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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