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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.222THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (Broadway, $13.95)

By Lauren Weisberger. A prima donna fashion magazine editor terrorizes her new assistant.63THE 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.64THE 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.25DECEPTION POINT (Pocket, $7.99). By Dan Brown

A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.226NAKED PREY (Berkley, $7.99). By John Sandford

In his investigation of a grisly double murder, Lucas Davenport unearths a global crime consortium.37THE MACKADE BROTHERS (Silhouette, $14.95)

By Nora Roberts. An omnibus edition of the two novels featuring those Civil War-era rogues Rafe and Jared.38DIGITAL 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.219THE KNOWN WORLD (Amistad, $13.95)

By Edward P. Jones. The tangled relationship between an ex-slave and his former master.110THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (Penguin, $14)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl comfort and safety.19Nonfiction/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.192BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $16.95). By Walter Isaacson. The accomplished life of the inventor, politician and diplomat.43STUPID 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.34LIVING HISTORY (Scribner, $16)

By Hillary Rodham Clinton. The senator and former first lady offers an new afterword in this edition of her memoir.75BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF SIX


(Free Press, $14). By Ben Mezrich. Winning at blackjack.156THE 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.167TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Broadway, $12.95)

By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.138MONEYBALL (Norton, $13.95). By Michael Lewis

How the general manager's budget-savvy style led to a winning season for the Oakland A's.99STIFF: THE CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS

(Norton, $13.95). by Mary Roach. The startling, often amusing ways in which cadavers are put to use.210BEYOND BELIEF: THE SECRET GOSPEL OF THOMAS

(Vintage, $13). By Elaine Pagels. Why the gospel of Thomas was expunged in the rise of early Christianity.4HardcoverFiction1THE DA VINCI CODE (Doubleday, $24.95)

By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.222THE RULE OF FOUR (Dial, $24). By Ian Caldwell &

Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.33THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.224ANGELS & DEMONS (Atria, $19.95). By Dan Brown

The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.165HIDDEN PREY (Putnam, $26.95). By John Sandford

Lucas Davenport, now a special agent, is assigned to the case of a Russian found murdered on the docks.36THE TAKING (Bantam, $27). By Dean R. Koontz

A rural California town, doused with an eerie, radiant downpour, soon realizes it's part of a global alien invasion.17THE 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.48MEMORIAL 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.49THE 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.410BERGDORF BLONDES (Miramax, $23.95). By Plum Sykes

The lavish, shopping-spree, cocktail-induced life of a young Manhattan socialite eagerly searching for love.1Nonfiction/General1BATTLE READY (Putnam, $28.95). By Tom Clancy

with Gen. Tony Rizzi & Tony Koltz. The four-decade career of the retired head of the U.S. Central Command.12PLAN OF ATTACK (Simon & Schuster, $28)

By Bob Woodward. Assessing the motivations behind the administration's green-lighting of the war in Iraq.63FOUNDING MOTHERS: THE WOMEN WHO RAISED

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

Documenting the contributions of wives and mothers.74BIG RUSS & ME: FATHER AND SON: LESSONS OF LIFE

(Miramax, $22.95). By Tim Russert. A memoir by the NBC journalist, including a tribute to his father.35ALEXANDER HAMILTON (Penguin Press, $35)

By Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.56GRACE AND POWER: THE PRIVATE WORLD OF THE

KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE (Random House, $29.95)

By Sally Bedell Smith. Tales of courage and scandal.37ON THE DOWN LOW: A JOURNEY INTO THE LIVES OF


(Broadway, $21.95). By J. L. King68CADDY FOR LIFE: THE BRUCE EDWARDS STORY

(Little, Brown, $25.95). By John Feinstein. The career of the popular pro-tour caddy who passed away in April 2004.49WORSE THAN WATERGATE: THE SECRET PRESIDENCY OF

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

By John W. Dean. An ex-White House counsel's appraisal.910AGAINST ALL ENEMIES: INSIDE AMERICA'S WAR

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

Revelations of the country's lack of preparedness.10 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended May 30, 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. The advice/miscellaneous list below is based on sales from 04/26-05/30.)