PaperbackFiction1TRACE (Berkley, $7.99). By Patricia Cornwell

Kay Scarpetta returns to the medical examiner's office to help the new director sort out a young girl's death.12THE RULE OF FOUR (Dell, $7.99). By Ian Caldwell

and Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.13THE 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.394BLACK 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.55IT'S IN HIS KISS (Avon, $6.99). By Julia Quinn

Hyacinth Bridgerton, bored with London's eligible bachelors for three seasons running, meets Gareth St. Clair.16TEN BIG ONES (St. Martin's, $7.99)

By Janet Evanovich. After fingering a robbery suspect, Stephanie Plum becomes the target of a Trenton gang.27NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS (Signet, $9.99)

By Maeve Binchy. A tragedy at a seaside Greek village brings four disparate tourists together.18THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Vintage, $12.95). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death, unearthing some family secrets.579THE SUMMER I DARED (Pocket, $9.95)

By Barbara Delinsky. A boating tragedy off the Maine coast leaves its three survivors grappling with second chances.110ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99)

By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threaten the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.77Nonfiction/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.52THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE (Back Bay, $14.95)

By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.273READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)

By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.744THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY (Vintage, $14.95)

By Erik Larson. Serial killer H.H. Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.705DREAMS FROM MY FATHER (Three Rivers, $13.95)

By Barack Obama. A memoir of a challenging, often lonely youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.456GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL (Norton, $16.95)

By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.307A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING

(Broadway, $15.95). By Bill Bryson. A quirky, popular guide to science's grandest achievements.328ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY (Back Bay, $14.95)

By David Sedaris. Autobiographical essays told with an appreciation for life's many ironies.229BAD 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.1810THE WMD MIRAGE: IRAQ'S DECADE OF DECEPTION


(PublicAffairs, $16.95). Ed. by Craig R. Whitney1HardcoverFiction1THE HISTORIAN (Little, Brown, $25.95)

By Elizabeth Kostova. A multi-generational saga of one family's precarious scrutiny of the Dracula legend.32ELEVEN ON TOP (St. Martin's, $26.95)

By Janet Evanovich. Despite relinquishing her bounty hunter role, Stephanie Plum is dodging danger once again.23MIRACLE (Delacorte, $20). By Danielle Steel

A furous storm brings tgether an unlikely trio -- a wealthy widower, a lonely divorcee, and a humble carpenter.14THE 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.775THE MERMAID CHAIR (Viking, $24.95)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Jessie's visit with her ailing mother brings some surprising confidences to light.1364TH 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.97CROSS BONES (Scribner, $25.95). By Kathy Reichs

A murder, and its link to a skeleton dating to biblical times, sends forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan to Israel.18A LONG WAY DOWN (Riverhead, $24.95)

By Nick Hornby. Four strangers, each planning to commit suicide, meet by chance on a London rooftop.49THE TRAVELER (Doubleday, $24.95)

By John Twelve Hawks. The Travelers, a mystical order, challenge the Earth's subjugation by an Orwellian society. 110THE WASHINGTONIENNE (Hyperion, $23.95)

By Jessica Cutler. A roman a clef in which a young Senate staffer chronicles her sexual escapades on her blog.3Nonfiction/General11776 (Simon & Schuster, $32). By David McCullough

Military campaigns and personal narratives tell the story of the first full year of the American Revolution.52FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES


By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner123THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE


By Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization's colossal impact.134BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING

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

The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.255THE TRUTH ABOUT HILLARY: WHAT SHE KNEW, WHEN


PRESIDENT (Sentinel, $24.95). By Edward Klein26CONFESSIONS OF A VIDEO VIXEN (Amistad, $24.95)

By Karrine Steffans. The hip-hop video actress exposes her painful past and the gritty side of a glittering industry.17ON BULLSHIT (Princeton Univ., $9.95)

By Harry G. Frankfurt. A philosophical primer for detecting the phenomenon in our culture.148AMERICA (THE BOOK): A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO


By Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. Humor meets history.339THREE BILLION NEW CAPITALISTS: THE GREAT


(Basic, $26.95). By Clyde Prestowitz110WINNING (HarperBusiness, $27.95). By Jack Welch

with Suzy Welch. A top-to-bottom guidebook for business management by the former CEO of General Electric.13 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 3, 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.)