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1. 4th of July”

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $27.95)

2. True Believer”

Nicholas Sparks (Warner, $24.95)

3. The Da Vinci Code”

Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95)

4. The Mermaid Chair”

Sue Monk Kidd (Viking, $24.95)

5. “Velocity”

Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27)

6. “The Closers”

Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, $26.95)

7. “Rage”

Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine, $26.95)

8. Broken Prey”

John Sandford (Putnam, $26.95)

9. “Devil’s Corner”

Lisa Scottoline (HarperCollins, $25.95)

10.Revenge of the Sith”

Matthew Stover (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $25.95)


1. “1776”

David McCullough (Simon & Schuster, $32)

2. “Freakonomics”

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Morrow, $25.95)

3. “The World is Flat”

Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.50)

4. “Blink”

Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, $25.95)

5. “On Bull——”

Harry G. Frankfurt (Princeton University, $9.95)

6. “America (The Book)”

Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum (Warner, $24.95)

7. “The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc”

Douglas Brinkley (Morrow, $22.95)

8. “Coach”

Michael Lewis (Norton, $12.95)

9. “Collapse”

Jared Diamond (Viking, $29.95)

10. “Oh the Glory of It All”

Sean Wilsey (Penguin Press, $25.95)

Paperback fiction

1. “Black Rose”

Nora Roberts (Jove, $7.99)

2. Summer’s Child”

Luanne Rice (Bantam, $7.50)

3. The Nosy Neighbor”

Fern Michaels (Pocket Books, $7.99)

4. The Kite Runner”

Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $14)

5. Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

Sidney Sheldon (Warner, $7.99)

6. Oceans of Fire”

Christine Feehan (Jove, $7.99)

7. “The Taking”

Dean Koontz (Bantam, $7.99)

8. “Second Chance”

Danielle Steel (Dell, $7.50)

9. “Angels & Demons”

Dan Brown (Pocket Star, $7.99)

10. Skinny Dip”

Carl Hiaasen (Warner, $12.95)

Paperback nonfiction

1. “The Tipping Point”

Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95)

2. “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim”

David Sedaris (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95)

3. “The Devil in the White City”

Erik Larson (Vintage, $14.95)

4. “Reading Lolita in Tehran”

Azar Nafisi (Random House, $13.95)

5. “Guns, Germs, and Steel”

Jared Diamond (Norton, $16.95)

6. “What’s the Matter With Kansas?”

Thomas Frank (Owl/Holt, $14)

7. “My Life: The Early Years”

Bill Clinton (Vintage, $7.99)

8. “A Short History of Nearly Everything”

Bill Bryson (Broadway, $15.95)

9. “Tuesdays With Morrie”

Mitch Albom (Broadway, $11.95)

10. “Dreams From My Father”

Barack Obama (Three Rivers, $13.95)

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