1. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown (Doubleday; $24.95). The murder of a Louvre curator leads to clues in the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
2. A Place of Hiding, Elizabeth George ( Bantam; $26.95). Deborah and Simon St. John try to clear a sibling duo from murder frame-up.
3. To the Nines, Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's; $25.95). Latest in the Stephanie Plum series has her dodging death from bullets and psychos.
4. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold (Little Brown; $21.95). Girl looks down from heaven after her kidnapping and murder.
5. Trading Up, Candace Bushnell (Hyperion; $24.95). Beautiful social climber wants to succeed in the big city.
6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon (Doubleday; $22.95). A 15-year-old autistic boy tries to solve a murder using the methods of his hero, Sherlock Holmes.
7. Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani (Random House; $24.95). The story of a young woman who follows her heart.
8. Naked Empire, Terry Goodkind (Tor; $29.95). Sixth installment of series that began with Wizard's First Rule.
9. Blindside, Catherine Coulter (Penguin; $25.95). Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich solve serial murder and the kidnapping of a dear friend's child.
10. The Dogs of Babel, Carolyn Parkhurst (Little Brown; $21.95). Linguist tries to unravel his wife's death by communicating with their dog.
1. Kate Remembered, A. Scott Berg (Putnam; $25.95). Memories of movie star Katharine Hepburn.
2. The Essential 55, Ron Clark (Hyperion; $19.95). Revolutionary ideas for the classroom.
3. The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston (Rodale; $24.95). A cardiologist's weight-loss plan.
4. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, Jon Krakauer (Doubleday; $26). Examination of the alleged religious motivation for a family murder.
5. Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster; $30). Bio of the most practical Founding Father.
6. Living History, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster; $28). Memoir by the junior senator from New York and former first lady.
7. Treason, Ann Coulter (Crown; $26.95). Contends that liberals have been wrong on foreign policy issues of the last 50 years.
8. A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson (Broadway; $27.50). Tour of the sciences.
9. Beyond Belief, Elaine H. Pagels (Random House; $24.95). Examines early Christianity through Gospel of Thomas.
10. The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren (Zondervan, $19.99). Finding the meaning of life through God.
1. The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin; $14). In South Carolina in 1964, a teen tries to discover secrets of her mother's past.
2. East of Eden, John Steinbeck (Penguin; $16). 1952 novel of feuding brothers.
3. Three Junes, Julia Glass (Anchor; $14). Follows a Scottish family over course of three Junes (in 1989, 1995 and 1999).
4. Life of Pi, Yann Martel (Harvest; $14). A boy and a tiger are thrown together in a lifeboat at sea.
5. #1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor; $11.95). First in mystery series starring Botswanan private eye Precious Ramotswe.
6. The Virgin Blue, Tracy Chevalier (Plume; $14). Two women born 400 years apart are bound by a fateful family legacy.
7. Atonement, Ian McEwan. (Anchor, $14). A chronicle of the disintegration of an English family's idyllic life.
8. Bel Canto, Ann Patchett (Perennial; $13.95). Terrorists attack just after a soprano finishes a recital and the hostages bond via music.
9. The Nanny Diaries, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (St. Martin's Griffin; $13.95). A satirical look at rich and powerful New Yorkers through the eyes of an Upper East Side nanny.
10. The Dive From Clausen's Pier, Ann Packer (Vintage; $14). A young woman whose fiance has been rendered a quadriplegic decides to start a new life.
1. Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand (Ballantine; $15.95). A biography of the horse.
2. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins (Quill; $13.95). Low-carb way to lose weight.
3. It's Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins (Berkley; $13). Memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.
4. Self Matters, Phillip C. McGraw (FreePress; $14.) How to reclaim one's identity.
5. Before the Change, Ann Louise Gittleman (HarperSanFrancisco; $14). Advice on how to deal with perimenopause.
6. Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser (Perennial; $13.95). Survey of "the dark side of the all-American meal."
7. Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich (Metropolitan/ Owl/Holt; $13). What was it like to be the working poor.
8. Small Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver (Perennial/HarperCollins; $12.95). A collection of essays by the novelist
9. Running With Scissors, Augusten Burroughs (Picador; $14). Memoir about a psychiatrist who went crazy while a boy (the author) was in his care.
10. What to Expect When You're Expecting, Heidi E. Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee Hathaway (Workman; $13.95). Advice for parents-to-be.
Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Great Lakes Booksellers Association, the Upper Midwest Booksellers Association and Book Sense for the week ended Aug. 3.
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