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1. The Mermaid Chair”

Sue Monk Kidd (Viking, $24.95)

2. 4th of July”

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

3. True Believer”

Nicholas Sparks (Warner, $24.95)

4. The Da Vinci Code”

Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95)

5. A Long Way Down”

Nick Hornby (Riverhead/Penguin, $24.95)

6. “The Twelfth Card”

Jeffery Deaver (Simon & Schuster, $25.95)

7. “Velocity”

Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27)

8. “The Closers”

Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, $26.95)

9. “Rage”

Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine, $26.95)

10.The Five People You Meet in Heaven”

Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $19.95)


1. “1776”

David McCullough (Simon & Schuster, $32)

2. “The World is Flat”

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

3. “Freakonomics”

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

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. “Objection!”

Nancy Grace with Diane Clehane (Hyperion, $24.95)

8. “The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc”

Douglas Brinkley (Morrow, $22.95)

9. “Coach”

Michael Lewis (Norton, $12.95)

10. “Three Nights in August”

Buzz Bissinger (Houghton Mifflin, $25)

Paperback fiction

1. “Black Rose”

Nora Roberts (Jove, $7.99)

2. The Kite Runner”

Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $14)

3. Summer’s Child”

Luanne Rice (Bantam, $7.50)

4. Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

Sidney Sheldon (Warner, $7.99)

5. The Nosy Neighbor”

Fern Michaels (Pocket Books, $7.99)

6. “Angels & Demons”

Dan Brown (Pocket Star, $7.99)

7. “Second Chance”

Danielle Steel (Dell, $7.50)

8. The Secret Life of Bees”

Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin, $14)

9. “Rules of Play”

Nora Roberts (Silhouette, $14.95)

10. Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: War of Eagles”

Jeff Rovin (Berkley, $7.99)

Paperback nonfiction

1. “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim”

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

2. “The Tipping Point”

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

3. “The Devil in the White City”

Erik Larson (Vintage, $14.95)

4. “Tuesdays With Morrie”

Mitch Albom (Broadway, $11.95)

5. “Reading Lolita in Tehran”

Azar Nafisi (Random House, $13.95)

6. “My Life: The Early Years”

Bill Clinton (Vintage, $7.99)

7. “Guns, Germs, and Steel”

Jared Diamond (Norton, $16.95)

8. “Me Talk Pretty One Day”

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

9. “Shadow Divers”

Robert Kurson (Random House/Ballantine, $14.95)

10. “What’s the Matter With Kansas?”

Thomas Frank (Owl/Holt, $14)

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