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Paperback Fiction
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June 1, 2003

Paperback Fiction

Best Sellers Plus Weeks
On List
1 ENGAGING THE ENEMY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels about women who are irresistibly drawn to men they would prefer to reject. 4
2 THE BEACH HOUSE, by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge. (Warner, $7.99.) After his brother drowns in East Hampton, a law student seeks revenge on the powerful people who he thinks are responsible. 3
3 THE MULBERRY TREE, by Jude Deveraux. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A widow whose billionaire husband left her only an old farmhouse discovers his secrets. 3
4 MORTAL PREY, by John Sandford. (Berkley, $7.99.) Lucas Davenport searches for a hit woman from his past who herself has become the target of a killer. 3
5 THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Penguin, $14.) In South Carolina in 1964, a teenage girl tries to discover the secret to her mother's past. 16
6 DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) After the man convicted of killing her sister is paroled, an investigative reporter discovers new information about the murder. 7
7 SLEEP NO MORE, by Greg Iles. (Signet, $7.99.) When a businessman confronts an obsession from his past, his happy family life crumbles around him. 1
8 THE SURVIVORS CLUB, by Lisa Gardner. (Bantam, $7.50.) Three women become the prime suspects when the man who victimized them turns up dead. 3
9 THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY, by Alexander McCall Smith. (Anchor, $11.95.) In Botswana, a woman looks for an 11-year-old boy who may have been kidnapped by witch doctors. 8
10 LIFE OF PI, by Yann Martel. (Harvest/Harcourt, $14.) An allegory on the high seas, in which a teenage boy and a 450-pound tiger are thrown together in a lifeboat as the only survivors of a shipwreck. 4
11 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. 9
12 BROKEN WINGS, by V. C. Andrews. (Pocket Star, $7.99.) Three girls from very different backgrounds decide to rebel. 2
13 THREE JUNES, by Julia Glass. (Anchor, $14.) A story, set in New York, Greece and Scotland, that follows the members of a Scottish family over the course of three Junes (in 1989, 1995 and 1999). First Chapter 1
14 *IN THIS MOUNTAIN, by Jan Karon. (Penguin, $13.95.) In the seventh book of the "Mitford Years" series, Cynthia Kavanagh thrives in retirement while her husband, Father Tim, grows restless. 3
15 BREATHING ROOM, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. (Avon, $7.99.) Lorenzo Gage, a movie star who specializes in playing bad guys, sets out to seduce Dr. Isabel, a self-help guru. 2

Also Selling
16 STEPHEN COONTS' DEEP BLACK, by Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice. (St. Martin's, $7.99.)
17 THE LAST CHANCE CAFE, by Linda Lael Miller. (Pocket Books, $9.99.)
18 THE MURDER BOOK, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine, $7.99.)
19 THREE FATES, by Nora Roberts. (Jove, $7.99.)
20 ATONEMENT, by Ian McEwan. (Anchor, $14.) First Chapter
21 THE NEW JEDI ORDER. FORCE HERETIC II: REFUGEE, by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.)
22 ANGELS & DEMONS, by Dan Brown. (Pocket Books, $7.99.)
23 SLIGHTLY WICKED, by Mary Balogh. (Bantam, $5.99.)
24 ABOUT FACE, by Fern Michaels. (Zebra, $7.99.)
25 THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN'S PIER, by Ann Packer. (Vintage, $14.) First Chapter
26 DISTANT SHORES, by Kristin Hannah. (Ballantine, $22.95.)
27 BEL CANTO, by Ann Patchett. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $13.95.)
28 WITH THESE HANDS, by Louis L'Amour. (Bantam, $16.95.)
29 THE SUMMONS, by John Grisham. (Dell, $7.99.) First Chapter
30 THE WAILING WIND, by Tony Hillerman. (Harper Torch, $7.99.)
31 DEAD RUN, by Erica Spindler. (Mira, $6.99.)
32 TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, by Alexander McCall Smith. (Anchor, $11.95.)
33 THE ONLY ONE, by Christine Feehan, Susan Grant and Susan Squires. (Leisure, $6.99.)
34 ADVENTURES OF A SCOTTISH HEIRESS, by Cathy Maxwell. (Avon, $6.99.)
35 A PLACE CALLED RAINWATER, by Dorothy Garlock. (Warner, $6.99.)

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ending May 17, at almost 4,000 bookstores plus wholesalers serving 60,000 other retailers, statistically weighted to represent all such outlets. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A dagger (+)indicates that some stores received bulk orders.

