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

2. Sam's Letters to Jennifer
by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $24.95). A grieving widow and columnist finds her grandmother's letters.

3. The Rule of Four
by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason (Dial, $24). Two Princeton roommates share the link to a puzzle which will reveal the location of a buried Roman treasure.

4. 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.

5. Ten Big Ones
by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's, $25.95). Stephanie Plum chases a quirky collection of bail-jumpers.

6. Song of Susannah
by Stephen King (Scribner/Grant, $30). Book 6 in the Dark Tower series.

7. Angels & Demons
by Dan Brown (Atria, $19.95). Scientific terrorists are pitted against the cardinals of Vatican City.

8. Kill the Messenger
by Tami Hoag (Bantam, $26). Los Angeles bike messenger is on the run.

9. Robert Ludlum's Bourne Legacy
by Eric Van Lustbader (St. Martin's, $25.95). Even Ludlum's death can't stop the CIA operative.

10. Second Chance
by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $20). Editor of fashion magazine falls for an ad executive.


1. My Life
by Bill Clinton (Knopf, $35). Former president painstakingly outlines the history behind his greatest successes and failures.

2. The South Beach Diet
by Arthur Agatston (Rodale, $24.95). Weight loss through a rigorous low-carb menu.

3. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
by David Sedaris (Little, Brown, $24.95). Hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy.

4. Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything
by Robert Kurson (Random House, $26.95). Two death-cheating wreck-divers identify a German submarine off the coast of New Jersey.

5. Eats, Shoots and Leaves
by Lynne Truss (Gotham, $17.50). Journalist dissects common errors that grammar mavens have long deplored.

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

7. Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul
by Tony Hendra (Random House, $24.95). A tribute to a spiritual mentor, written in an easygoing, guy-talk style.

8. The South Beach Diet Cookbook
by Dr. Arthur Agatston (Rodale, $25.95). A variety of foods and recipes to combat the repetition and boredom that are many dieters' downfall.

9. The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich
by David Bach (Broadway, $19.95). Straightforward march through common-sense personal financial planning.

10. Ric Flair: To Be the Man
by Ric Flair with Keith Elliot Greenberg (World Wrestling Entertainment, $26). Professional wrestler talks about his life in the ring.


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