Best Sellers

Books

September 26, 2004

Best Sellers

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) Trace, Patricia Cornwell 2

2. (2) The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown 78

3. (-) Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Sidney Sheldon 1

4. (3) Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke 3

5. (4) The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom 51

6. (5) The Rule of Four, Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason 19

7. (6) Skinny Dip, Carl Hiaasen 10

8. (9) Angels & Demons, Dan Brown 38

9. (-) Little Earthquakes, Jennifer Weiner 1

10.(-) Blind Alley, Iris Johansen 1

Nonfiction

1. (-) The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, Kitty Kelley 1

2. (1) Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi 6

3. (-) Family First: Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creatung a Phenomenal Family, Dr. Phil McGraw 1

4. (2) The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston 75

5. (4) The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren 85

6. (11) Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Aron Ralston 2

7. (-) Chain of Command: The Road from 9 / 11 to Abu Ghraib, Seymour M. Hersh 1

8. (3) American Soldier, Gen. Tommy Franks with Malcolm McConnell 7

9. (7) Confessions of an Heiress, Paris Hilton 2

10.(5) My Life, Bill Clinton 13

Paperback

1. (1) The 9 / 11 Commission Report, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks 9

2. (-) The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck 1

3. (2) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon 18

4. (7) The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini 3

5. (5) The Wedding, Nicholas Sparks 12

6. (3) The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd 85

7. (4) The South Beach Diet Good Fats / Good Carbs Guide, Arthur Agatston 37

8. (6) Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi 36

9. (9) The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger 17

10.(8) The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri 6

Recommended

Anne Arundel County Public Library's most recommended books.

Fiction

Madeleine Is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

Waking Raphael by Leslie Forbes

Harbor by Lorraine Adams

Waiting for Teddy Williams by Howard Frank Mosher

The Preservationist by David Maine

Nonfiction

Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science Into Poetry by Scott Huler

Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion by Alan F. Segal

The Boundaries Of Her Body: A History of Woman's Rights in America by Debran Rowland

Dessert University: More Than 300 Spectacular Recipes and Essential Lessons from White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier by Roland Mesnier

Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 by Bryan Burrough

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