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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.212THE 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.53THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (Broadway, $13.95)

By Lauren Weisberger. A prima donna fashion magazine editor terrorizes her new assistant.54NAKED PREY (Berkley, $7.99). By John Sandford

In his investigation of a grisly double murder, Lucas Davenport unearths a global crime consortium.25THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

(Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death and unearths some family secrets.16THE 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.57DECEPTION POINT (Pocket, $7.99). By Dan Brown

A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.218THE 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.49THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (Penguin, $14)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl comfort and a safe haven.1810DIGITAL FORTRESS (St. Martin's, $7.99). By Dan Brown

A former NSA operative develops an impenetrable code that may imperil the viability of U.S. intelligence.20Nonfiction/General1READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)

By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.182BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $16.95). By Walter Isaacson. The accomplished life of the inventor, politician and diplomat.33LIVING HISTORY (Scribner, $16)

By Hillary Rodham Clinton. The senator and former first lady offers a new afterword in this edition of her memoir.64STUPID 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.25THE 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.156BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF SIX


(Free Press, $14). By Ben Mezrich. Winning at blackjack.147STIFF: THE CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS

(Norton, $13.95). By Mary Roach. The startling, often amusing ways in which cadavers are put to use.18FRIENDS '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 6.29BEYOND BELIEF: THE SECRET GOSPEL OF THOMAS

(Vintage, $13). By Elaine Pagels. Why the gospel of Thomas was expunged in the rise of early Christianity.310MONEYBALL (Norton, $13.95). By Michael Lewis

How the general manager's budget-savvy style produced a winning season for the Oakland A's.8HardcoverFiction1THE DA VINCI CODE (Doubleday, $24.95)

By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's search for the Holy Grail.212THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.213HIDDEN PREY (Putnam, $26.95). By John Sandford

Det. Lucas Davenport, acting as special agent, is assigned to the case of a Russian found murdered on the docks.24ANGELS & DEMONS (Atria, $19.95). By Dan Brown

The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.155THE RULE OF FOUR (Dial, $24). By Ian Caldwell &

Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton strive to uncover the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.26THE 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.37MEMORIAL 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.38THE 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.39NIGHTTIME 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.710THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE (Pantheon, $19.95)

By Alexander McCall Smith. Precious Ramotswe assists the local hairdresser in sorting out prospective suitors.4Nonfiction/General1PLAN OF ATTACK (Simon & Schuster, $28)

By Bob Woodward. Assessing the administration's motivations behind green-lighting the war in Iraq.52BIG 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.23ALEXANDER HAMILTON (Penguin Press, $35)

By Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.44ON THE DOWN LOW: A JOURNEY INTO THE LIVES OF



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

Documenting the contributions of wives and mothers.66AGAINST ALL ENEMIES: INSIDE AMERICA'S WAR

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

Revelations of the country's lack of preparedness.97WHY COURAGE MATTERS: THE WAY TO A BRAVER LIFE

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

Mark Salter. Sketches of exemplary lives.58EDWARD R. MURROW AND THE BIRTH OF BROADCAST

JOURNALISM (Wiley, $19.95). By Bob Edwards

The newsman's pivotal role in both radio and television.19WORSE THAN WATERGATE: THE SECRET PRESIDENCY OF

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

By John W. Dean. An ex-White House counsel's appraisal.810THE REPUBLICAN NOISE MACHINE: RIGHT-WING MEDIA


By David Brock. An indictment of the conservative agenda.1 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended May 23, 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.)