Tuesday, July 03, 2001

Tristate best sellers list


(This week/Last week)

        1. (1) Best Friends, Martha Moody (Riverhead Books; $26.95) Author's first novel tracks friends through college and their subsequent lives.

        2. (—) Bitterroot, James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster; $25) Ex-Texas ranger is sucked into a maelstrom of murder and mystery out of loyalty to an old friend.

        3. (—) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (William Morrow; $26) Psychedelic road trip both dark and humorous.

        4. (—) Seven Up, Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press; $24.95) Most recent in the Stephanie Plum series.

        5. (3) The Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier (Plume; $12) Novel uses Vermeer's portrait as a starting point.

        6. (2) P is for Peril, Sue Grafton (Putnam Publishing Group; $26.95) Latest in the alphabetical sleuthing series is a prequel to more recent Kinsey Millhone stories.

        7. (—) Julie and Romeo, Jeanne Ray (Onyx Books; $6.99) Shakespeare inspired romp flips the script by making the star-crossed lovers adult professionals.

        8. (6) Circle of Three, Patricia Gaffney (Harper Mass Market Paperbacks; $7.50) Author depicts circle of female friendships.

        9. (—) Bee Season, Myla Goldberg (Doubleday; $22.95) Family life changes when one member's fortunes change.

        10.(—) Cane River, Lalita Tademy (Warner Books, $24.95) Survival through the generations of a matriarchal black family.


(This week/Last week)

        1. (3) John Adams, David McCullough, (Simon & Schuster; $35) Biography of the second American president.

        2. (1) The Prayer of Jabez, Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah; $9.99) Subtitled: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life.

        3. (9) Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson (Putnam; $19.95) Dealing with change at work and in life.

        4. (5) The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw (Random House; $24.95) Collection chronicles the memories of WWII veterans.

        5. (6) I Hope You Dance, Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers (Rutledge Hill Press; $13.99) Gift book based on the Country Music Association song of the year.

        6. (—) On Solid Ground, Sharon Taberski (Heinemann; $22) Subtitled Strategies for Teaching Reading K-3.

        7. (2) Causing a Stir, Junior League (Junior League of Dayton; $22.95) Dayton Junior League cookbook.

        8. (—) The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen; $12.95) Subtitled “A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.”

        9. (—) Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail, Malika Oufkir (Talk Miramax Books; $24) Pampered privilege to persecution and imprisonment in Morocco.

        10. (—) The Marilyn Harris Cooking School Cookbook, Marilyn Harris and Shirley O. Corriher (Pelican Publishing Co.; $24.95).

        About the list: Participants: Books & Co. and The Open Book. Based on sales ending week of June 16 (—) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week.


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