Weeks on Lists

1 The Hours [27]

By Michael Cunningham (Picador USA, $15)

2 Mrs. Dalloway [1]

By Virginia Woolf (Harvest, $12)

3 Bel Canto [43]

By Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial, $13.95)

4 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress [14]

By Dai Sijie (Anchor, $10)

5 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [9]

By Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor, $11.95)

6 2nd Chance [3]

By James Patterson with Andrew Gross (Warner, $7.99)

7 The Falls [1]

By Ian Rankin (St. Martin's, $7.50)

8 Sea Glass [4]

By Anita Shreve (Back Bay, $14.95)

9 The Summons [9]

By John Grisham (Dell, $7.99)

10 Hunting Season [1]

By Nevada Barr (Berkley, $6.99)


1 2003 Zagat Survey of Washington, D.C. [28]

(Zagat Survey, $11.95)

The fully revised edition of the respected restaurant guide.

2 What Went Wrong? [6]

By Bernard Lewis (HarperPerennial, $12.95)

The Islamic world's multifaceted encounter with Western civilization.

3 The Natural [2]

By Joe Klein (Broadway, $14)

An examination of the Clinton presidency, beyond the media hoopla.

4 The Orchid Thief [3]

By Susan Orlean (Ballantine, $14)

The passions that rule the peculiar world of orchid aficionados.

5 Catch Me If You Can [3]

By Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding (Broadway, $14.95)

The brief but spectacular exploits of a notorious con man.

6 Dreaming War [4]

By Gore Vidal (Thunder's Mouth, $11.95)

The cultural critic's riff on American imperialism and its cost.

7 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution [16]

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

The revised edition with updated information.

8 Boy Genius [2]

By Lou Dubose et al. (PublicAffairs, $15)

The high-flying career of Karl Rove, the formidable politcal strategist.

9 Islam: Religion, History and Civilization [1]

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr (HarperSanFrancisco, $12.95)

A noted Islamicist's concise primer on the faith of Muhammad.

10 Lucky [6]

By Alice Sebold (Back Bay, $11.95)

The bestselling novelist's story of rape and recovery.



Weeks on Lists

1 The King of Torts [2]

By John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95)

2 The Lovely Bones [33]

By Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95)

3 Pattern Recognition [2]

By William Gibson (Putnam, $25.95)

4 Atonement [30]

By Ian McEwan (Doubleday, $26.95)

5 Life of Pi [17]*

By Yann Martel (Harcourt, $25)

6 Any Human Heart [1]

By William Boyd (Knopf, $24.95)

7 The Dante Club [2]

By Matthew Pearl (Random House, $24.95)

8 Crossroads of Twilight [5]

By Robert Jordan (Tor, $29.95)

9 Loving Donovan [1]

By Bernice L. McFadden (Dutton, $23.95)

10 The Bone Vault [2]

By Linda Fairstein (Scribner, $25)


1 Bush at War [12]

By Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $28)

The White House's performance in the three months after Sept. 11.

2 Of Paradise and Power [2]

By Robert Kagan (Knopf, $18)

The increasingly divergent interests of the U.S. and Europe.

3 The Threatening Storm [7]

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

An analysis of U.S. policy toward Iraq and a call for invasion.

4 What Should I Do With My Life? [3]

By Po Bronson (Random House, $24.95)

Profiles of people across the U.S. answering life's big question.

5 Atkins For Life [4]

By Robert C. Atkins (St. Martin's, $24.95)

Why carb-counting trumps calorie-counting for effective weight loss.

6 The Right Man [6]

By David Frum (Random House, $25.95)

A former presidential speechwriter's year in the Bush White House.

7 Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling [6]

By Ross King (Walker, $28)

The Renaissance master's four years of labor in the Sistine Chapel.

8 This Just In [3]

By Bob Schieffer (Putnam, $26.95)

The CBS journalist reflects on his 40-plus years in TV news.

9 Paris 1919 [8]

By Margaret MacMillan (Random House, $35)

The personalities and brinksmanship behind the Treaty of Versailles.

10 My Losing Season [11]

By Pat Conroy (Doubleday, $27.95)

The novelist relates his final basketball season at the Citadel.