Tuesday, January 7, 2003

Tristate Best Sellers List



Fiction

1. (2) Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold (Little Brown; $21.95) Murder victim looks in on family, friends and killer from heaven.

2. (2) Prey, Michael Crichton (HarperCollins: $26.95) Scientist threatened by escaped nanotechnology and internal monsters.

3. (-) Blessings, Anna Quindlen (Random House; $24.95) Wealthy woman and her ex-con handyman form a family for a foundling.

4. (-) By the Light of the Moon, Dean R. Koontz (Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub; $26.95) Strangers must flee assassins after a mad scientist injects them with his life's work.

5. (-) Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien ( Houghton Mifflin Co.; $80) Box set of the trilogy.

6. (-) Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Co.; $12) Part one of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

7. (-) The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Co.; $12) Part three of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

8. (-) Esther's Gift, Jan Karon (Viking Press; $10.95) subtitled a "Mitford Christmas Story." Esther Bolick rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas.

9. (-) Portrait in Sepia, Isabel Allende (Harperperrenial Library; $13.95) Family secrets are played out in revolutionary Chile.

10. (-) Skipping Christmas, John Grisham (Doubleday; $14.95) Empty nesters turn town on end when they decide to do nontraditional holidays.

Nonfiction

1. (8) Everyday Grace, Marianne Williamson (Riverheard Books; $19.95) subtitled "Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles."

2. (-) Road to the Fiesta Bowl, the Ohio State Buckeyes' 2002 Championship Season, (Epic Sports Classics; $19.95)

3. (4) Bush at War, Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster; $28) Review of the first 18 months of the Bush White House.

4. (-) Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Ina Garten (Clarkson N. Potter; $35) subtitled "Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family."

5. (-) Ben Franklin, Edmund S. Morgan (Yale University Press; $24.95) Portrait of a patriot, diplomat and politician.

6. (-) How the Scots Invented the Modern World, Arthur Herman (Three Rivers Press; $14.95) subtitled "The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It."

7. (-) The Introvert Advantage, Marti Olsen Laney (Workman Publishing Co.; $14.95) subtitled "How to Thrive in an Extrovert World."

8. (-) Live from New York, Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller (Little Brown & Co.; $25.95) subtitled "An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live."

9. (-) Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins (Avon; $7.99) Low-carbohydrates, high-protein diet tome.

10. (7) Semi Homemade Cooking, Sandra Lee (Miramax; $19.95) subtitled "Quick, Marvelous Meals and Nothing Is Made from Scratch."

Participants: Books & Co. and Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Based on sales ending week of Dec. 29; (-) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week




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