PaperbackFiction1RED LILY (Jove, $7.99). By Nora Roberts

The ghost of the Harper bride becomes malevolent when the current Harper scion finds a new paramour.12THE 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.23MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (Vintage, $14.95)

By Arthur Golden. The celebrated geisha, Sayuri, relates her rise to fame and fortune in 1930s imperial Japan.44GOING HOME (Silhouette, $7.99). By Nora Roberts

Three novellas reprinted in a new omnibus: "Unfinished Business," "Island of Flowers" and "Mind Over Matter."15STATE OF FEAR (Avon, $7.99). By Michael Crichton

Eco-terrorists plot to create "natural disasters" in an effort to further their radical agenda.66THE 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.617WHITEOUT (Signet, $7.99). By Ken Follett

The debt-ridden son of a pharmaceutical company's founder burgles the lab, with unforeseen consequences.68BLOOD 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.29NIGHT 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.610WICKED: 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.16Nonfiction/General1A MILLION LITTLE PIECES (Anchor, $14.95)

By James Frey. A former screenwriter and drug dealer chronicles his addiction and recovery.112WHY DO MEN HAVE NIPPLES? (Three Rivers, $12.95)

By Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg. Audacious questions to ask your doctor after that third cocktail.173THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE (Back Bay, $14.95)

By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.494IN 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.75JARHEAD: A MARINE'S CHRONICLE OF THE


(Pocket, $7.99; Scribner, $15). By Anthony Swofford76THE 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.927GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL (Norton, $16.95)

By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the course of civilization.518HIS EXCELLENCY: GEORGE WASHINGTON

(Vintage, $15). By Joseph J. Ellis. A biography of the statesman from British army soldier to U.S. president.49BAD CAT: 244 NOT-SO-PRETTY KITTIES AND

CATS GONE BAD (Workman, $9.99). By Jim Edgar

Candid photos of felines acting up and acting out.3310BAD DOG: 278 OUTSPOKEN, INDECENT, AND

OVERDRESSED DOGS (Workman, $9.95)

By R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett and Rob Battles4HardcoverFiction1MARY, 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.32THE 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.23THE CAMEL CLUB (Warner, $26.95). By David Baldacci

A band of zealous conspiracy theorists stumbles across intrigue after witnessing a murder on Roosevelt Island.64LIGHT 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.45PREDATOR (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.66FOREVER ODD (Bantam, $27). By Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas, who can see the dead, is "asked" for help by the ghost of his father's best friend, recently murdered.17AT 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.68CHRIST 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.59SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING (Putnam, $26.95)

By Amy Tan. A Burmese vacation is scuttled when American travelers are seized by a mystical rebel tribe.510ORDINARY 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.5Nonfiction/General1THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE


By Thomas L. Friedman. Globalism's colossal impact.352TEACHER MAN: A MEMOIR (Scribner, $26)

By Frank McCourt. The author of "Angela's Ashes" recounts his tenure in the NYC public school system.33TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (Simon & Schuster, $35)

By Doris Kearns Goodwin. Presidential finesse.64OUR ENDANGERED VALUES: AMERICA'S MORAL

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

Cautioning against religious fundamentalism's influence.55THE COMPLETE CALVIN AND HOBBES

(Andrews McMeel, $150). By Bill Watterson. The cartoon strip in its entirety from its first syndication in 1985.76FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES


By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner347THE 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.981776 (Simon & Schuster, $32). By David McCullough

Military campaigns and personal narratives tell the story of the first full year of the American Revolution.239THE TRUTH: WITH JOKES (Dutton, $25.95)

By Al Franken. The cheeky satirist's follow-up to "Lies" aims to debunk the conservative media spin.610HEALTHY AGING: A LIFELONG GUIDE TO YOUR PHYSICAL


By Andrew Weil. A new perspective for staying vibrant.7 Rankings reflect sales for the week ended December 4, 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.)