Weeks on Lists

1 Atonement [6]

By Ian McEwan (Anchor, $14)

The calamitous repercussions of a fanciful child's false accusation.

2 The Nanny Diaries [3]

By Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus (Griffin, $13.95)

Two former nannies deride The Park Ave. milieu.

3 Mrs. Dalloway [8]

By Virginia Woolf (Harvest, $12)

A day full of errands is a window onto a woman's inner life.

4 Bel Canto [50]

By Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial, $13.95)

Attendees at a recital become hostages to a terrorist group.

5 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [15]

By Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor, $11.95)

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

6 Shopaholic Ties the Knot [5]

By Sophie Kinsella (Delta, $10.95)

Becky's boyfriend proposes, leading to dueling wedding plans.

7 The Wailing Wind [2]

By Tony Hillerman (Harper, $7.99)

Leaphorn, now retired, assists Sgt. Chee in tackling a case.

8 The Hours [34]

By Michael Cunningham (Picador USA, $15)

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

9 Everything Is Illuminated [1]

By Jonathan Safran Foer (HarperPerennial, $13.95)

A writer seeks out his grandparents' shtetl in Ukraine.

10 The Murder Book [1]

By Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine, $7.99)

Someone is sending Alex Delaware photos of grisly murders.


1 Congress at Your Fingertips (108th) [6]

(Capitol Advantage, $14.95)

2 2003 Zagat Survey of Washington, D.C. [35]

(Zagat Restaurant Survey, $11.95)

3 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution [23]

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

4 What Went Wrong? [13]

By Bernard Lewis (HarperPerennial, $12.95)

5 Seabiscuit [44]

By Laura Hillenbrand (Ballantine, $15)

6 Guns, Germs and Steel [97]

By Jared Diamond (Norton, $14.95)

7 Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on

an Imperfect Science [1]

By Atul Gawande (Picador USA, $13)

8 Trading Spaces: Behind the Scenes [1]

Ed. by Brian Kramer (Meredith Books, $19.95)

9 Warrior Politics [6]

By Robert D. Kaplan (Vintage, $12)

10 Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight [2]

By Alexandra Fuller (Random House, $12.95)



Weeks on Lists

1 Lost Light [1]

By Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, $25.95)

An unsolved murder and robbery distracts Bosch from his retirement.

2 The Da Vinci Code [3]

By Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95)

Cyphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail.

3 Children of the Storm [1]

By Elizabeth Peters (Morrow, $25.95)

Rising Egyptian nationalism means danger for the Emerson clan.

4 The Lovely Bones [40]

By Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95)

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

5 Cerulean Sins [1]

By Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley, $22.95)

The formidable Angela Blake defends the vampires from one of their own.

6 The King of Torts [9]

By John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95)

A weary public defender is lured into the lucrative class-action trade.

7 The Dante Club [8]

By Matthew Pearl (Random House, $24.95)

Dante's "Inferno" is the inspiration for a killer's vicious crimes.

8 Sharpe's Havoc [1]

By Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins, $25.95)

Sharpe and riflemen are stranded in Portugal during Napoleon's invasion.

9 Back Story [3]

By Robert B. Parker (Putnam, $24.95)

Spenser's surrogate son seeks his help in solving a decades-old murder.

10 Life of Pi [24]

By Yann Martel (Harcourt, $25)

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


1 The Crisis of Islam [2]

By Bernard Lewis (Modern Library, $19.95)

2 Of Paradise and Power [9]

By Robert Kagan (Knopf, $18)

3 Leap of Faith [3]

By Queen Noor (Miramax, $25.95)

4 Overruling Democracy [2]

By Jamin B. Raskin (Routledge, $27.50)

5 Stupid White Men [33]

By Michael Moore (ReganBooks, $24.95)

6 Empire: The Rise and Demise of

the British World Order [1]

By Niall Ferguson (Basic, $35)

7 Jarhead [5]

By Anthony Swofford (Scribner, $24)

8 Useful Idiots[1]

By Mona Charen (Regnery, $27.95)

9 Dark Star Safari [2]

By Paul Theroux (Houghton Mifflin, $28)

10 What Should I Do With My Life? [8]

By Po Bronson (Random House, $24.95)