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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.32THE NOTEBOOK (Warner, $12.95; $7.50)

By Nicholas Sparks. A first novel about an unfulfilled teenage romance that gets a second chance 14 years later.53ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Dan Brown

The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.284THE WEDDING (Warner, $12.95). By Nicholas Sparks

In this sequel to Sparks's "The Notebook," Wilson Lewis vows to rekindle his 30-year marriage.25BLIND 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.26THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (Bantam, $7.99)

By Robert Ludlum. Agent David Webb resumes his Bourne alias to thwart a madman's plot to seize Hong Kong.17THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

(Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death, uncovering some family secrets.88DECEPTION POINT (Pocket, $7.99). By Dan Brown

A former NSA operative develops an impenetrable code that may imperil the viability of U.S. intelligence.279THE 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.1210BALANCE OF POWER (Ballantine, $7.99)

By Richard North Patterson. The gun control debate -- and its divisive nature -- is at the crux of this political thriller.1Nonfiction/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.252UNDER 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.53ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY (Back Bay, $14.95)

By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation of life's many ironies.64THE 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.215STUPID 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.96LIVING HISTORY (Scribner, $16)

By Hillary Rodham Clinton. The senator and former first lady offers a new afterword in this edition of her memoir.137BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF SIX


(Free Press, $14). By Ben Mezrich. Winning at blackjack.218TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Broadway, $12.95)

By Mitch Albom. The sportswriter chronicles his emotional reunion with his mentor from college days.169RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (Picador USA, $14)

By Augusten Burroughs. A coming-of-age memoir chock-full of hilarious and downright disturbing moments.610BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $16). By Walter Isaacson. The accomplished life of the politician, inventor and diplomat.10HardcoverFiction1SAM'S LETTERS TO JENNIFER (Little, Brown, $24.95)

By James Patterson. A Chicago columnist and widow finds a cache of letters written to her by her grandmother.22THE 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.283THE RULE OF FOUR (Dial, $24). By Ian Caldwell &

Dustin Thomason. Four Princeton roommates attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.94TEN 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.35THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.286ANGELS & DEMONS (Atria, $19.95). By Dan Brown

The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.227SECOND 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.28KILL THE MESSENGER (Bantam, $26). By Tami Hoag

An L.A. bike courier finds his life in jeopardy all because of a parcel meant for a just-murdered defense attorney.19THE 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.310SONG OF SUSANNAH: THE DARK TOWER VI

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. In this penultimate book of the series, time travel aids the gunslingers' quest.5Nonfiction/General1MY LIFE (Knopf, $35). By Bill Clinton

The former president's lengthy reminiscences of his tumultuous childhood and political achievements.32SHADOW DIVERS: THE TRUE STORY ... TO SOLVE


(Random House, $26.95). By Robert Kurson23DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM

(Little, Brown, $24.95). By David Sedaris. Another round of amusing, self-deprecating essays.64FATHER JOE: THE MAN WHO SAVED MY SOUL

(Random House, $24.95). By Tony Hendra. The life-altering influence of a kindly Benedictine monk.65ALEXANDER HAMILTON (Penguin Press, $35)

By Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.116PLAN OF ATTACK (Simon & Schuster, $28)

By Bob Woodward. Assessing the motivations behind the administration's green-lighting of the war in Iraq.127BUSH MUST GO: THE TOP TEN REASONS GEORGE BUSH


By Bill Press. The syndicated columnist's passionate plea.28HOW SOCCER EXPLAINS THE WORLD: AN UNLIKELY

THEORY OF GLOBALIZATION (HarperCollins, $24.95)

By Franklin Foer. Grasping globalization's diverse impact.19BIG 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.910IMPERIAL HUBRIS: WHY THE WEST IS LOSING THE

WAR ON TERROR (Brassey's, $27.50). By Anonymous

A CIA agent's compelling arguments for policy change.1 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 11, 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.)