Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Tristate Best Sellers List


        This week/Last week

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

        2. (3) Best Friends, Martha Moody (Riverhead; $14) Follows the ups and downs of the lives and friendship of college chums.

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

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

        5. (4) 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.

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

        7. (9) The Remnant, Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale House; $24.99) No. 10 in the Left Behind series, a continuing saga of the world and its inhabitants after “the Rapture.”

        8. (—) 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.

        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.

        10. (—) Social Crimes, Jane Stanton Hitchcock (Talk Miramax Books; $22.95) Old wife, new young mistress, money, murder and mayhem from Manhattan to the Hamptons.


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

        2. (2) Good to Great, Jim Collins (HarperCollins; $27.50) subtitled “Why Some Companies Make the Leap . . . and Others Don't.”

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

        4. (—) His Promised Land, John P. Parker (W.W. Norton & Company; $10.95) subtitled “The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad.”

        5. (8) Who Moved My Cheese, Spencer Johnson and Keith Blanchard (Putnam; $19.95) subtitled “An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life.”

        6. (9) The Plot Thickens, Noah Lukeman (St. Martin's; $19.95) subtitled “8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life.”

        7. (—) Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins (Avon; $7.99) Low carbohydrate weight loss program.

        8. (—) I Need a Man's Pants to Wash, Lorie Kleiner Eckert (Pelican Publishing Co.; $12.95) Single life through a comical lens.

        9. (—) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey (Simon & Schuster; $14) subtitled “Powerful Lessons in Personal Change.”

        10. (—) I Thought We'd Never Speak Again, Laura Davis (HarperCollins; $24.95) subtitled “The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation”

        About the list: Participants: Books & Co., Joseph-Beth Booksellers and Montgomery Books. Based on sales ending week of July 28; (—) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week.


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