PaperbackFiction1THE BROKER (Dell, $7.99). By John Grisham

The CIA finagles the release of an attorney from federal prison to gain access to a satellite surveillance system.12MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (Vintage, $14.95)

By Arthur Golden. The celebrated geisha, Sayuri, relates her rise to fame and fortune in 1930s imperial Japan.33STATE OF FEAR (Avon, $7.99). By Michael Crichton

Eco-terrorists plot to create "natural disasters" in an effort to further their radical agenda.54THE 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.605WHITEOUT (Signet, $7.99). By Ken Follett

The debt-ridden son of a pharmaceutical company's founder burgles the lab, with unforeseen consequences.56WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WICKED

WITCH OF THE WEST (Regan, $15). By Gregory Maguire

This riff on the "Oz" tales features a misunderstood witch.157BLOOD MEMORY (Pocket Star, $9.95). By Greg Iles

Forensic dentist Cat Ferry consults on a string of serial murders in Natchez, Miss., while juggling personal crises.18NIGHT FALL (Warner Vision, $7.99). By Nelson DeMille

Anti-terrorist expert John Corey is driven to reassess the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island.59VANISHING ACTS (Washington Square, $14)

By Jodi Picoult. A young woman confronts the painful reality that she was kidnapped as a child by her own father.210LIGHT ON SNOW (Back Bay, $14.95). By Anita Shreve

The emotional repercussions of a father and daughter's discovery of an abandoned infant in the woods.9Nonfiction/General1A MILLION LITTLE PIECES (Anchor, $14.95)

By James Frey. A former screenwriter and drug dealer chronicles his addiction and recovery.102WHY DO MEN HAVE NIPPLES? (Three Rivers, $12.95)

By Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg. Audacious questions to ask your doctor after that third cocktail.163JARHEAD: A MARINE'S CHRONICLE OF THE


(Pocket, $7.99; Scribner, $15). By Anthony Swofford64IN COLD BLOOD (Vintage, $14). By Truman Capote

Its melding of crime reportage and a novel's structure made this account of a 1959 Kansas murder an instant classic.65THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE (Back Bay, $14.95)

By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.486THE 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.917HIS EXCELLENCY: GEORGE WASHINGTON

(Vintage, $15). By Joseph J. Ellis. A biography of the statesman from British army soldier to U.S. president.38READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)

By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women.959GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL (Norton, $16.95)

By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the course of civilization.5010THE GREAT INFLUENZA: THE EPIC STORY OF THE


By John M. Barry. The worldwide toll of the 1918 virus.3HardcoverFiction1MARY, MARY (Little, Brown, $27.95)

By James Patterson. Hollywood's A-list stars look to Alex Cross to protect them from a vicious serial killer.22LIGHT FROM HEAVEN (Viking, $26.95). By Jan Karon

Father Tim endeavors to revitalize a long-neglected mountain church in the Mitford Years series' swan song.33THE CAMEL CLUB (Warner, $26.95). By David Baldacci

A band of zealous conspiracy theorists stumbles across intrigue after witnessing a murder on Roosevelt Island.54THE LIGHTHOUSE (Knopf, $25.95). By P.D. James

Commander Dalgliesh is dispatched to Combe Island, an isolated retreat for the well-to-do, where murder is afoot.15AT FIRST SIGHT (Warner, $24.95). By Nicholas Sparks

Jeremy Marsh and Lexie Darnell, last seen in Sparks's "True Believer," are coping with the stress of engagement.56PREDATOR (Putnam, $26.95). By Patricia Cornwell

Forensic examiner Kay Scarpetta, now based in Florida, is stymied by a series of bizarre slayings and thorny clues.57A FEAST FOR CROWS (Spectra, $28)

By George R.R. Martin. An anxious peace settles over the Seven Kingdoms in this fourth book of Martin's epic saga.38DARK LORD: THE RISE OF DARTH VADER

(Del Rey, $25.95). By James Luceno. The "Star Wars" saga picks up after the massacre at the Jedi Temple.19CHRIST THE LORD: OUT OF EGYPT (Knopf, $25.95)

By Anne Rice. The Holy Family's trek back to Nazareth from Egypt, narrated by a 7-year-old Jesus.410ORDINARY HEROES (FSG, $25). By Scott Turow

A cache of lost letters compels a retired crime reporter to delve into his father's often murky WWII service.4Nonfiction/General1TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (Simon & Schuster, $35)

By Doris Kearns Goodwin. Presidential finesse.52TEACHER MAN: A MEMOIR (Scribner, $26)

By Frank McCourt. The author of "Angela's Ashes" recounts his tenure in the NYC public school system.23THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE


By Thomas L. Friedman. Globalism's colossal impact.344OUR ENDANGERED VALUES: AMERICA'S MORAL

CRISIS (Simon & Schuster, $25). By Jimmy Carter

Cautioning against religious fundamentalism's influence.45FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES




By Andrew Weil. A new perspective for staying vibrant.67THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING (Knopf, $23.95)

By Joan Didion. A memoir of grief and mourning; winner of the 2005 National Book Award for nonfiction.88THE COMPLETE CALVIN AND HOBBES

(Andrews McMeel, $150). By Bill Watterson. The cartoon strip in its entirety from its first syndication in 1985.691776 (Simon & Schuster, $32). By David McCullough

Military campaigns and personal narratives tell the story of the first full year of the American Revolution.2210THE TRUTH: WITH JOKES (Dutton, $25.95)

By Al Franken. The cheeky satirist's follow-up to "Lies" aims to debunk the conservative media spin.5 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended November 27, 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. The advice/miscellaneous list below reflects sales from 10/31/05 to 11/27/05.)