Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Tristate Best Sellers List


1. (2) The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin; $14) Along with her African-American nanny, a teen flees an abusive father and confused past into the turbulence of the 1964 civil rights movement.

2. (3) The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown (Doubleday; $29.95) Mysteries of the ages are revealed while a modern murder mystery unravels.

3. (5) Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf (Harvest Books; $12) Series of events and circumstances of others intrude on a hostess' party preparations.

4. (-) Up Country, Nelson Demille (Warner Books; $7.99) Ghosts of Vietnam appear in the middle of a 30-year-old murder investigation.

5. (-) Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Sophie Kinsella (Delta; $10.95) Bride runs scared as mother and mother-in-law each plan the perfect wedding.

6. (7) Chopping Spree, Diane Mott Davidson (Bantam Books; $6.99) Goldy Schulz solves the murder of an old friend, defends her assistant and whips up new recipes.

7. (1) The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (Griffin Trade Paperback; $13.95) Fictional account of the weird world of nannies in upperclass Manhattan.

8. (6) Atonement, Ian McEwen (Anchor Books; $14) Secrets of a 1935 English family through the eyes of a dramatic 13-year-old.

9. 10th Grade, Joe Weisberg (Random House Trade Paperbacks; $11.95) A year in the life of an invisible sophomore run on dyslexic sentences and all.

10. (-) The Wailing Wind, Tony Hillerman (Harper Mass Market Paper Backs; $7.99) Navajo cops Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee solve murder in the American Southwest.


1. (7) Sonya Fitzpatrick, the Pet Psychic, Sonya Fitzpatrick (Berkley Publishing Group; $21.95) subtitled "What the Animals Tell Me."

2. (1) Mosaic of Thought, Susan Zimmerman and Ellin Oliver Keene (Heinemann, $28.50) subtitled "Teaching Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop."

3. (-) Trading Spaces Behind the Scenes, Meredith Books (Trading Spaces; $19.95) subtitled "Including Decorating Tips and Tricks."

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

5. (-) Stupid White Men, Michael Moore (Regan Books; $24.95) ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!

6. (6) Dereliction of Duty, Robert Patterson (Regnery Publishing; $27.95) subtitled "The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Endangered America's Long-Term National Security."

7. (-) Vatican II, William Madges and Michael J. Daley (editors) (Twenty-Third Publications; $19.95) subtitled "Forty Personal Stories".

8. (-) Leap of Faith, Queen Noor ( Miramax; $25.95) subtitled "Memoirs of an Unexpected Life"

9. (-) The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Greg Palast (Plume; $14) subtitled "The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters."

10. (-) Devil in the White City, Erik Larson (Crown Publishing; $25.95) subtitled "Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America."

Participants: Books & Co. and Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Based on sales ending week of March 31 (-) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week

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