. (Ballantine, $22)
9 The Sword and the Shield:
The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB 
By Christopher Andrew (Basic, $32.50)
10 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love 
By Richard and Kristine Carlson (Hyperion, $15.95)
Washington Is Also Reading Selling well in local independent bookstores:
Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
By Valerie Wilson Wesley (Avon, $24)
The story of an African-American family dealing with change, loss, heartache and living life to the fullest. (F)
By Barry Unsworth (Doubleday, $23.95)
Horatio Nelson becomes the object of an acute obsession in a tale that explores the dark side of patriotism and hero worship, and the bleakness of living one's life through another's. (F)
By Ilya Zbarsky (Harvill, $20)
The strange and engrossing tale of the scientists behind the Committee of Immortalization, created by Stalin in 1924 to turn Lenin's body into a nationalist relic. (NF)
Walkin' the Dog
By Walter Mosley (Little, Brown, $24.95)
The story of Socrates Fortlow, a philosophizing ex-con whose protests against a murderous, raping LAPD cop unintentionally spark a riot. (F)
Waste and Want
By Susan Strasser (Metropolitan, $27.50)
A cultural and economic history of trash and its changing meaning, and our attitudes toward it, from the pre-industrial 18th-century to the consumer culture of our own. (NF)
Correction: In the October 3 "Washington Is Also Reading" column, under Woman: An Intimate Geography, the author's name was incorrect. The author is Natalie Angier. We apologize for the error.
The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 10/17-10/23. 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. (11/14/99)