Best selling books


Published: Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 11:12 p.m.

FICTION

1 CROSSROADS OF TWILIGHT, by Robert Jordan. (Tor/Tom Doherty, $29.95.) The 10th volume in the fantasy series ''The Wheel of Time.''

2 THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold. (Little, Brown, $21.95.) A 14-year-old girl looks down from heaven as she describes what happens in the aftermath of her kidnapping and murder.

3 BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, by Dean Koontz. (Bantam, $26.95.) A young man who has been injected with a mysterious substance finds himself drawn to crime scenes immediately before the crimes occur.

4 PREY, by Michael Crichton. (HarperCollins, $26.95.) In the Nevada desert, a team of scientists tries to undo an experiment involving nanoparticles - molecule-sized robots - that has gone disastrously wrong.

5 FOUR BLIND MICE, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, $27.95.) Detective Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, try to prove that one of Sampson's oldest friends has been framed for murder.

6 SONS OF FORTUNE, By Jeffrey Archer. (St. Martin's, $27.95.) Twin brothers who were separated at birth both decide to run for governor in Connecticut - but without knowing they are related.

7 THE ARRAIGNMENT, by Steve Martini. (Putnam, $25.95.) The defense attorney Paul Madriani represents a man who he thinks may know something about the murder of a fellow lawyer.

8 LIGHT IN SHADOW, by Jayne Ann Krentz. (Putnam, $24.95.) An interior designer in Whispering Springs, Ariz., turns to a private investigator for help when her former life comes back to haunt her.

9 THE LAST JIHAD, by Joel C. Rosenberg. (Forge/Tom Doherty, $24.95.) A Wall Street wizard, close friend of the president of the United States, must help protect the country from nuclear attacks by Iraq.

10 HORNET FLIGHT, by Ken Follett. (Dutton, $26.95.) In 1941, as the Luftwaffe is shooting down RAF bombers, a young Dane stumbles upon a German installation whose secrets he must try to convey to England.

NONFICTION

1 BUSH AT WAR, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster, $28.) Behind the scenes at the White House as the president and his advisers responded to the Sept. 11 attacks.

2 THE RIGHT MAN, by David Frum. (Random House, $25.95.) A former speechwriter for President Bush relives the first year of Bush's administration.

3 PORTRAIT OF A KILLER, by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam, $27.95.) The crime novelist presents evidence that the artist Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper.

4 THE SAVAGE NATION, by Michael Savage. (WND/Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) A radio talk show host proposes to save America from ''the liberal assault on our borders, language and culture.''

5 LEADERSHIP, by Rudolph W. Giuliani with Ken Kurson. (Miramax/Hyperion, $25.95.) The former mayor of New York discusses what it takes to be a leader and addresses subjects like the crime rate and Sept. 11.

6 WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? by Po Bronson. (Random House, $24.95.) The stories of 55 people who found their calling after years of struggle.

7 STUPID WHITE MEN, by Michael Moore. (ReganBooks/ HarperCollins, $24.95.) The man behind ''Roger & Me'' takes aim at Republicans and Democrats, corporate America and our ''nation of idiots.''

8 1421, by Gavin Menzies. (Morrow, $27.95) A retired British submarine commander argues that Chinese fleets reached the Americas before Columbus did.

9 JOURNALS, by Kurt Cobain. (Riverhead, $29.95.) A selection of drawings, lyrics and other writings by the lead singer of Nirvana, who committed suicide in 1994.

10 THE CONQUERORS, by Michael Beschloss. (Simon & Schuster, $26.95.) How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman worked to ensure the destruction of Hitler's Germany.

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