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PaperbackFiction1THE NOTEBOOK (Warner, $12.95; $7.50)

By Nicholas Sparks. In this first novel, an unfulfilled teenage romance gets a second chance 14 years later.82ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99). By Dan Brown

The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.313THE WEDDING (Warner, $12.95). By Nicholas Sparks

This sequel to Sparks's "The Notebook" has Wilson Lewis vowing to rekindle his 30-year marriage.54THE TEETH OF THE TIGER (Berkley, $7.99)

By Tom Clancy. A private vigilante corps's ambitious efforts to protect U.S. interests.15BLEACHERS (Dell, $6.99). By John Grisham

A former high school football star returns to his hometown after he learns that his old coach is dying.66HELLO, DARKNESS (Pocket Star, $7.99)

By Sandra Brown. A deejay's advice for the lovelorn prompts an obsessive boyfriend to kidnap his girlfriend.27THE 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.118THE 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.49DECEPTION POINT (Pocket, $7.99). By Dan Brown

A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.3010THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (Broadway, $14)

By Lauren Weisberger. A prima donna fashion magazine editor terrorizes her new assistant.9Nonfiction/General1THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT: FINAL REPORT



By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.283LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM

(Plume, $14). By Al Franken. The political humorist and talk show host takes issue with the conservative agenda.14DUDE, WHERE'S MY COUNTRY? (Warner, $14.95)

By Michael Moore. An evaluation of the current administration topped off with election strategies.35UNDER 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.86THE 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.247IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE: MY JOURNEY BACK TO LIFE

(Berkley, $14). By Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins

Memoir by the six-time Tour de France champion.28ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY (Back Bay, $14.95)

By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.99RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (Picador USA, $14)

By Augusten Burroughs. A coming-of-age memoir chock-full of hilarious and downright disturbing moments.910BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF SIX


(Free Press, $14). By Ben Mezrich. Winning at blackjack.24HardcoverFiction1THE 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.312SKINNY DIP (Knopf, $24.95). By Carl Hiaasen

A sleazy biologist, concealing an agribusiness's Everglades pollution, is undone by the wife he thought he murdered.33THE RULE OF FOUR (Dial, $24). By Ian Caldwell &

Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.124LOST CITY (Putnam, $26.95). By Clive Cussler with

Paul Kemprecos. A protein found in the ocean's depths, able to extend life, is key to a plot of world domination.15R IS FOR RICOCHET (Putnam, $26.95). By Sue Grafton

P.I. Kinsey Millhone agrees to look after a just-paroled heiress, whose former boss is wanted by the Feds.36SAM'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.57THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

(Hyperion, $19.95). By Mitch Albom. A parable illustrating the importance of life's smallest acts.318ANGELS & DEMONS (Atria, $19.95). By Dan Brown

The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.259GOTHAM DIARIES (Hyperion, $21.95)

By Tonya Lewis Lee & Crystal McCrary Anthony. A social satire set amid Manhattan's tony African-American set.110TEN BIG ONES (St. Martin's, $25.95)

By Janet Evanovich. This Stephanie Plum mystery finds the intrepid bounty hunter targeted by a gang member.6Nonfiction/General1MY LIFE (Knopf, $35). By Bill Clinton

The former president's lengthy reminiscences of his tumultuous childhood and political achievements.62IMPERIAL 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.43SHADOW DIVERS (Random House, $26.95)

By Robert Kurson. A pair of American divers' near-obsessive effort to identify a submerged WWII U-boat.54FREE CULTURE (Penguin Press, $24.95)

By Lawrence Lessig. An analysis of the lethal impact of the copyright wars on societal innovation and creativity. 15DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM

(Little, Brown, $24.95). By David Sedaris. Another round of comical, often self-deprecating essays.96FATHER JOE: THE MAN WHO SAVED MY SOUL

(Random House, $24.95). By Tony Hendra. The life-altering influences of a kindly Benedictine monk.97LOSING AMERICA: CONFRONTING A RECKLESS


By Sen. Robert C. Byrd. Registering disapproval.28ALEXANDER HAMILTON (Penguin Press, $35)

By Ron Chernow. The remarkable life of the Founding Father who went from aide-de-camp to treasury secretary.139INSIDE THE KINGDOM: MY LIFE IN SAUDI ARABIA

(Warner, $23.95). By Carmen bin Ladin. A memoir by the former wife of Osama bin Laden's older brother.210HOMEGROWN DEMOCRAT: A FEW PLAIN THOUGHTS


By Garrison Keillor. Short essays on liberalism's virtues.1 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended August 1, 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.)