Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Tristate Best Sellers List


(This week/Last week)

        1. (2) A Painted House, John Grisham (Dell Island Books; $7.99) A story of sharecroppers set in 1952 rural Arkansas where there's tension between migrant Mexicans and “hill people.”

        2. (3) The Red Tent, Anita Diamant (Picador; $14) New view of Dinah, who appears briefly in the book of Genesis.

        3. (—) The Lions of Lucerne, Brad Thor (Pocket Books;$25) Ex-Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent must save the president, avenge his slaughtered team and elude enemies disguised as friends.

        4. (7) Pendragon, Catherine Coulter (Jove Publications; $7.99) A return visit with the Sherbrooke family finds familiar problems and resolutions.

        5. (1) The Jazz Bird, Craig Holden (Simon & Schuster; $25) Locally set tale of bootlegger George Remus and prosecutor Charles Taft and the murder that brought them face to face.

        6. (—) Under Fire, W.E.B. Griffin (Putnam Publishing Group; $26.95) Ninth in the “Corps” series draws the fictional team inexorably closer to the Korean conflict.

        7. (—) The Cat Who Went Up the Creek, Lillian Jackson Braun (Putnam Publishing Group; $23.95) Qwilleran, Koko, and Yum-yum episode 24.

        8. (6) The Cat Who Smelled A Rat, Lillian Jackson Braun (Jove Publications; $6.99) Qwilleran and his cats solve arson and murder.

        9. (—) A Walk to Remember, Nicholas Sparks (Warner Books; $6.99) Shallow cool boy accidentally falls in love with goody-two-shoes girl and finds redemption.

        10. (—) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, J.R.R. Tolkien (Ballantine; $6.99) Prelude to the Rings trilogy.


(This week/Last week)

        1. (4) Sacred Contracts, Caroline Myss (Harmony Books; $25) subtitled “Awakening Your Divine Potential.”

        2. (—) Affirming Your Greatness, Burnette Clingman (Burnette Clingman; $12.95) Personal growth how-to.

        3. (—) Cookwise, Shirley O. Corriher (William Morrow & Co.; $30) subtitled “The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking.”

        4. (9) John Adams, David McCullough (Simon & Schuster; $35) Biography of America's second president.

        5. (—) Journey Through Heartsongs, Mattie J. T. Stepanek (Hyperion; $14.95) Poetry.

        6. (—) How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do If You Can't, Neil I. Bernstein (Workman Publishing Company; $14.95).

        7. (—) Self Matters, Phillip C. McGraw (Simon & Schuster; $25) subtitled “Creating Your Life From Inside Out.”

        8. (—) A Beautiful Mind, Sylvia Nasar(Touchstone Books; $16) subtitled “The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash.”

        9. (—) Black Hawk Down (Movie Tie-in), Mark Bowden (Signet Classic; $7.99) Journalistic account on which the movie is based.

        10.(—) Jim Borgman My 25 Years at The Cincinnati Enquirer, Jim Borgman (The Cincinnati Enquirer; $24.95) A look at the Pulitzer Prize winner's career as an editorial cartoonist.

        About the list: Participants: Books & Co., Joseph Beth Booksellers and Montgomery Book Co.. Based on sales ending week of Jan. 20 . (—) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week.


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