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The top-selling books of the week as compiled by the New York Times. Fiction

1. Loves Music, Loves to Dance (Mary Higgins Clark) Two Manhattan women, doing research into personal ads, get caught in the snare of a serial killer.

2. Oh, The Places You'll Go! (Dr. Seuss) Verse and pictures.

3. As the Crow Flies (Jeffrey Archer) Inspired by his grandfather, a London pushcart vendor, a man strives to create the biggest store in the world.

4. The Firm (John Grisham) A young lawyer learns the firm he's joined is engaged in secret, possibly illegal, activities.

5. "H" Is for Homicide (Sue Grafton) Private eye Kinsey Millhone is on the trail of an insurance scam.

6. Heir to the Empire (Timothy Zahn) The survival of the "Star Wars" galaxy is menanced by new forces in the first volume of the trilogy.

7. Heartbeat (Danielle Steel) Two people with successful television careers meet and solve their romantic problems.

8. The Seeress of Kell (David Eddings) The fifth volume in the "Mallorean" fantasy saga.

9. Bright Captivity (Eugenia Price) The British capture of St. Simons Island, Ga., during the war of 1812 brings romance to a plantation owner's daughter.

10. The Crown of Columbus (Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich) A couple who have long disagreed about everything find understanding on a Caribbean research trip.


1. The Commanders (Bob Woodward) How the president and his high military commanders made their decisions in the first two years of the Bush administration.

2. Nancy Reagan (Kitty Kelley) An unauthorized biography of the former first lady.

3. Iron John (Robert Bly) The passage from boyhood to manhood in various cultures and centuries.

4. You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again (Julia Phillips) Life in Hollywood as experienced by an Academy Award-winning producer.

5. If You Really Loved Me (Ann Rule) The murder of an Orange County, Calif. woman and the tangled family relationships that brought it about.

6. Fire in the Belly (Sam Keen) A philosopher examines the changing role of men in today's society.

7. There Are No Children Here (Alex Kotlowitz) The story of two brothers growing up in Chicago's mean streets.

8. Illiberal Education (Dinesh D'Souza) A critical account of how matters of race and sex are being taught and treated on many college campuses.

9. A History of the Arab Peoples (Albert Hourani) A comprehensive account by an Oxford scholar.

10. The Next Century (David Halberstam) A journalist's assessment for the prospects of various countries.