PaperbackFiction1BLACK ROSE (Jove, $7.99). By Nora Roberts

Roz Harper finds herself falling for the fetching genealogist she hired to track the identity of an ancestral ghost.12THE KITE RUNNER (Riverhead, $14). By Khaled Hosseini

An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.353ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? (Warner, $7.99)

By Sidney Sheldon. The alluring widows of two murdered scientists team up to thwart a plot to control the weather.14SUMMER'S CHILD (Bantam, $7.50). By Luanne Rice

After fleeing an abusive husband and starting over, Lily is tested by her daughter's serious heart condition. 15ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99)

By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.736THE NOSY NEIGHBOR (Pocket, $7.99). By Fern Michaels

Lucy, a prominent defense attorney with paranormal gifts, is confronted with unsettling facts about her fiance.27OCEANS OF FIRE (Jove, $7.99). By Christine Feehan

Abigail relies on her Drake family magical powers to help Interpol foil Russian antiquities smugglers.18SKINNY DIP (Warner, $12.95). By Carl Hiaasen

A sleazy biologist, concealing an agribusiness's Everglades pollution, is undone by the wife he thought he murdered.19THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death, unearthing some family secrets.5310A SUMMER OF FAULKNER (Vintage, $29.95)

By William Faulkner. The summer selections of the Oprah Book Club -- three Faulkner novels in a special box set.1Nonfiction/General1DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM

(Back Bay, $14.95). By David Sedaris. Another round of comical, often self-deprecating essays.12THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE (Back Bay, $14.95)

By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.233READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)

By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.704MY LIFE (Vintage, $17.95). By Bill Clinton

The former president reminisces about his tumultuous childhood and political accomplishments.15THE 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.666GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL (Norton, $16.95)

By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.267BAD CAT: 244 NOT-SO-PRETTY KITTIES AND

CATS GONE BAD (Workman, $9.95). By Jim Edgar

Candid photos of felines acting up and acting out.168WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?: HOW


(Owl, $14). By Thomas Frank79DREAMS FROM MY FATHER (Three Rivers, $13.95)

By Barack Obama. A memoir of a challenging, often lonely youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.4110A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING

(Broadway, $14.95). By Bill Bryson. A quirky, popular guide to science's grandest achievements. 29HardcoverFiction14TH OF JULY (Little, Brown, $27.95)

By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. A member of the Women's Murder Club is on trial for police brutality.52THE CLOSERS (Little, Brown, $26.95)

By Michael Connelly. After two years of retirement, Harry Bosch returns to the LAPD in its new cold case unit.33THE MERMAID CHAIR (Viking, $24.95)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Jessie's caregiver trip to her mother's side brings some surprising confidences to light.94THE DA VINCI CODE (Doubleday, $24.95)

By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a killer's identity.735TRUE BELIEVER (Warner, $24.95). By Nicholas Sparks

A science reporter, famed for his myth-debunking articles, investigates strange lights in a North Carolina cemetery.86RAGE (Ballantine, $26.95). By Jonathan Kellerman

Psychiatrist Alex Delaware revisits the chilling case of two teens convicted of killing a toddler eight years earlier.27VELOCITY (Bantam, $27). By Dean Koontz

An affable bartender is forced to choose a sociopath's next series of victims via menacing, time-sensitive notes.28BROKEN PREY (Putnam, $26.95). By John Sandford

Gory slayings, reminiscent of those committed by two incarcerated killers, and a new iPod keep Davenport busy.49DEVIL'S CORNER (HarperCollins, $25.95)

By Lisa Scottoline. An assistant U.S. attorney enlists the aid of a street-wise young woman to crack a drug ring.110THE WASHINGTONIENNE (Hyperion, $23.95)

By Jessica Cutler. A roman a clef in which a young Senate staffer's sexual escapades spill out on her blog.1Nonfiction/General11776 (Simon & Schuster, $32). By David McCullough

Military campaigns and personal narratives relate the saga of the first full year of the American Revolution.22FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES


By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner83THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HSITORY OF THE


By Thomas L. Friedman. Globalism's colossal impact.94BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING

(Little, Brown, $25.95). By Malcolm Gladwell

The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.215WINNING (HarperBusiness, $27.95). By Jack Welch

with Suzy Welch. A top-to-bottom guidebook for business management by the former CEO of General Electric.96ON BULLSHIT (Princeton Univ., $9.95)

By Harry G. Frankfurt. A philosophical primer for detecting the phenomenon in our culture.107AND ONE MORE THING BEFORE YOU GO ...

(Free Press, $13.95). By Maria Shriver. Advice for girls on the transition from high school to college.88FIRST IN: AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF HOW THE CIA


(Presidio, $25.95). By Gary C. Schroen19THE SURVIVOR: PRESIDENT CLINTON IN THE WHITE

HOUSE (Random House, $29.95). By John F. Harris

The strengths and foibles of the embattled former president.110AMERICA (THE BOOK): A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO


By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.29 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 5, 2005. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2005 by Nielsen BookScan. (Right-hand column of italicized numbers reflects weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. Advice, reference and self-help books appear on a separate, monthly list.)