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Published Oct. 13, 2005

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. 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.

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

7. 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.

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

9. Immortality (Milan Kundera) The author reflects on contemporary life through the lives of characters in 19th century Weimar and present-day Paris.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Moving Pictures, (Ali MacGraw) The film star of the 1970s looks back on her checkered career.

Advice, how-to and miscellaneous

1. Where's Waldo? (Martin Hanford) Illustrations in which the object is to find a guy named Waldo.

2. Homecoming (John Bradshaw) How to find the child you once were.

3. Find Waldo Now (Martin Hanford) More hunting for Waldo.

4. Light Her Fire (Ellen Kreidman) Ways men can excite women romantically.

5. The Great Waldo Search (Martin Hanford) Still more Waldo searching.