Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Tristate Best Sellers List


1. (-) The Guardian, Nicholas Sparks (Warner Books; $24.95) Young widow rediscovers love as a sociopath stalks her.

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

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

4. (-) Birthright, Nora Roberts ( Putnam Publishing Group; $25.95) A young archaeologist excavates her personal history as she investigates an unearthed Neanderthal settlement.

5. (-) Quilter's Apprentice, Jennifer Chiaverini (Plume; $13) First of the Elm Creek Quilt series.

6. (-) Daddy's Little Girl, Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket Books; $7.99) Heroine tries to reprove the guilt of her sister's murderer and reconnect with family.

7. (-) Apt Pupil, Stephen King (Penguin USA; $7.99) Thirteen-year-old becomes obsessed with the first-person recollection of an escaped Nazi he discovers.

8. (7) The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor Books; $11.95) Precious Ramotswe becomes the only lady detective in Botswana.

9. (2) Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf (Harvest Books; $12) Circumstances of others intrude on a hostess' party preparations.

10. (9) Cerulean Sins, Laurell K Hamilton (Berkley Publishing Group; $22.95) Eleventh novel in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series.


1. (-) Running from the Devil, Steve Kissing (Crossroad/Herder & Herder, $22.95) subtitled "A Memoir of a Boy Possessed"

2. (2) Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, Kevin Zraly (Sterling Publications; $24.95) "2003 Edition: A Lively Guide"

3. (-) What Should I Do With My Life, Po Bronson ( Random House; $24.95) People working at their true calling.

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

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

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

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

8. (-) The Reckoning, Sandra Mackey (W.W. Norton & Company; $16.95) subtitled "Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein"

9. (5) The Long Ball, Tom Adelman ( Little Brown & Company; $24.95) Subtitled "The Summer of '75 - Spaceman, Catfish, Charlie Hustle, and the Greatest World Series Ever Played"

10. (-) No Spin Zone, Bill O'Reilly (Broadway Books; $14) subtitled "Confrontations With the Powerful and Famous in America"

Participants: Books & Co. and Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Based on sales ending week of April 14 (-) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week

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