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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. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (Doubleday, $21.95). A prima donna fashion magazine editor terrorizes her new assistant.
3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown, $21.95). A murdered teen watches her family from heaven.
4. Good Faith by Jane Smiley (Knopf, $26). Greed and self-delusion set in the economic boom of the early 1980s.
5. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (Morrow, $25.95). U.S. marshals probe an inmate's escape from a mental institution.
6. Lost Light by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, $25.95). An unsolved murder and robbery distracts Bosch from his retirement.
7. The Second Time Around by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster, $26). A Wall Street reporter investigates fraud at a medical research firm.
8. The Sisters of APF by Zane (Atria, $21). Based on Zane's popular short story subject about the sexy escapades of a sorority.
9. The King of Torts by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95). A weary public defender is lured into the lucrative class-action trade.
10. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks (Warner, $24.95). A love story-thriller about a young widow, the Great Dane puppy from her late husband and the new men in her life.

Nonfiction

1. Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor (Miramax, $25.95). Her majesty's journey from American youth to modern monarch.
2. Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order by Robert Kagan (Knopf, $18). The increasingly divergent interests of America and Europe.
3. The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis (Modern Library, $19.95). The evolution of Muslim anxiety and hostility toward the West.
4. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester (HarperCollins, $27.95). The human and ecological tolls of a volcano's eruption.
5. The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria (Norton, $24.95). The inherent dangers in mistaking populism for democracy.
6. DNA: The Secret of Life by James D. Watson (Knopf, $39.95). A tour of the genetic revolution by the Nobel Prize winner.
7. Stupid White Men by Michael Moore (ReganBooks, $24.95). The latest appraisal of contemporary American society by a popular and iconoclastic commentator.
8. The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group by Dan Briody (Wiley, $24.95). The connections of a high-powered firm.
9. Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order by Niall Ferguson (Basic, $35). Lessons to be learned from the history of Britain.
10. Dereliction of Duty by Robert Patterson (Regnery, $27.95). President Clinton's former military aide gives an insider's view of the administration. -- Washington Post