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BEST SELLERS

Hardcover

FICTION

1. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95). Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's hunt for the Holy Grail.

2. Honeymoon by James Patterson, Howard Roughan (Little, Brown, $27.95). America's Number 1 thriller writer returns with his sexiest, scariest tale ever.

3. Saturday by Ian McEwan Doubleday/Talese, $26.) A flaming plane is a harbinger of danger and change for an introspective neurosurgeon.

4. The Broker by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95). Director of the CIA convinces a lame duck president to pardon a broker, who becomes an open target.

5. The Rising: Before They Were Left Behind by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins (Tynedale House, $25.99). The latest edition in the Left Behind series.

6. With No One as Witness by Elizabeth George (HarperCollins, $26.95). British police procedural about the murders of four youths.

7. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $19.95). The afterlife is explained to a recently deceased man by five people.

8. Cold Service by Robert B. Parker (Putnam, $24.95). The Boston PI and Hawk seek revenge on a shooter.

9. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld (Random House, $21.95) A young girl wins a scholarship to a prestigious prep school.

10. Impossible by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press, $27). A widow buries her grief in her work and in an affair with a young painter.

NONFICTION

1. The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren (Zondervan, $19). Pastor applies his highly successful "purpose-driven" framework to individual experience.

2. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, $25.95). A campaign for snap judgments and mind reading.

3. Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential by Joel Osteen (Warner Faith, $19.95). Houston megachurch pastor explains name-itand- claim-it theology.

4. Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald (Broadway, $26). Blowby- blow description of Enron's collapse.

5. A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation by Catherine Crier (ReganBooks, $27.95). Popular TV legal analyst's detailed look at the notorious murder case.

6. The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke by Suze Orman (Riverhead, $24.95). A guide to investing and money management for "Generation Broke."

7. French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano (Knopf, $22). CEO of Veuve Clicquot offers a concept of sensible pleasures.

8. Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty by Anne Bird (Regan Books, $25.95). A sister's account of her brother's increasingly disturbing behavior after his wife's murder.

9. Don't Kiss Then Goodbye by Allison DuBois (Fireside, $23). Wellknown medium shares stories about communicating with the dead.

10. Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis (Clarkson Potter, $30.) Food Network's chef's introduction to easy Italian cooking.

u Publishers Weekly