Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Tristate Best Sellers List


        This week/Last week

        1. (4) Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel, Rebecca Wells (HarperCollins; $14) Siddalee reviews the history of the sisterhood to regain her relationship with her mother.

        2. (2) Empire Falls, Richard Russo (Vintage Books; $14.95) A slice of a nice guy's blue-collar, small-town life.

        3. (3) The Shelters of Stone, Jean M. Auel (Crown Publishing; $28.95) Fifth novel about Ayla, the Cro-Magnon woman raised by Neanderthals.

        4. (6) Back When We Were Grownups, Anne Tyler (Ballantine Books; $14.95) A woman at midlife ponders how she lost herself by making key choices.

        5. (—) The Nanny Diaries: A Novel, Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus (St. Martin's Press; $24.95) Two former nannies give a fictionalized account of the modern-day Mary Poppins, moppets and their crazy parents.

        6. (—) If Looks Could Kill, Kate White (Warner Books; $22.95) Hip, true-crime reporter, diva investigates upscale murder mystery.

        7. (10) Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, James Patterson (Warner Books; $12.95) Man offers his first wife's diary to a new love to explain his behavior.

        8. (5) The Wailing Wind, Tony Hillerman (HarperCollins; $25.95) 15th Chee/Leaphorn mystery.9. (1) A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines (Vintage Books; $12.95) Race, injustice and courage in the face of hopelessness are the basis of this Cincinnati on the Same Page book selection.

        10. (—) Mortal Prey, John Sanford (Putnam Publishing Group; $26.95) Personal history seasons the chase between a cop and the hit woman he is pursuing.


        1. (6) Hans Von Ohain, Margaret Conner (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; $49.95) subtitled “Elegance in Flight.”

        2. (—) businessThink, Dave Marcum, Steve Smith, Mahan Khalsa (John Wiley & Sons; $24.95) subtitled “Rules for Getting It Right — Now, and No Matter What!”

        3. (—) The Omega Rx Zone, Barry Sears (Regan Books; $25.95) subtitled “The Miracle of the New High-Dose Fish Oil.”

        4. (2) Get Clark Smart, Clark Howard and Mark Meltzer (Hyperion Press; $16.95) subtitled “The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich from America's Money-Saving Expert.”

        5. (—) An Italian Affair, Laura Fraser (Vintage Books; $12) Memoir.

        6. (2) Anyway the Paradoxical Commandments, Kent M. Keith (Putnam Publishing Group; $19.95) subtitled “Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World.”

        7. (—) A Treasury of Royal Scandals: Michael Farquhar (Penguin USA; $14) subtitled “The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors.”

        8. (—) Blue Dog, George Rodrigue, Lawrence S. Freundlich (Stewart Tabori & Chang; $50) A dog, her master, his paintings.

        9. (—) Blue Dog Love, George Rodrigue, Wendy Rodrigue, David McAninch (Stewart Tabori & Chang; $35) More hair of the dog and the story of how the dog gained a new mistress.

        10. (—) On Rue Tatin, Susan Herrmann Loomis (Broadway Books; $14.95) subtitled “Living and Cooking in a French Town.”

        About the list: Participants: Books & Co., Joseph-Beth Booksellers and Montgomery Book Company. Based on sales ending week of May 25 (—) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week.

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