Archive for Sunday, June 27, 2004


June 27, 2004



1. "Song of Susannah," by Stephen King (Donald M. Grant/Scribner, $30). The sixth volume of "The Dark Tower," a series about time travel and a heroic quest.

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 Rule of Four," by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason (Dial, $24). Two Princeton students who are trying to unravel the mysteries of a Renaissance text become ensnared in murderous intrigue.

4. "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. "Angels & Demons," by Dan Brown (Atria, $17.95). A Harvard scholar tries to save the Vatican from the machinations of an underground society.


1. "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," by David Sedaris (Little, Brown, $24.95). The humorist's latest collection of essays.

2. "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," by Lynne Truss (Gotham, $17.50). An Englishwoman expounds on the use and misuse of punctuation marks.

3. "Big Russ and Me," by Tim Russert (Miramax, $22.95). The host of "Meet the Press" remembers his father and the other important teachers in his life.

4. "Father Joe," by Tony Hendra (Random House, $24.95). A noted satirist recalls his decades-long friendship with an English Benedictine monk.

5. "Plan of Attack," by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $28). A behind-the-scenes account of the Bush administration's decision making as it drew up plans to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein.

Advice 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 South Beach Diet Cookbook," by Arthur Agatston (Rodale, $25.95). A collection of recipes from a Miami cardiologist.

4. "The Ultimate Weight Solution Cookbook," by Phil McGraw (Free Press, $26). Recipes designed to help with losing weight and keeping it off.

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

-- The New York Times

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