Weeks on Lists
1 The Hours 
By Michael Cunningham (Picador USA, $15)
The lives of three women, all linked by the novel "Mrs. Dalloway."
2 Bel Canto 
By Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial, $13.95)
Attendees of a recital become hostages to a terrorist group.
3 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress 
By Dai Sijie (Anchor, $10)
Victims of China's Cultural Revolution rely on literature to survive.
4 2nd Chance 
By James Patterson with Andrew Gross (Warner, $7.99)
Four women sleuths hunt a serial killer who may be an ex-cop.
5 Sea Glass 
By Anita Shreve (Back Bay, $14.95)
A young couple is caught up in unionizing efforts at a local mill.
6 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 
By Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor, $11.95)
A Botswana native sets up her country's first gumshoe agency.
7 The Summons 
By John Grisham (Dell, $7.99)
A son finds $3 million in cash stashed in his late father's study.
8 Empire Falls 
By Richard Russo (Vintage, $14.95)
Lives converge at a diner -- the social nucleus of a Maine town.
9 The Secret Life of Bees 
By Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin, $14.95)
Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl comfort and safety.
10 Good in Bed 
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. 
(Zagat Restaurant Survey, $11.95)
2 What Went Wrong? 
By Bernard Lewis (HarperPerennial, $12.95)
3 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution 
By Robert C. Atkins (Quill, $13.95; Avon, $7.99)
4 Dreaming War 
By Gore Vidal (Thunder's Mouth, $11.95)
5 Seabiscuit 
By Laura Hillenbrand (Ballantine, $15)
6 Warrior Politics 
By Robert D. Kaplan (Vintage, $12)
7 The Tipping Point 
By Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay, $14.95)
8 Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the
Media Distort the News 
By Bernard Goldberg (HarperPerennial, $13.95)
9 Salt 
By Mark Kurlansky (Penguin, $15)
10 The Natural: The Misunderstood
Presidency of Bill Clinton 
By Joe Klein (Broadway, $14)
Weeks on Lists
1 The King of Torts 
By John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95)
A weary public defender is lured into the lucrative class-action trade.
2 Pattern Recognition 
By William Gibson (Putnam, $25.95)
A marketing wiz tracks the source of unusual Internet film clips.
3 The Lovely Bones 
By Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95)
A teenager's murder elicits diverse reactions from friends and family.
4 I Don't Know How She Does It 
By Allison Pearson (Knopf, $23)
Kate Reddy juggles work and home with skill and ample wit.
5 Atonement 
By Ian McEwan (Doubleday, $26.95)
The calamitous repercussions of a fanciful's child's false accusations.
7 The Dante Club 
By Matthew Pearl (Random House, $24.95)
Dante's "Inferno" is the inspiration for a murderer's grisly crimes.
8 You Shall Know Our Velocity 
By Dave Eggers (McSweeney's, $22.95)
Two friends careen across Africa in a quest to give away cash.
9 Samaritan 
By Richard Price (Knopf, $25)
A man beaten nearly to death refuses to reveal his attacker's identity.
10 Forever 
By Pete Hamill (Little, Brown, $25.95)
An Irishman given eternal life is witness to NYC's vibrant history.
1 Bush at War 
By Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $28)
2 This Just In 
By Bob Schieffer (Putnam, $26.95)
3 The Right Man 
By David Frum (Random House, $25.95)
4 Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling 
By Ross King (Walker, $28)
5 Atkins For Life 
By Robert C. Atkins (St. Martin's, $24.95)
6 Of Paradise and Power: America and
Europe in the New World Order 
By Robert Kagan (Knopf, $18)
7 The Power of Now: A Guide to
Spiritual Enlightenment 
By Eckhart Tolle (New World, $22.95)
8 Good to Great 
By Jim Collins (HarperCollins, $27.50)
9 My Losing Season 
By Pat Conroy (Doubleday, $27.95)
10 The Threatening Storm 
By Kenneth M. Pollack (Random House, $25.95)