Weeks on Lists

1 The Corrections [13]

By Jonathan Franzen (Picador USA, $15)

A complex, comic portrait of one Midwestern family's dysfunction.

2 Bel Canto [32]

By Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial, $13.95)

Attendees of a recital become hostages to a terrorist group.

3 Empire Falls [33]

By Richard Russo (Vintage, $14.95)

Lives converge at a diner -- the social nucleus of a Maine town.

4 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress [3]

By Dai Sijie (Anchor, $10)

Victims of China's Cultural Revolution rely on literature to survive.

5 The Hours [16]

By Michael Cunningham (Picador USA, $13)

The lives of three women, all linked by the novel "Mrs. Dalloway."

6 Total Recall [3]

By Sara Paretsky (Dell, $7.99)

Warshawski tackles insurance fraud and a case of recovered identity.

7 The Millionaires [4]

By Brad Meltzer (Warner, $7.99)

Two brothers' plot to swipe money from a private bank goes awry.

8 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [2]

By Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor, $11.95)

A Botswana native sets up her country's first gumshoe agency.

9 My Name Is Red [2]

By Orhan Pamuk (Vintage, $14.95)

A tale of murder and romance in 16th-century Turkey.

10 Good in Bed [26]

By Jennifer Weiner (Washington Square, $13)

A tell-all column by an ex-boyfriend turns a woman's life topsy-turvy.


1 2003 Zagat Survey of Washington, D.C. [17]

(Zagat Restaurant Survey, $11.95)

2 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution [9]

By Robert C. Atkins (Quill, $13.95; Avon, $7.99)

3 Founding Brothers [39]

By Joseph J. Ellis (Vintage, $14.95)

4 John Adams [10]

By David McCullough (Touchstone, $16.95)

5 How the Scots Invented the Modern World [8]

By Arthur Herman (Three Rivers, $14.95)

6 More George W. Bushisms [6]

Ed. by Jacob Weisberg (Fireside, $9.95)

7 Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot [2]

By Richard M. Restak (Three Rivers, $12)

8 The Onion Ad Nauseam [5]

Ed. by the Onion Staff (Three Rivers, $17)

9 Lucky [4]

By Alice Sebold (Back Bay, $11.95)

10 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius [35]

By Dave Eggers (Vintage, $13)



Weeks on Lists

1 Four Blind Mice [1]

By James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.95)

Army vets commit a string of murders to frame certain soldiers.

2 The Lovely Bones [22]

By Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95)

A teenager's murder elicits diverse reactions from friends and family.

3 Life of Pi [6]

By Yann Martel (Harcourt, $25)

Shipwrecked with a tiger, a boy relies on his imagination to survive.

4 You Shall Know Our Velocity [8]

By Dave Eggers (McSweeney's, $22.95)

Two friends careen across Africa in a quest to give away cash.

5 The Little Friend [5]

By Donna Tartt (Knopf, $26)

A precocious 12-year-old vows to find her brother's murderer.

6 I Don't Know How She Does It [8]

By Allison Pearson (Knopf, $23)

Kate Reddy juggles work and home with great skill and wit.

7 Reversible Errors [4]

By Scott Turow (FSG, $28)

A surprise confession complicates a death-row inmate's last-minute appeal.

8 The Christmas Train [3]

By David Baldacci (Warner, $19.95)

A cross-country train trip brings a reporter unexpected rewards.

9 Skipping Christmas [8]

By John Grisham (Doubleday, $14.95)

A jaded couple spend the Christmas holiday on a cruise.

10 Baudolino [6]

By Umberto Eco (Harcourt, $27)

In 12th-century Europe, a silver-tongued youth seeks a fabled land.


1 Bush at War [1]

By Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $28)

2 Katharine Graham's Washington [5]

(Knopf, $30)

3 Portrait of a Killer [2]

By Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $27.95)

4 Sandy Koufax [5]

By Jane Leavy (HarperCollins, $23.95)

5 Who Moved My Cheese? [61]

By Spencer Johnson (Putnam, $19.95)

6 An Army at Dawn [4]

By Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt, $30)

7 The Conquerors [5]

By Michael R. Beschloss (Simon & Schuster, $26.95)

8 The Threatening Storm [5]

By Kenneth M. Pollack (Random House, $25.95)

9 Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? [2]

By Louis V. Gerstner Jr. (HarperCollins, $27.95)

10 American [3]

By Chris Matthews (Free Press, $25)