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PaperbackFiction1BLEACHERS (Dell, $6.99). By John Grisham

A former high school football star returns to his hometown when he learns that his old coach is dying.22THE NOTEBOOK (Warner, $7.50; $12.95)

By Nicholas Sparks. A first novel about an unfulfilled teenage romance that gets a second chance 14 years later.43ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Dan Brown

The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.274BLIND SIDE (Jove, $7.99). By Catherine Coulter

While on the hunt for a serial killer, married FBI agents Savich & Sherlock must deal with a child kidnapping.15THE WEDDING (Warner, $12.95). By Nicholas Sparks

In this sequel to Sparks's "The Notebook," Wilson Lewis vows to rekindle his 30-year marriage.16DIGITAL 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.247THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into the death of a poodle, unearthing some family secrets.78WHEN HE WAS WICKED (Avon, $6.99). By Julia Quinn

In this Regency-era romance, a merry rogue falls for his cousin's wife before she becomes a widow.19THE 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.1110ANNA KARENINA (Penguin, $16). By Leo Tolstoy

An illicit affair and its tragic consequences set amid the milieu of 19th-century Russian high society.5Nonfiction/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.242UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF

VIOLENT FAITH (Anchor, $14.95). By Jon Krakauer

A look at a shocking 1984 murder in the name of religion.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.84ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY (Back Bay, $14.95)

By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.55THE 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.206BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF SIX


(Free Press, $14). By Ben Mezrich. Winning at blackjack.207TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Broadway, $12.95)

By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.158BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $16.95). By Walter Isaacson. The accomplished life of the politician, inventor and diplomat.99LIVING HISTORY (Scribner, $16.00)

By Hillary Rodham Clinton. The senator and former first lady offers a new afterword in this edition of her memoir.1210A ROYAL DUTY (Signet, $7.99). By Paul Burrell

The former royal butler describes his relationship -- both personal and professional -- with Diana, Princess of Wales.5HardcoverFiction1SAM'S LETTERS TO JENNIFER (Little, Brown, $24.95)

By James Patterson. A Chicago columnist and widow finds a cache of letters her ailing grandmother wrote to her.12THE 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.273THE RULE OF FOUR (Dial, $24). By Ian Caldwell &

Dustin Thomason. Four Princeton roommates attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.84TEN BIG ONES (St. Martin's, $25.95)

By Janet Evanovich. This zany Stephanie Plum mystery has the intrepid bounty hunter targeted by a gang member.25THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.276SECOND CHANCE (Delacorte, $20). By Danielle Steel

The vivacious editor of a glossy fashion magazine has a rocky romance and marriage with a reticent ad exec.17ANGELS & DEMONS (Atria, $19.95). By Dan Brown

The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.218SONG OF SUSANNAH: THE DARK TOWER VI

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. In this penultimate book in the series, time travel aids the gunslingers' quest.49THE BOURNE LEGACY (St. Martin's, $25.95)

By Eric Van Lustbader. Jason Bourne (alias of now-retired covert CIA agent David Webb) is framed for murder.210BLOWOUT (Putnam, $25.95). By Catherine Coulter

The grisly murder of a Supreme Court justice sends FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock into action.3Nonfiction/General1MY LIFE (Knopf, $35). By Bill Clinton

The former president's lengthy reminiscences of his tumultuous childhood and his political accomplishments.22DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM

(Little, Brown, $24.95). By David Sedaris. Another round of amusing, self-deprecating essays.53SHADOW DIVERS: THE TRUE ADVENTURE ... TO SOLVE


(Random House, $26.95). By Robert Kurson14FATHER JOE: THE MAN WHO SAVED MY SOUL

(Random House, $24.95). By Tony Hendra. The life-altering influence of a kindly Benedictine monk.55ALEXANDER HAMILTON (Penguin Press, $35)

By Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.106PLAN OF ATTACK (Simon & Schuster, $28)

By Bob Woodward. Assessing the motivations behind the administration's green-lighting of the war in Iraq.117BIG RUSS & ME: FATHER AND SON: LESSONS OF LIFE

(Miramax, $22.95). By Tim Russert. A memoir by the NBC journalist, which includes a tribute to his father.88OBLIVIOUSLY ON HE SAILS: THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION

IN RHYME (Random House, $12.95). By Calvin Trillin

Twelve sections of verse satirizing White House policies.19ON THE DOWN LOW: A JOURNEY INTO THE LIVES OF



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

Documenting the contributions of wives and mothers.11 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 4, 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.)