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Archive for Sunday, April 17, 2005

Best sellers

April 17, 2005

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Fiction

1. "The DaVinci 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. "Revenge of the Sith," by Matthew Stover (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $25.95). A new "Star Wars" novel, featuring Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

3. "Ya-Yas in Bloom," by Rebecca Wells (HarperCollins, $24.95). The further adventures of members of the Ya-Ya sisterhood.

4. "Honeymoon," by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown, $27.95). An F.B.I. agent who is investigating a beautiful and mysterious woman finds himself becoming obsessed with her.

5. "Saturday," by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $26). A day in the life of a successful London neurosurgeon, troubled by 9-11 and the impending war in Iraq, who comes face to face with senseless violence.

Nonfiction

1. "Blink," by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, $25.95). The author of "The Tipping Point" explores the importance of hunch and instinct to the workings of the mind.

2. "A Deadly Game," by Catherine Crier with Cole Thompson (ReganBooks/HarperCollins, $27.95). A former judge and current Court TV analyst looks at the Scott Peterson case.

3. "On Bull****," by Harry G. Frankfurt (Princeton University, $9.95). A philosopher attempts a theoretical understanding of a "vast and amorphous" phenomenon.

4. "Conspiracy of Fools," by Kurt Eichenwald (Broadway, $26). The spectacular rise and fall of Enron, as reported by a correspondent for The New York Times.

5. "Blood Brother," by Anne Bird (ReganBooks/HarperCollins, $25.95). The long-lost half sister of Scott Peterson explains why she is convinced he is guilty of murder.

Advice

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

2. "Your Best Life Now," by Joel Osteen (Warner Faith, $19.99). A faith-based approach to living with enthusiam.

3. "The 3-Hour Diet," by Jorge Cruise (HarperCollins, $24.95). Reset your metabolism by eating frequently.

4. "French Women Don't Get Fat," by Mireille Guiliano (Knopf, $22). The secrets of French women, who enjoy food and wine while staying slim.

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

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