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Archive for Sunday, March 20, 2005

Best sellers

March 20, 2005

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Fiction

1. "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.

2. "The Rising," by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale, $25.99). The Prince of Darkness chooses a Romanian woman to be the mother of the Antichrist.

3. "Impossible," by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $27). A romance blossoms between the owner of a Parisian art gallery and a bohemian painter.

4. "The Broker," by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95). The C.I.A. arranges a presidential pardon for a power broker who may know crucial secrets, laying a trap for the foreign intelligence service that wants him dead.

5. "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.

Nonfiction

1. "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.

2. "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.

3. "Juiced," by Jose Canseco (ReganBooks/HarperCollins, $25.95). The former slugger talks about his life in baseball and, especially, his use of steroids.

4. "Plan B," by Anne Lamott (Riverhead, $24.95). The author of "Traveling Mercies" meditates on personal and political matters and on the spiritual life.

5. "America (The Book)," by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum (Warner, $24.95). "The Daily Show" offers a lavishly illustrated parody of a civics textbook.

Advice

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

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

3. "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," by T. Harv Eker (HarperBusiness, $19.95). Identifying and then changing your "money blueprint" to accumulate wealth.

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

5. "He's Just Not That Into You," by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $19.95). How a woman can tell when a relationship is going nowhere.

-- The New York Times

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