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1. For One More Day

by Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $21.95). Alcoholic discovers how little he really knew about his mother.

2. Next

by Michael Crichton (HarperCollins, $27.95). Breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn.

3. Cross

by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.99). Forensic psychologist Alex Cross searches for his wife's killer in his 12th outing.

4. Shadow Dance

by Julie Garwood (Ballantine, $25.95. A romantic suspense story that opens with a wedding and the hint of an ancient feud.

5. Hannibal Rising

by Thomas Harris (Delacorte, $27.95). How Hannibal Lecter got that way.

6. Dear John

by Nicholas Sparks (Warner, $24.99). Ne'er-do-well-turned-army-enlistee awaits rejection from well-to-do special education major.

7. Treasure of Khan

by Clive and Dirk Cussler (Putnam, $27.95). Dirk Pitt searches for the treasure of Genghis and Kublai Khan.

8. Brother Odd

by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27). Monk searches for a sign that will help him head off disaster in his monastery.

8. Lisey's Story

by Stephen King (Scribner, $28). Multilayered tale of a 25-year marriage and a widow's journey through grief and discovery.

9. The Boleyn Inheritance

by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone, $25.95). Historical novel about the women of Henry VIII's court.

10. Wild Fire

by Nelson DeMille (Warner, $26.99). Fourth thriller to feature ex-NYPD detective John Corey involves an American right-wing plot to suitcase-nuke two U.S. cities.

10. Nature Girl

by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf, $27.95). Sammy Tigertail must figure out what to do with the body of a tourist who dies of a heart attack after being struck by a harmless snake.



1. You: On a Diet

by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz (Free Press, $25). How brain, stomach, hormones, muscles, heart, genetics and stress interact biologically to determine body size.

2. The Audacity of Hope

by Barack Obama (Crown, $25). Keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention shares personal views on faith and values and offers a vision that involves repairing a "political process that is broken."

3. Innocent Man

by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95). How Ron Williamson was charged with a crime he did not commit and was sent to death row after his case was mishandled.

4. Marley and Me

by John Grogan (Morrow, $21.95). Chronicle of the adventures parents and children enjoyed with an overly energetic but endearing yellow Lab.

5. Culture Warrior

by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway, $26). Fox anchor condemns the "erosion of societal discipline" flowing from an alleged secular-progressive agenda.

7. The God Delusion

by Richard Dawkins (Houghton Mifflin, $24.95). Oxford biologist draws on evolution to disprove the ideas behind intelligent design.

8. Jim Cramer's Mad Money

by James J. Cramer with Cliff Mason (Simon & Schuster, $25). Television host explains how to take investment advice offered on his program and put it into action.

9. Cesar's Way

Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier (Harmony, $24.95). A guide to understanding and correcting dog problems.

10. I Feel Bad About My Neck

by Nora Ephron (Knopf, $19.95). A candid look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of life.

-- Publishers Weekly

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