Weeks on Lists

1 Atonement [1]

By Ian McEwan (Anchor, $14)

2 Mrs. Dalloway [3]

By Virginia Woolf (Harvest, $12)

3 Bel Canto [45]

By Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial, $13.95)

4 The Hours [29]

By Michael Cunningham (Picador USA, $15)

5 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [11]

By Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor, $11.95)

6 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress [16]

By Dai Sijie (Anchor, $10)

7 City of Bones [1]

By Michael Connelly (Warner, $7.99)

8 Empire Falls [45]

By Richard Russo (Vintage, $14.95)

9 Hell to Pay [1]

By George P. Pelecanos (Warner, $6.99)

10 The English Assassin [1]

By Daniel Silva (Signet, $7.99)


1 2003 Zagat Survey of Washington, D.C. [30]

(Zagat Survey, $11.95)

The fully revised edition of the respected restaurant guide.

2 What Went Wrong? [8]

By Bernard Lewis (HarperPerennial, $12.95)

The Islamic world's multifaceted encounter with Western civilization.

3 Congress at Your Fingertips [1]

(Capitol Advantage, $14.95)

An up-to-date guide for the first session of the 108th Congress.

4 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution [18]

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

An updated edition of the diet that shuns carbohydrates.

5 Seabiscuit [39]

By Laura Hillenbrand (Ballantine, $15)

A thoroughbred's owner, trainer and jockey guide him to renown.

6 The Natural [4]

By Joe Klein (Broadway, $14)

An examination of Clinton's tenure, beyond the media hoopla.

7 Warrior Politics [4]

By Robert D. Kaplan (Vintage, $12)

Why the ends justify the means in both business and politics.

8 The Orchid Thief [4]

By Susan Orlean (Ballantine, $14)

The passions that rule the peculiar world of orchid aficionados.

9 The Best Democracy Money Can Buy [1]

By Greg Palast (Plume, $14)

Governments and global entities rife with greed and corruption.

10 Dreaming War [6]

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

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



Weeks on Lists

1 The King of Torts [4]

By John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95)

2 The Lovely Bones [35]

By Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95)

3 The Dante Club [4]

By Matthew Pearl (Random House, $24.95)

4 Drop City [1]

By T.C. Boyle (Viking, $25.95)

5 Life of Pi [19]

By Yann Martel (Harcourt, $25)

6 Soul Circus [1]

By George P. Pelecanos (Little, Brown, $24.95)

7 Pattern Recognition [4]

By William Gibson (Putnam, $25.95)

8 The Last Detective [2]

By Robert Crais (Doubleday, $24.95)

9 The Confessor [1]

By Daniel Silva (Putnam, $25.95)

10 I Don't Know How She Does It [15]

By Allison Pearson (Knopf, $23)


1 Bush at War [14]

By Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $28)

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

2 Of Paradise and Power [4]

By Robert Kagan (Knopf, $18)

The increasingly divergent interests of America and Europe.

3 This Just In [4]

By Bob Schieffer (Putnam, $26.95)

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

4 The Devil in the White City [2]

By Erik Larson (Crown, $25.95)

Amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair, a serial killer strikes.

5 Atkins For Life [6]

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

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

6 What Should I Do With My Life? [5]

By Po Bronson (Random House, $24.95)

Profiles of people across America answering life's big question.

7 Stupid White Men [28]

By Michael Moore (ReganBooks, $24.95)

Biting commentary on everything from politics to the environment.

8 The Threatening Storm [9]

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

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

9 Almost There: The Onward Journey of

A Dublin Woman [1]

By Nuala O'Faolain (Riverhead, $24.95)

The Irish writer laments the loneliness of middle age.

10 Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling [8]

By Ross King (Walker, $28)

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