Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Tristate Best Sellers List


        This week/Last week

        1. (—) The Dive from Clausen's Pier, Ann Packer (Knopf; $24) Small-town girl turns inward and runs away to escape from a smothering reality.

        2. (—) The Remnant Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale House Publisher; $24.99) Subtitled “On the Brink of Armageddon (Left Behind No. 10).”

        3. (4) The Lovely Bones: A Novel, Alice Sebold (Little Brown & Co.; $21.95) Murder victim monitors the lives of family and killer left behind.

        4. (3) The Beach House, James Patterson and Peter De Jonge (Little Brown and Company; $26.95) Law student investigates and plans revenge for the murder of his brother.

        5. (2) Empire Falls, Richard Russo (Vintage Books; $14.95) A slice of a nice guy's blue-collar, small-town life.

        6. (5) Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel, Rebecca Wells (HarperCollins; $14) Siddalee reviews the history of the sisterhood to regain her relationship with her mother.

        7. (7) Hard Eight, Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press; $25.95) Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum returns with her usual companions for a case where a child's fate hangs in the balance.

        8. (9) A Painted House, John Grisham (Dell Island Books; $7.99) A story of sharecroppers set in 1952 rural Arkansas where tension between migrant Mexicans and “hill people” is rampant.

        9. (—) Face the Fire, Nora Roberts (Berkley Publishing Group; $7.99) Finale of the Three Sisters Island Trilogy.

        10. (8) The Woman Next Door, Barbara Delinsky (Pocket Books; $7.99) A cul-de-sac drama finds neighbors questioning the stability of their marriages and the paternity of a coming blessed event.


        1. (5) Slander, Ann H. Coulter (Crown Publishers; $25.95) subtitled “Liberal Lies About the American Right.”

        2. (6) Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand (Ballantine Books; $15) Tale of the horse that became a champion and the people who helped make it happen.

        3. (2) She Said Yes, Misty Bernall, Madeleine L'Engle and Michael W. Smith (afterword) (Pocket Books; $5.99) Subtitled “The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall.”

        4. (—) Execution, by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck (contributor) (Crown Publishers;$27.50) Subtitled “The Discipline of Getting Things Done.” 5. (—) Invisible Lines of Connection, Lawrence Kushner (Jewish Lights Publications; $15.95) Subtitled “Sacred Stories of the Ordinary.”

        6. (—) Lucky Man, Michael J. Fox (Hyperion; $22.95) Actor dwells on life before and after his Parkinson's diagnosis, and how, in some ways, life is better because of it.

        7. (4) Once Upon a Town, Bob Greene (William Morrow & Co.; $24.95) Subtitled “The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen.” Veteran journalist explores the train stop that boosted the morale of hundreds of recruits headed for WWII combat.

        8. (8) Journey to the Well, Vashti Murphy McKenzie (Viking Press; $21.95) The first woman bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gives a guide for women of faith.

        9. (—) Past Lives, Future Healing Sylvia Browne (New American Library Trade; $13.95) Subtitled “A Psychic Reveals the Secrets to Good Health and Great Relationships.” 10. (—) I'll Cook When Pigs Fly, (Junior League, $19.95) Junior League cookbook in relation to the Big Pig Gig with cover by Jim Borgman.

        About the list: Participants: Books & Co., Joseph-Beth Booksellers and Montgomery Books. Based on sales ending week of July 7; (—) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week.


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