weeks on list
1.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
By J. K. Rowling (Scholastic, $5.99)
A neglected young boy is invited to attend a school for wizards.
2.River, Cross My Heart
By Breena Clarke (Little, Brown, $14.95)
The story of an African-American family in Georgetown circa 1925.
3.The Poisonwood Bible
By Barbara Kingsolver (HarperPerennial, $14)
The 30-year chronicle of a missionary family's life in the Congo.
4.The Simple Truth
By David Baldacci (Warner, $7.99)
A legal thriller involving a massive conspiracy in Washington.
5.A Man in Full
By Tom Wolfe (Bantam, $8.50)
The story of a Southern good ol' boy's fall from grace.
6.The Pilot's Wife
By Anita Shreve (Little, Brown/Back Bay, $13.95)
After a pilot crashes, his wife discovers a shocking secret.
7.Memoirs of a Geisha
By Arthur Golden (Vintage, $14)
A little girl's transformation into a beguiling temptress.
8.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.
By Martha Grimes (Onyx, $6.99)
Richard Jury uncovers deception in the art world.
By Jonathan Kellerman (Random House, $7.99)
A homeless boy witnesses a murder.
1.Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
By Robert C. Atkins (Avon, $6.50)
2.The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program
By Richard and Rachel Heller (Plume, $15.95)
3.The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet
By Richard F. and Rachel F. Heller (Signet, $6.99)
By Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $14)
5.Blind Man's Bluff
By Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew and Annette Drew (HarperCollins, $7.99)
6.Dr. Atkin's New Carbo Gram Counter
By Robert C. Atkins (M. Evans, $4.95)
7.Guns, Germs and Steel
By Jared Diamond (Norton, $14.95)
By Michael R. Eades & Mary Dan Eades (Bantam, $6.50)
9.The Carbohydrate Addict's Gram Counter
By Richard and Rachel F. Heller (Signet, $4.99)
10.In the Meantime
By Iyanla Vanzant (Universe, $13.95)
The bestseller lists this week are culled from information submitted by Barnes & Noble, Borders, Crown, Olsson's and Waldenbooks based on sales from 10/24 - 10/30. 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. (11/21/99)