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1. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King (Scribner/Grant, $35). After a journey through seven books and over 20 years, the series reaches a conclusion.

2 The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin, $26). Fantasy in which Charles Lindbergh becomes president in 1940, setting the country on a course of isolationism and nationwide pogroms.

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

4 Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley, $23.95). Adventures of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.

5 Trace by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $26.95). Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta returns to her office in Richmond five years after being fired.

6. Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella (Dial, $23). Becky Brandon is back at it in Kinsella's fourth novel.

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 Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury, $27.95). A young man's heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens to destroy his partnership with a reclusive keeper of secrets.

9. Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy (Dutton, $25.95). Four strangers on holiday in Greece band together after witnessing a tragic boating accident.

10. Are You Afraid of the Dark by Sidney Sheldon (Morrow, $25). Two gorgeous widows go up against a nefarious multinational think tank.


1. America (The Book) by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum (Warner, $24.95). "The Daily Show" writing staff offers insights into a unique system of government.

2. He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $19.95). Every excuse a woman has ever made to avoid admitting that a man just wasn't that smitten.

3. How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum, $26.95). A collection of syndicated columns from the past decade.

4. Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan (Simon and Schuster, $24). An intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times.

5 The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston, M.D. (Rodale, $24.95). Cardiologist Agatston offers a low-carb diet that's big on snacks and protein and low on fruit and whole grains.

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

7 Family First: Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family by Dr. Phil McGraw (Free Press, $26). A proven action plan to help determine the strengths and weaknesses of parenting style.

8 Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Vererans Speak Out Against John Kerry by John O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi (Regnery, $27.95). Interviews of men who served in Vietnam at the same time as the presidential candidate.

9. Will They Ever Trust Us Again?: Letters From the War Zone by Michael Moore (Simon and Schuster, $22). Men and women who fought in Iraq let America know how they feel about their mission.

10 The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty by Kitty Kelley (Doubleday, $29.95). The family that has produced two presidents is portrayed as a powerful empire.

-- Publishers Weekly

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