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Hardcover Fiction
The New York Times

July 27, 2003

Hardcover Fiction

Best Sellers Plus Last
On List
1 THE DA VINCI CODE, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday, $24.95.) The murder of a curator at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a centuries-old secret society. 2 17
2 JOHNNY ANGEL, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $19.95.) A woman sees visions of her son, a teenager who recently died in a car crash on prom night. 1 2
3 THE LAKE HOUSE, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, $27.95.) Six children living in the Rocky Mountains are forced to flee a dangerous, evil force. 3 5
4 WHITE DEATH, by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos. (Putnam, $26.95.) While attempting to rescue a ship full of trapped men, Kurt Austin and a colleague uncover a sinister corporation's plot to control the world's oceans. 4 4
5 THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold. (Little, Brown, $21.95.) A 14-year-old girl looks down from heaven as she describes what happens in the aftermath of her kidnapping and murder. First Chapter 7 55
6 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, by Lauren Weisberger. (Doubleday, $21.95.) A young woman acquires a job at a fashion magazine, along with the boss from hell. First Chapter 8 13
7 TRADING UP, by Candace Bushnell. (Hyperion, $24.95.) A lingerie model and social climber, engaged to a cable television executive, becomes entangled in movie business double-dealing. 5 2
8 BARE BONES, by Kathy Reichs. (Scribner, $25.) Hoping to get away on vacation, the forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is summoned to identify a shocking number of human and animal remains. 9 2
9 LUCIA, LUCIA, by Adriana Trigiani. (Random House, $24.95.) In New York City in 1950, the ambitious daughter of an Italian grocer from Greenwich Village discovers the good and the bad about life uptown. 1
10 THE GUARDIAN, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $24.95.) While trying to choose between two suitors, a young widow realizes that her life is in danger. 11 14
11 ISLE OF PALMS, by Dorothea Benton Frank. (Berkley, $22.95.) The adventures of an eccentric clan in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. 2
12 THE KING OF TORTS, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $27.95.) A public defender in Washington happens upon a frightening conspiracy involving one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. 15 23
13 A MAN TO CALL MY OWN, by Johanna Lindsey. (Atria, $25.) In the 1870's, twin sisters from New England become rivals for a Texas cowboy's affections. 10 2
14 THE DOGS OF BABEL, by Carolyn Parkhurst. (Little, Brown, $21.95.) A linguist tries to unravel the mystery of his wife's death by communicating with the only witness to it, their dog. 13 5
15 THE FACE, by Dean Koontz. (Bantam, $26.95.) A police officer turned security chief must protect a handsome Hollywood star whose life has been threatened by a mysterious killer. 12 7

Also Selling
16 BAD COMPANY, by Jack Higgins. (Putnam, $25.95.)
17 DIE IN PLAIN SIGHT, by Elizabeth Lowell. (Morrow, $24.95.)
18 THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, by Mark Haddon. (Doubleday, $22.95) First Chapter
19 NAKED PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $26.95.)
20 THE DARK TOWER: BOOKS 1-4, by Stephen King (Viking, various prices.)
21 ARMAGEDDON, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. (Tyndale, $24.99.)
22 STILL LIFE WITH CROWS, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Warner, $25.95.)
23 THE SINISTER PIG, by Tony Hillerman. (HarperCollins, $25.95.)
24 LAWLESS, by Diana Palmer. (Mira, $23.95.)
25 SHIFTING CALDER WIND, by Janet Dailey. (Kensington, $24.)
26 GETTYSBURG, by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, $24.95.)
27 THE TRAVELER'S GIFT, by Andy Andrews. (Thomas Nelson, $19.99.)
28 ANGELS & DEMONS, by Dan Brown. (Atria, $17.95.)
29 THE PROBABLE FUTURE, by Alice Hoffman. (Doubleday, $24.95.)
30 THE SECOND TIME AROUND, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster, $26.)
31 FLIRTING WITH PETE, by Barbara Delinsky. (Scribner, $26.)
32 TIETAM BROWN, by Mick Foley. (Knopf, $23.95.)
33 BABYVILLE, by Jane Green. (Broadway, $21.)
34 THE OTHER WOMAN, by Eric Jerome Dickey. (Dutton, $23.95.)
35 THE DIRTY GIRLS SOCIAL CLUB, by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez. (St. Martin's, $24.95.)

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ending July 12, at almost 4,000 bookstores plus wholesalers serving 50,000 other retailers (gift shops, department stores, newsstands, supermarkets), statistically weighted to represent all such outlets nationwide. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A dagger (+)indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders.

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