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PaperbackFiction1ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Dan Brown

The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.202THE LOVELY BONES (Back Bay, $13.95). By Alice Sebold

From her perch in heaven, a young girl witnesses the impact of her brutal murder on friends and family.43THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (Broadway, $13.95)

By Lauren Weisberger. A prima donna fashion magazine editor terrorizes her new assistant.44NAKED PREY (Berkley, $7.99). By John Sandford

In his investigation of a grisly double murder, Lucas Davenport unearths a global crime consortium.15THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER (Mariner, $12)

By Carson McCullers. A lonely girl and a deaf-mute man form an emotional, special camaraderie in 1930s Georgia.46THE LAKE HOUSE (Warner, $7.99). By James Patterson

Six children genetically-engineered to fly, introduced in Patterson's "When the Wind Blows," face a dire new threat.37DECEPTION POINT (Pocket, $7.99). By Dan Brown

A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.208WITH OPEN ARMS (Silhouette, $7.99). By Nora Roberts

An omnibus edition of two romance novels featuring headstrong women embarking on new lives.39EXECUTIVE POWER (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Vince Flynn

CIA counterterrorism expert Mitch Rapp attempts to foil an assassin's scheme to create havoc in the Middle East.210DIGITAL FORTRESS (St. Martin's, $7.99). By Dan Brown

A former NSA operative develops an impenetrable code that could threaten the viability of U.S. intelligence.19Nonfiction/General1READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)

By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion group for women students.172LIVING HISTORY (Scribner, $16)

By Hillary Rodham Clinton. The senator and former first lady offers a new afterword in this edition of her memoir.53BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $16.95). By Walter Isaacson. The accomplished life of the inventor, politician and diplomat.24THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY (Vintage, $14.95)

By Erik Larson. Serial Killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.145FRIENDS 'TIL THE END ... THE ONE WITH ALL TEN YEARS

(Time, $24.95). By David Wild. The official companion to the hugely popular NBC sitcom, which signed off May 6.16BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF SIX


(Free Press, $14). By Ben Mezrich. Winning at blackjack.137BEYOND BELIEF: THE SECRET GOSPEL OF THOMAS

(Vintage, $13). By Elaine Pagels. Why the gospel of Thomas was expunged in the rise of early Christianity.28TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Broadway, $12.95)

By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.129STUPID WHITE MEN ... AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR

THE STATE OF THE NATION (ReganBooks, $13.95)

By Michael Moore. Biting critiques on a range of issues.110MONEYBALL (Norton, $13.95). By Michael Lewis

How the general manager's budget-savvy style produced a winning season for the Oakland A's.7HardcoverFiction1THE DA VINCI CODE (Doubleday, $24.95)

By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail.202HIDDEN PREY (Putnam, $26.95). By John Sandford

Davenport, now a special agent, is assigned to the case of a Russian found murdered on the docks.13THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.204ANGELS & DEMONS (Atria, $19.95). By Dan Brown

The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.145THE NARROWS (Little, Brown, $25.95)

By Michael Connelly. The killer "the Poet" strikes again, and a close friend of Harry Bosch is the latest victim.26THE RULE OF FOUR (Dial, $24). By Ian Caldwell &

Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton strive to uncover the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.17MEMORIAL DAY (Atria, $25.95). By Vince Flynn

The CIA's almost effortless thwarting of an al Qaeda attack raises the suspicions of agent Mitch Rapp.28NIGHTTIME IS MY TIME (Simon & Schuster, $25.95)

By Mary Higgins Clark. A serial killer using the moniker "the Owl" targets women at his high school reunion.69THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB (Putnam, $23.95)

By Karen Joy Fowler. Heady emotions and intimate secrets arise amid the book club's discussions of the Austen canon.210THERAPY (Ballantine, $26.95). By Jonathan Kellerman

Alex Delaware's inquiry into a savage double homicide steers him to one victim's celebrity therapist.4Nonfiction/General1BIG RUSS & ME: FATHER AND SON: LESSONS OF LIFE

(Miramax, $22.95). By Tim Russert. A memoir by the NBC journalist woven together with a tribute to his father.12PLAN OF ATTACK (Simon & Schuster, $28)

By Bob Woodward. Assessing the administration's motivations behind green-lighting the war in Iraq.43ALEXANDER HAMILTON (Penguin Press, $35)

By Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.34ON THE DOWN LOW: A JOURNEY INTO THE LIVES OF



OUR NATION (Morrow, $24.95). By Cokie Roberts

Documenting the contributions of wives and mothers.56AGAINST ALL ENEMIES: INSIDE AMERICA'S WAR

ON TERROR (Free Press, $27). By Richard A. Clarke

Revelations of the country's lack of preparedness.87WORSE THAN WATERGATE: THE SECRET PRESIDENCY OF

GEORGE W. BUSH (Little, Brown, $22.95)

By John W. Dean. An ex-White House counsel's appraisal.78THE POLITICS OF TRUTH: INSIDE THE LIES THAT LED TO


(Carroll & Graf, $26). By Joseph Wilson29WHY COURAGE MATTERS: THE WAY TO A BRAVER LIFE

(Random House, $16.95). By John McCain with

Mark Salter. Sketches of exemplary lives.410GRACE AND POWER: THE PRIVATE WORLD OF THE

KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE (Random House, $29.95)

By Sally Bedell Smith. Tales of courage and scandal.2 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended May 16, 2004. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2004 by Nielsen BookScan. (Right-hand column of italicized numbers reflects weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. Advice and self-help books appear on a separate, monthly list.)