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February 15, 2004

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Fiction

1. "The Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95). The murder of a curator at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a centuries-old secret society.

2. "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," by Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $19.95). An old man who died while trying to rescue a little girl from danger discovers that all will be explained to him in the afterlife.

3. "Divided in Death," by J. D. Robb. (Putnam, $21.95). In 2059, Lt. Eve Dallas investigates a double homicide involving a former member of the Secret Service; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

4. "The Cat Who Talked Turkey," by Lilian Jackson Braun (Putnam, $23.95). The columnist Jim Qwilleran, with the help of his cats, looks into a mysterious death.

5. "The Zero Game," by Brad Meltzer (Warner, $25.95). A seemingly harmless game played by Congressional staff members leads to murderous intrigue.

Nonfiction

1. "The Price of Loyalty," by Ron Suskind (Simon & Schuster, $26). A view inside the Bush administration from the perspective of Paul O'Neill, the president's first Treasury secretary.

2. "American Dynasty," by Kevin Phillips (Viking, $25.95). The political commentator details a "pattern of deception" in four generations of the Bush family.

3. "Give Me a Break," by John Stossel (HarperCollins, $24.95). The "20/20" co-anchor recalls his battles with hucksters, scam artists and "the liberal media."

4. "Who's Looking Out For You?" by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway, $24.95). The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" attacks those individuals and institutions that he believes have let down the American people.

5. "Dude, Where's My Country?" by Michael Moore (Warner, $24.95). The author of "Stupid White Men" calls for "regime change" in Washington.

Advice, how-to and miscellaneous

1. "The South Beach Diet," by Arthur Agatston (Rodale, $24.95). A weight-loss plan designed by a Miami cardiologist.

2. "The Purpose-Driven Life," by Rick Warren (Zondervan, $19.99). Finding the meaning of life through God.

3. "The Ultimate Weight Solution," by Phil McGraw (Free Press, $26). Dr. Phil identifies "seven keys" to losing weight.

4. "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands," by Laura C. Schlessinger (HarperCollins, $24.95). Advice for women on how to treat spouses.

5. "The Automatic Millionaire," by David Bach (Broadway, $19.95). A one-step plan "to live and finish rich."

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