Tuesday, July 09, 2002

Best Sellers

What's hot in the Tristate

       This week/Last week
       1. (—) Two Truth's and A Lie, Katrina Kittle (Warner Books; $13.95) A pathological liar's house of cards tumbles when she finds the ultimate truth of everyone's secrets.
       2. (6) Empire Falls, Richard Russo (Vintage Books; $14.95) A slice of a nice guy's blue-collar, small-town life.
       3. (4) The Beach House,
James Patterson and Peter De Jonge (Little Brown and Company; $26.95) Law student investigates and plans revenge for the murder of his brother.
       4. (9) The Lovely Bones: A Novel, Alice Sebold (Little Brown & Co.; $21.95) Murder victim monitors the lives of family and killer left behind.
       5. (3) 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.
(5) Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter (Knopf; $26.95) Ivy league, African-American law professor must untangle family secrets and suppressed emotions while determining whether his father's death was murder.
       7. (2) Hard Eight, Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press; $25.95) Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum returns with her usual companions for a case where a child's fate hangs in the balance.
       8. (—) The Woman Next Door
, Barbara Delinsky (Pocket Books; $7.99) A cul-de-sac drama finds neighbors questioning the stability of their marriages and the paternity of a coming blessed event.
       9. (—) A Painted House
, John Grisham (Dell Island Books; $7.99) A story of sharecroppers set in 1952 rural Arkansas where tension between migrant Mexicans and “hill people” is rampant.
       10. (—) Best Friends, Martha Moody (Riverhead Books; $14) College friends follow each other into adult life.

       1. (—) Who Moved My Cheese, Spencer Johnson (Putnam Publishing Group; $19.95) subtitled “An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life.”
       2. (2) She Said Yes
, Misty Bernall, Madeleine L'Engle and Michael W. Smith (Afterword) (Pocket Books; $5.99) subtitled “The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall.”
       3. (10) You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe (Putnam Publishing Group; $25.95) The bad boy of tennis seeks to explain himself.
       4. (—) Once Upon a Town, Bob Greene (William Morrow & Co.; $24.95) subtitled “The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen” veteran journalist explores the train stop that boosted the morale of hundreds of recruits headed for WWII combat.
       5. (—) Slander
, Ann H. Coulter (Crown Publishers; $25.95) subtitled “Liberal Lies About the American Right.”
       6. (5) Seabiscuit
, Laura Hillenbrand (Ballantine Books; $15) Tale of the horse that became a champion and the people who helped make it happen.
       7. (—) Games People Play, Eric M.D. Berne (Ballantine Books; $12) subtitled “The Psychology of Human Relationships.”
       8. (1) Journey to the Well, Vashti Murphy McKenzie (Viking Press; $21.95) The first woman bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gives a guide for women of faith.
       9. (—) Home Is Where I Live, Camilla Warrick (Bridge Resources; $14.95) Recently deceased local author's reflections on her battle with cancer and how it brought her to spiritual and self truths.
       10. (8) The Right Words at the Right Time, Marlo Thomas (Atria Books; $25) 100 well-known people share words that were life changing and right on time.

       About the list: Participants: Books & Co. and Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Based on sales ending week of June 30; (—) indicates a book was not on the list the previous week.


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