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.

10.Billy Straight


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)

4.Angela's Ashes


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)

8.Protein Power


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. [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. (11/21/99)