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February 22, 2004

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Fiction

1. "The Last Juror," by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95). In Clanton, Miss., someone is killing off the jurors who sent a member of a powerful crime family to prison for the rape and murder of a young mother.

2. "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.

3. "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.

4. "Seduced by Moonlight," by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine, $23.95). Meredith Gentry, P.I., deals with a treacherous world of gods and shape-shifters.

5. "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.

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. "Blindsided," by Richard M. Cohen (HarperCollins, $23.95). A memoir of living with illness, by a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN who has had to fight both multiple sclerosis and colon cancer.

5. "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them," by Al Franken (Dutton, $24.95). A satirical critique of the rhetoric of right-wing pundits and politicians.

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

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

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

-- The New York Times

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