Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Tristate best sellers lists


(This week/Last week)

        1. (5) Icy Sparks, Gwyn Hyman Rubio (Penguin; $13.95). Girl in '50s with Tourette's syndrome; Oprah's Book Club.

        2. (—) My Dream of You, Nuala O'Faolain (Putnam; $25.95). Successful travel writer living in London returns to her Irish roots.

        3. (2) Scarlet Feather, Maeve Binchy (Dutton; $25.95). Family epic centers on two working-class chums.

        4. (4) 1st to Die, James Patterson (Little, Brown; $26.95). Four women work together on serial killer case; first in a series.

        5. (—) The Vendetta Defense, Lisa Scottoline (HarperCollins; $25). Legal thriller involving a crime in Philadelphia.

        6. (3) We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates (Plume; $13.95). The disintegration of a family after a daughter is raped; Oprah's Book Club selection.

        7. (7) The Red Tent, Anita Diamant (Picador; $14). New view of Dinah, who appears briefly in the Book of Genesis.

        8. (1) The Bonesetter's Daughter, Amy Tan (Putnam; $25.95). Story is told from two (mother, daughter) perspectives.

        9. (9) The Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier (Plume; $12). Novel uses Vermeer's portrait as a starting point.

        10. (—) The Brethern, John Grisham (Island; $7.99). Two judges and one justice of the peace plot scam from jail.



(This week/Last week)

        1. (2) Longaberger, Dave Longaberger (HarperBusiness; $25). How the Ohio basket company came to be.

        2. (9) What It Takes to be No. 1, Vince Lombardi (McGraw Hill; $24.95). Subtitled “Vince Lombardi on Leadership.”

        3. (—) Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Tracy Hogg (Ballantine; $22). Subtitled “How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your Baby.”

        4. (4) The Wisdom of Menopause, Christiane Northrup (Bantam; $27.95). Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change.

        5. (—) Shakespeare Behind Bars, Jean Trounstine (St. Martin's; $23.95). Subtitled “The Power of Drama in a Women's Prison.”

        6. (8) Are You Somebody, Nuala O'Faulain (Henry Holt; $21). Subtitled “The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman.”

        7. (1) How to Know God, Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers; $14). Compelling vision of afterlife by author of Perfect Health.

        8. (—) Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson (Putnam; $19.95). Dealing with change at work and in life.

        9. (—) The Prayer of Jabez, Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah; $9.99). Subtitled “Breaking Through to the Blessed Life.”

        10.(7) The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen; $12.95). Subtitled “A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.”

        About the list: Participants: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Books & Co., Montgomery Book Co., The Open Book. Based on book sales ending week of March 17. (—) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week.


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