Best Sellers

December 14, 2003

National best sellers from data gathered and reported by Publishers Weekly. The number in parentheses indicates last week's position and may be greater than 10 as PW lists the top 15.

Fiction . Weeks on list

1. (1) The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown 38

2. (2) The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom 11

3. (3) The Big Bad Wolf, James Patterson 3

4. (4) Trojan Odyssey, Clive Cussler 2

5. (5) Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, Book 5), Stephen King 5

6. (6) Shepherds Abiding, Jan Karon 7

7. (10) The Hornet's Nest, Jimmy Carter 3

8. (7) Bleachers, John Grisham 13

9. (9) The Murder Room, P.D. James 3

10. (11) Skipping Christmas, John Grisham 30

Nonfiction

1. (1) The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston, M.D. 35

2. (2) The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren 45

3. (4) Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them... Al Franken 16

4. (5) Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, James Bradley 10

5. (3) Dude, Where's My Country? Michael Moore 9

6. (6) The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember, Fred Rogers 7

7. (7) Who's Looking Out for You? Bill O'Reilly 11

8. (9) America 24 / 7, Created by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen 2

9. (--) LT: Over the Edge, Lawrence Taylor with Steve Serby 1

10. (11) A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat, Zell Miller 4

Paperback

1. (1) The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd 45

2. (3) Life of Pi, Yann Martel 34

3. (2) .Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian 4

4. (6) World Almanac and Book of Facts 2004, Edited by Ken Parker 4

5. (4) 30-Minute Meals 2, Rachael Ray 13

6. (--) Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton 7

7. (9) 30-Minute Meals, Rachael Ray 2

8. (5) Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides 12

9. (--) The Old Farmer's Almanac 2004, Robert B. Thomas 1

10. (7) Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter, Robert C. Atkins, M.D. 45

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