Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Tristate Best Sellers List
This week/Last week
1. (1) A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines (Vintage Books; $12.95) Race, injustice and bravery in the face of hopelessness are the basis of this Cincinnati On the Same Page book selection.
2. () The Nanny Diaries: A Novel, Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus (St. Martins Press; $24.95) Children of the wealthy and the nannies who see them through parental neuroses and status seeking.
3. () The Villa, Nora Robert (Jove Publications; $7.99) The merger of two winemaking families brings out love and enemies.
4.(2) The Summons, John Grisham (Doubleday; $27.95) A clear-cut will, hidden fortune, blackmail and estranged siblings drive Mr. Grisham's return to the legal thriller.
5. () A Common Life: The Wedding Story, Jan Karon (Penguin USA; $13) Author fills in the blanks surrounding the marriage of Mitford's favorite couple.
6. () Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales, Stephen King (Scribner; $28) Author's most recent collection of macabre short stories.
7. (10) Atonement: A Novel, Ian McEwan (Doubleday; $26) Family secrets and foibles fuel a young writer's imagination and get her into trouble.
8. () Hell to Pay: A Novel, George P. Pelecanos (Little Brown & Company; $24.95) Private detective Derek Strange contemplates alternative justice when a dark D.C. crime hits close to home.
9. () 1st to Die, James Patterson (Warner Vision; $7.99) Four women work together on serial killer case; first in a series.
10. (9) 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.
1. () Knight: My Story, Bob Knight, Bob Hammel (contributor)t (Dunne Books; $25.95) Autobiography.
2. (1) Curly Girl, Lorraine Massey, Deborah Chiel (Workman Publishing; $9.95) How-to manifesto on how to embrace and care for curly locks.
3. () Self Matters, Phillip C. McGraw (Simon &Schuster; $25) subtitled Creating Your Life from the Inside Out.
4. () The U.S. Constitution, Terry L. Jordan (Oak Hill Publications; $2.95) subtitled And Fascinating Facts About It.
5. (4) 8 Minutes in the Morning, Jorge Cruise, Anthony Robbins (Rodale Press; $24.95) subtitled A Simple Way to Start Your Day That Burns Fat and Sheds the Pounds.
6. () Life Strategies, Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion; $11.95) subtitled Doing What Works, Doing What Matters.
7. () Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Laura Hillenbrand (Ballantine Books; $15) Story of the racehorse
8. () Causing a Stir, Junior League (Junior League of Dayton; $22.95) Book of recipes.
9. () My Life As a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body, Carol Sherman-Jones (Five Star Publications; $14.95) Autobiography.
10. (8) Zobmondo, Randy Horn (Creator), Darcy Horn (Contributor) (Workman Publishing Co.; $9.95) subtitled The Outrageous Book of Bizarre Choices.
About the list: Participants: Books & Co. Joseph Beth Booksellers and Montgomery Book Co. Based on sales ending week of March 31. () indicates a book was not on the list the previous week.
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