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.22A 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.23THE 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.364ARE 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.25SUMMER'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.26ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99)

By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.747SKINNY 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.28THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Vintage, $12). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death, uncovering family secrets.549RULES OF PLAY (Silhouette, $14.95). By Nora Roberts

Two romance novellas, "The Heart's Victory" and "Opposites Attract," out of print for more than 10 years.110THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (Penguin, $14)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl comfort and a safe haven.28Nonfiction/General1DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM

(Back Bay, $14.95). By David Sedaris. A collection of comical essays starring the humorist's family.22THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE (Back Bay, $14.95)

By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.243READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)

By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.714MY LIFE (Vintage, $17.95). By Bill Clinton

The former president reminisces about his tumultuous childhood and political accomplishments.25THE 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.676GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL (Norton, $16.95)

By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.277DREAMS FROM MY FATHER (Three River, $13.95)

By Barack Obama. A memoir of a challenging, often lonely childhood by the freshman senator from Illinois.428WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?: HOW


(Owl, $14). By Thomas Frank89BAD 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.1710WILD SWANS: THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA

(Touchstone, $15). By Jung Chang. Glimpses of China transformed, sometimes brutally, across three generations.1HardcoverFiction14TH 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.62THE MERMAID CHAIR (Viking, $24.95)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Jessie's visit with her ailing mother brings some surprising confidences to light.103A LONG WAY DOWN (Riverhead, $24.95)

By Nick Hornby. Four individuals, about to commit suicide, meet by chance on a rooftop on New Year's Eve.14TRUE BELIEVER (Warner, $24.95). By Nicholas Sparks

A science reporter, famed for his myth-debunking articles, investigates strange lights in a North Carolina cemetery.95THE TWELFTH CARD (Simon & Schuster, $25.95)

By Jeffery Deaver. Lincoln Rhyme's forensic aptitude comes to the rescue of a schoolgirl stalked by a hit man.16THE 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.747THE CLOSERS (Little, Brown, $26.95)

By Michael Connelly. After two years of retirement, Harry Bosch rejoins the LAPD in its new cold cases unit.48RAGE (Ballantine, $26.95). By Jonathan Kellerman

Psychiatrist Alex Delaware revisits the chilling case of two teens convicted of killing a toddler eight years earlier.38VELOCITY (Bantam, $27). By Dean Koontz

An affable bartender is forced to choose a sociopath's next series of victims via menacing, time-sensitive notes.310LIE BY MOONLIGHT (Putnam, $24.95)

By Amanda Quick. A plucky Victorian schoolmistress rescues her charges with the help of a dashing PI. 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.32THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE


By Thomas L. Friedman. Globalism's colossal impact.103FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES



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

The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.225WINNING (HarperBusiness, $27.95). By Jack Welch

with Suzy Welch. A top-to-bottom management guidebook by the former CEO of General Electric.106AMERICA (THE BOOK): A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO


By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.307ON BULLSHIT (Princeton Univ., $9.95)

By Harry G. Frankfurt. A philosophical primer for detecting the phenomenon in our culture today.118BEING DEAD IS NO EXCUSE: THE OFFICIAL SOUTHERN


(Hyperion, $19.95). By Gayden Metcalfe et al.19AND ONE MORE THING BEFORE YOU GO ...

(Free Press, $13.95). By Maria Shriver. Advice for girls on the transition from high school to college.910THE SURVIVOR: BILL CLINTON IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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

The strengths and foibles of the embattled former president.2 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 12, 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 an self-help books appear on a separate, monthly list.)