PaperbackFiction1THE 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.382BLACK 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.43TEN BIG ONES (St. Martin's, $7.99)

By Janet Evanovich. After fingering a robbery suspect, Stephanie Plum is targeted by a Trenton gang.14ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99)

By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threaten the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.765THE 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.566ARE 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.47THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (Penguin, $14)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl comfort and a safe haven.308SKINNY 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.49SUMMER'S CHILD (Bantam, $7.50). By Luanne Rice

After fleeing her abusive husband and starting over, Lily is tested by her daughter's serious heart condition.410A SUMMER OF FAULKNER (Vintage, $29.95)

By William Faulkner. The summer selections of the Oprah Book Club -- three Faulkner novels in a special boxed set.4Nonfiction/General1DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM

(Back Bay, $14.95). By David Sedaris. A collection of witty, comical essays starring the humorist's family.42THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE (Back Bay, $14.95)

By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.263READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)

By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.734THE 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.695DREAMS FROM MY FATHER (Three Rivers, $13.95)

By Barack Obama. A memoir of a challenging, often lonely youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.446GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL (Norton, $16.95)

By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.297MY LIFE (Vintage, $17.95). By Bill Clinton

The former president reminisces about his tumultuous childhood and political accomplishments.48A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING

(Broadway, $15.95). By Bill Bryson. A quirky, popular guide to science's grandest achievements.319ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY (Back Bay, $14.95)

By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.2110WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?: HOW


(Owl, $14). By Thomas Frank. With Election 2004 update.10HardcoverFiction1ELEVEN ON TOP (St. Martin's, $26.95)

By Janet Evanovich. Despite relinquishing her bounty hunter role, Stephanie Plum is dodging danger once again.12THE HISTORIAN (Little, Brown, $25.95)

By Elizabeth Kostova. A multi-generational saga of one family's precarious scrutiny of the Dracula legend.234TH OF JULY (Little, Brown, $27.95)

By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. A member of the Women's Murder Club is on trial for police brutality.84THE MERMAID CHAIR (Viking, $24.95)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Jessie's visit with her ailing mother brings some surprising confidences to light.125THE 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.766A LONG WAY DOWN (Riverhead, $24.95)

By Nick Hornby. Four disparate individuals, about to commit suicide, meet by chance on a rooftop.37ROCOCO (Random House, $24.95)

By Adriana Trigiani. Chic interior designer Bartomoleo di Crespi (B for short) is chosen to renovate his parish church.18TRUE BELIEVER (Warner, $24.95). By Nicholas Sparks

A science reporter, famed for his myth-debunking articles, investigates eerie lights in a North Carolina cemetery.119THE CLOSERS (Little, Brown, $26.95)

By Michael Connelly. After two years of retirement, Harry Bosch rejoins the LAPD in its new cold case unit.610THE WASHINGTONIENNE (Hyperion, $23.95)

By Jessica Cutler. A roman a clef in which a young Senate staffer writes about sexual escapades on her blog.2Nonfiction/General11776 (Simon & Schuster, $32). By David McCullough

Military campaigns and personal narratives relate the saga of the first full year of the American Revolution. 52THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE


By Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization's colossal impact.123FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES


By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner114THE TRUTH ABOUT HILLARY: WHAT SHE KNEW, WHEN



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

The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.246ON BULLSHIT (Princeton Univ., $9.95)

By Harry G. Frankfurt. A philosophical primer for detecting the phenomenon in our culture.137WINNING (HarperBusiness, $27.95). By Jack Welch

with Suzy Welch. A top-to-bottom guidebook for business management by the former CEO of General Electric.128AMERICA (THE BOOK): A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO


By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.329THE SURVIVOR: BILL CLINTON IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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

The strengths and foibles of the 42nd president.410COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL

OR SUCCEED (Viking, $29.95). By Jared Diamond

The fatal consequences of ecological mismanagement.16 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 26, 2005. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2005 by Nielsen BookScan. (Right-hand number of italicized numbers reflects weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The advice/miscellaneous list below reflects sales from 05/30/05 to 06/26/05.)