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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

M.I.T. STUDENTS WHO TOOK VEGAS FOR MILLIONS

(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

"STRAIGHT" BLACK MEN WHO SLEEP WITH MEN

(Broadway, $21.95). By J. L. King55FOUNDING MOTHERS: THE WOMEN WHO RAISED

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

AND HOW IT CORRUPTS DEMOCRACY (Crown, $25.95)

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.)